Riverdance comes home to Ireland this year with a run of shows at The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin and the INEC Killarney.
For over two decades, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance, the international Irish Dancing phenomenon. Having played over 11,500 performances to over 25 million people throughout 47 countries, the stage spectacular Riverdance comes to Dublin to the Gaiety Theatre from the 12th of June to the 9th of September and the INEC Killarney for one week only from the 12th to the 16th September.
As the interval act of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, a worldwide audience of over 300 million saw the birth of Riverdance. The 7-minute performance earned a standing ovation from the 4000 strong audience. This, ahead of its time dance piece was then developed into a full stage show by producer Moya Doherty, composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, Riverdance broke all box office records during its world premières in Dublin, London and New York and continued to set new records in packed theatres and arenas throughout the world. Featuring the unbelievable talent of the Riverdance Lead Dancers, the Riverdance Irish Dance Troupe, the live Riverdance Band and International artists from Russia, Spain and the USA, the show is guaranteed to mesmerise audiences of all ages and cultures.
Since Riverdance began performances in Dublin in 1995, the show has travelled 750,000 miles, or 30 times around the world, played to a global television audience of 3 billion people, sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award winner CD and sold over 10 million Riverdance videos and DVDs. Riverdance holds the Guinness World Record for the ‘Longest Riverdance Line,’ which featured 1693 participants! There have been 2,000 performers from 29 countries, 22,000 dance shoes worn, 17,500 costumes worn, 500,000 gallons of water consumed, 6,000,000 pounds of dry ice used onstage, 64 marriages between company members, 98 Riverdance babies born (with more on the way!), 50,000 rolls of self-grip tape used by company physiotherapists, 20,500 hours of rehearsals on tour, 1,000,000 pounds of ice in post-show ice buckets used by the dancers to aid muscle recovery and 80,000 pounds of chocolate consumed (for energy) by the cast!
Riverdance Gaiety Theatre Dublin 12 June – 9 September
Tickets €21 – €71 www.Riverdance.com
VIP Experience Tickets: €96
Immerse yourself in Riverdance and meet with the Lead Dancers and the cast for individual photos, conversation & more
INEC Killarney September 12th – 16th Tickets: €35 – €43.70 VIP Tickets: €100 www.inec.ie