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Riverdance 20 Years Bradford Alhambra

Published by: GRAHAM CLARK on 16th Oct 2014 | View all blogs by GRAHAM CLARK
Riverdance 20th Anniversary

It is 20 years now since Riverdance made its debut at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin. Set to Bill Whelan's haunting score the show is a celebration of Irish dance and with 30 dancers in the show there is never a dull moment.

The production is not all about dance, the four musicians on stage play a mixture of everything from traditional irish music to New York jazz. If you are a fan of traditional Irish music the show is worth going to see for this alone.

The first half of the production showcases the elements such as the sun, the wind, thunderstorms and fire with some nifty flamenco dancing ending in a spectacular version of Riverdance.

The second half of the show moves across the Atlantic as the Irish famine drives the Irish people to a new world in America. New York jazz meets Irish flamboyance with a spectacular stand off between Irish and American dancers.
With some Russian dancing too, the show encompasses the whole world of dance. Lead dancers Siobhan Manson and Jason O'Neil move so swiftly and energetically throughout the show.

The standing ovation the show received at the end was justified. This is a show that will run for another 20 years and beyond. A real treat for the eyes and ears.

Runs until Sunday 19th October.
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