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24 stars
The weather was hot during the day but cooled off substantially after sunset. I wore brought a light jacket for aLate June evening.
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If you take the Shuttle from West Falls Church, put an alarm on your smart phone for 20 minutes before 11, because they leave to make the last train at West Falls Church.
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"Riverdance"
14 ratings
3.9 average rating
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40 events
24 reviews
5 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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14 events
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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Anne Hollander
40 events
6 reviews
15 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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Website

http://www.riverdance.com/

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

Description

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.