Wednesday, October 28, 2009

On the Riverdance

I'm a fan of dance. I like to watch dance performance. The atmosphere where people move in unison or some specially arranged choreography gives me the excitement and thrill. And all the special movements in addition to powerful music just gives me the euphoria. But most often than not, these dance performance didn't quite last long, leaving you on the verge of shouting "MORE MORE MORE!!!"

Anyways, I came across Riverdance the other night.

It is a theatrical show consisting the Irish step dancing, notable for its rapid leg movements while body and arms are kept largely stationary. It was first performed during the interval of the Eurovision Song Contest onn April 30th, 1994. It received a standing ovation then. Somehow, it was also voted as the most popular interval act in the history of the contest.

This first Riverdance performance featured Irish Dancing Champions Jean Butler and Michael Flatley. Over the years, the theatre was performed in numerous countries over the world. But the show is currently on currently playing its farewell tour, returning to UK, Europe and the Far East before finishing in 2010, fifteen years after it opened at The Point Theatre in Dublin.

Sad innit? I wonder if it'll ever hit it big like that of Cats or Mamma Mia...

11 Jujus:

Pete said...

It always amazed me when I see a group dancing in sequence uniformingly! Nice

Gratitude said...

I think they did come to KL many years ago.

L M said...

Love the tap dancing video.

Pair skating is nice too =)

Medie007 said...

Pete, so totally true. :D

Gratitude, i wasn't aware of that?! :(

LM, yeaps! pair skating is...i havent watched one. haaha

TZ said...

i think so too... I wanna to go and watch it but i was not around that time... Business trip in US :(

I wanna to plan to go for the World rainforest music festival @ Sarawak next year :p Anyone wanna to go to watch the performance?

[SK] said...

i enjoy watching dances, and also doing dancing too.. but never can have my body synchronise with my mind, meaning you see a hippo dancing so disgracefully.. haha!!

Medie007 said...

TZ, haha watch youtube lor...

SK, can go to Danny's open day lor. hahaha.

reanaclaire said...

yes, i too like tap dancing.. used to marvel at how fast their legs can do that and so uniform-ly too.. click cluck..clap.. click cluck..clook.. my mind going haywire now...

Medie007 said...

claire, just enjoy ony ma. no need to think of their mechanism too much wat. :P

Danny said...

i love Riverdance.. their tapping skill is just crazy..
would like to learn tap dance.. but still waiting for the right moment to take the very first step :)

savante said...

Saw them in KL a few years back ( or was it another irish tapdancing group? ). pretty good actually. Memorable!