Venue: National Centre for the Performing Arts
Time: January 26 - 30, 2020
Lord of the Dance is a spectacular new staging of the much-loved traditional master piece. The performance stars James Keegan, Morgan Comer, Mathew Smith, Cathal Keaney, Fergal Keaney and Andras Kren as the "Lords of the Dance" and is choreographed and directed by Michael Flatley.
With all the visceral precision and thrills of the original, Lord of the Dance features new staging, new costumes and choreography. With 40 of the world's most outstanding young performers directed by Michael, and new music by composer Gerard Fahy, this latest iteration combines the best of tradition with all the excitement of new music and dance.
Michael premiered Lord of the Dance at the celebrated Palladium Theatre on London's West End in 2014 and moved to the Dominion Theatre in 2015 where he made his final appearance on the West End stage before revisiting another sold out Wembley Arena for his final performance in the United Kingdom.
Lord of the Dance is a classic tale of good versus evil. The Little Spirit has a dream in which the Lord of the Dance, who represents all things that are good in the world, must fight against evil in the form of the Dark Lord and his army of Dark Disciples. Morrighan the Seductress comes between the Lord and his true love Saoirse, while Erin the Goddess puts into songs the words that the dances convey. Will the Lord of the Dance and his Chieftains defeat the Dark Lord and his men? Will the spirit’s dream become a nightmare from which she cannot wake? Let the dance embrace you and take you on a journey filled with so much energy and passion...
Michael Flatley first stepped onto the world stage when he toured with The Chieftains. In 1994, he changed the face of Irish dance forever with his breath-taking creation of Riverdance.
Michael broke the mould of traditional Irish dancing by incorporating upper body movement and creating edgy rhythm patterns that departed from the traditional methods. He has created, directed and produced several successful shows including Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames and Celtic Tiger.
His Lord of the Dance broke box office records all over the world. In 1998 Lord of the Dance set a record breaking run of 21 consecutive performances at London’s legendary Wembley Arena. It is a record that still stands to this day. Worldwide video sales were in excess of 12 million copies.
In 1998 at the age of 39, Michael exceeded his first Guinness World Record of 28 taps per second set in 1989 with a phenomenal 35 taps per second. He has been recognized by many establishments and received countless awards for his contributions to the entertainment industry and the promotion and enrichment of Ireland, Irish dance and music.