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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Step Afrika!, the first professional company devoted to stepping, presents its holiday show at Washington, D.C.'s Atlas Performing Arts Center. Come make music with Step Afrika!, DJ Frosty the Snowman and their furry friends from the animal kingdom in this special seasonal performance. Equally inspired by African and modern dance, stepping combines kicks, stomps, claps and chants into an overwhelming, high-energy experience of movement and sound. The Washington company has achieved worldwide renown for its mastery of the art and electrifying live shows, and this festive celebration of the season promises to be no exception. 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
- "Riverdance weaves a powerful spell that can leave an audience breathless." --The Toronto Sun
- "A phenomenon!" --New York Times
- "An explosion of sight and sound that simply takes your breath away." --Chicago Tribune
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.
About the Ticket Supplier: Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Wolf Trap plays a valuable leadership role in both the local and national performing arts communities. Through a wide range of artistic and education programs, Wolf Trap enhances our nation’s cultural life and ensures that the arts remain accessible and affordable to the broadest possible audience. Wolf Trap is run through a public/private partnership between the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. The Foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, creates and selects programming; develops education programs; handles ticket sales, marketing, publicity, and public relations; and raises funds to support these programs while keeping ticket prices affordable. The National Park Service maintains the grounds and buildings of Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and provides technical theater assistance for the Filene Center.