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Filene Center
Wolf Trap National Park for Performing Arts 1551 Trap Road Vienna, VA 22182
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Parking is far from site (especially in bad weather)
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The weather was rainy. I wore Dress and cardigan. Its covered but still open to the elements..
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3.9 average rating
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21 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 01 2008

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.

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 01 2008

The show was incredible - but I was disappointed about our seating. I was not aware of where we were sitting until we got there. My daughter was unable to see the stage very well.

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6 reviews
14 stars
attended Jun 01 2008

A wonderful dance experience. This was a terrific introduction to live performance for our 5 year old daughter. Superb performances! Some may consider the show to be aging, and the audience is waning, but it is an "evergreen" production that...continued

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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.

Act One

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.

Act Two

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.