Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show
Twenty-five years ago, seven minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. The Eurovision interval act performance of Riverdance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance. Now 25 years later, composer Bill Whelanhas rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColganhave completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage, and costume designs.
Staged at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot that the Riverdance story began, the 25th Anniversary Gala performance will be filmed live for its inaugural worldwide cinema release. Director of Riverdance, John McColgan, said: “From the moment the first Riverdance performance took place, in Dublin in 1994, we knew that something special had occurred. Producer Moya Doherty, composer Bill Whelan and myself, set about creating a stage show that could build on the thrill, the spectacle and the sheer creative energy of that first performance featuring Michael Flatley and Jean Butler in that first television appearance. We are thrilled that 25 years later Riverdance continues its record-breaking story with its first cinema release to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show.”
The screening will be preceded by a performance from Lucas Mitsch and Addyson Teal of Celtic band Fig for a Kiss. Based out of the Lehigh Valley, Fig for a Kiss showcases a unique blend of Celtic, folk, and contemporary influences. Performance at 6; movie screening at 6:30.