Riverdance Brings the Story of Ireland to Portland
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The last date listed for Riverdance was Sunday May 29, 2011 / 6:30pm.
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Experience the wonder of holiday magic at Oregon Ballet Theatre's beloved holiday production of The Nutcracker, with George Balanchine's original choreography. This iconic version of the popular holiday ballet is set to the cherished Tchaikovsky score. The ballet tells the timeless story of young Marie, who receives a nutcracker soldier as a gift and has a magical Christmas-night dream that her toy comes to life. Together they experience a grand adventure that takes them through an epic battle with the Rat King to the Sugarplum Fairy's magical Land of the Sweets. Enjoyed by families for generations, the ballet creates cherished new memories every year. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Larry Daw
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We saw Riverdance last night in Portland. The show was incredible as this group always is. The talent is unbelievable - from the dancers to the singers to the musicians. And to make things even better our seats were beyond excellent!! We were two rows from the stage at almost dead center. We could not have asked for more. Thank you so much Goldstar for giving us the chance to purchase these tickets through you. This was a wonderful night out for us and one that we will always remember.
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Few shows have touched audiences like Riverdance. A celebration of Irish music, song and dance, the show focuses on the evolution of Irish dance and its similarities with, and influences on, other cultures. The phenomenon of Riverdance draws on Irish traditions and combines the richness of the music with the magic and sensuality of the dance.
Riverdance was originally conceived as a spectacular seven-minute intermission entertainment for the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest televised throughout Europe to an audience of over 300 million viewers. Following the success of that performance, producer Moya Doherty, composer Bill Whelan and director John McColgan expanded the piece into a full-length stage production.
Riverdance had its world premiere at the Point Theatre, Dublin in February 1995, where it opened to unanimous critical acclaim. The show has taken the world by storm and to date, over 22 million people world-wide have seen Riverdance live. In addition, 10 million people have purchased video versions of the show, making it one of the best-selling entertainment videos in the world.
Bill Whelan won the 1997 Grammy® Award for “Best Musical Show Album” for his original music and lyrics for Riverdance. This extraordinarily unique show, which features an international company, has touched the hearts of millions around the world.