I’ve seen a few performances of River dance and Michael Flatley on various TV shows over the years, never a live performance and I must admit i didn’t see what all the fuss was about?!
That was until I watched it live last night at The Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham- WOW WOW WOW! We were blown away by the high intensity, the drama, the dancing duels, the light and shade of the story. We were mesmerized from the first tap to the last. The cast were all superb and their athletic ability to get around the stage was incredible plus they included you in their performance as they wanted you to have a good time with them. And we certainly did!
If like me you’ve not seen a show live before, book your tickets now, you won’t be disappointed and you’ll come out of the theatre feeling quite euphoric as did all the crowd after the show. I met quite a few people at the train station all with their programmes and everyone of them said it was one of the best shows they’ve seen for a very long time!
The show is only on until Sunday 19th June, so be quick!
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review by Lisa Bayliss
Since its premiere, Michael Flatley’s Lord Of The Dance has visited over 1000 venues worldwide and been seen by over 60 million people in 60 different countries on every continent, making it one of the most successful dance productions in the world.
Michael will revive and update the original Lord of the Dance for new generations of fans. The show, described by the Los Angeles Times as a “showpiece extravaganza”, features more than 150,000 taps per performance as it transports the audience to a mythical time and place, capturing hearts in a swirl of movement, precision dancing, artistic lighting and pyrotechnics.
The journey to Lord of the Dance began with Michael Flatley’s dream to create the greatest Irish dance show in the world. Forged from his ambition and a performance that caught the world’s attention at Eurovision 1994, Lord of the Dance is the culmination of Flatley’s belief that “Nothing is impossible. Follow your dreams.”
Lord of the Dance has gone on to receive unparalleled accolades, and to break theatrical records across the globe. Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance not only brought Irish dancing to the world stage; it catapulted the art of Irish dance to a higher plane, unprecedented worldwide recognition and dove straight into the hearts and minds of millions worldwide.
Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance has dazzled audiences around the world with its unique combination of high-energy Irish dancing, original music, storytelling and sensuality. The beloved Irish dance show transcends culture and language, soaring into the soul on astounding aerial moves, unparalleled precision dancing and state-of-the art theatrical effects.
Much of the secret to its phenomenal success is that it speaks to all, crossing boundaries of age, gender and cultural diversity. It’s timeless, universal appeal has made Lord of the Dance one of the modern day wonders of the world, a myth to a living legend.