Riverdance, the Irish Step Dance Spectacular at Filene Center
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The last date listed for Riverdance was Sunday June 1, 2008 / 8:00pm.
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American Ballet Theatre, regarded as one of the world's finest dance companies, brings an evening of mixed repertory to the Kennedy Center. Michel Fokine's Les Sylphides is a romantic reverie with music by Chopin orchestrated by Britten. Tchaikovsky powers the D.C. premiere of ABT principal dancer Marcelo Gomes' Aftereffect. Based on A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sir Frederick Ashton's The Dream marks 450 years since Shakespeare's birth. For over 70 years, American Ballet Theatre has wowed audiences everywhere with their passion, innovation and athleticism. The New York Times called them "American ballet at its peak," and it's easy to see why. Learn More
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It was a mediocre concert comprised of non-connected dance and music-voice numbers. The stge lighting was bad and the seating by goldstar was at the very top , almost last top section of the theatre, while half of the orchrstra seats were empty.
Quotes & Highlights
- "<em>Riverdance</em> weaves a powerful spell that can leave an audience breathless." --<em>The Toronto Sun</em>
- "A phenomenon!" --<em>New York Times</em>
- "An explosion of sight and sound that simply takes your breath away." --<em>Chicago Tribune</em>
An innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song, Riverdance draws on Irish traditions and the combined talents of the performers to propel Irish dancing and music to the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures.
In a primitive and powerful world, our ancestors knew fear and joy and fire, worked wood and stone and water to make a place they could call home. The first peoples knew the world as a place of power. Their songs and dances and stories are negotiations with elemental powers. The first half of this performance shows them coming to terms with the world and with themselves.
War, famine and slavery shattered the ancient bonds between people and place. Forced dislocations marked and altered the histories of the native peoples. As we came into history, we learned to guard what we valued, to accommodate ourselves to others, to learn new ways of being ourselves, to embrace new kinds of courage. Cast out and momentarily orphaned, we learned to belong to the world.