December 9, 2015 (Austin, TX) — The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand with Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Celebrating an extraordinary milestone for an incredible show, Riverdance will perform in over 50 US cities during the 2015/2016 season, including Austin February 16-18, 2016. Tickets are on sale now and start at $29.
Marking the eagerly awaited return of the show to North America the anniversary production features new costumes, new lighting, new projections and the addition of a brand new number, “Anna Livia,” featuring the female members of the Irish dance troupe in an acapella hard-shoe number.
“The success of Riverdance across the whole world has gone beyond our wildest dreams,” said producer Moya Doherty. “The fact that the show continues to draw and excite audiences is a tribute to every dancer, singer, musician, staff and crew member who have dedicated themselves to the show. This 20th Anniversary Tour is a thank you to our audiences and a celebration of what has been an incredible journey across two decades.” -Edinburgh Evening News
Riverdance-The 20th Anniversary World Tour is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. Riverdance-The 20th Anniversary World Tour will play a coast-to-coast marathon stopping in more than 60 North American cities, including Austin.
Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Doherty. The electrifying and innovative seven-minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show. With its fusion of Irish and international music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world premiere run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London, the reaction was unprecedented. What followed was a hugely successful tour starting in New York City’s Radio City Music Hall in March 1996 beginning 16 years of non-stop touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America. Since its inception Riverdance has packed theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and most recently South America.
Tickets are available at TheLongCenter.org or by calling (512) 474.LONG (5664). Also available at the Long Center’s 3M Box Office located at 701 West Riverside Drive at South First Street. For groups of 10 and more, please call 512-457-5161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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