There’s a reason why Riverdance is synonymous with Irish dance, the whole world over. Now, the rhythm of Riverdance once again strikes the stage (literally), sounding with a renewed vigour.

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British choreographer Christopher Wheelan’s latest creation ‘The Two of Us’ opens the show, a piece for two dancers set to four songs by singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

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As the pandemic gradually forced dance off stage and online, dance lovers like myself have found great comfort watching performances in the digital world.

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The Joyce Theater Foundation in Chelsea (NYC) has been providing a home to innovative dance since 1982, and this week provides a real delight to lift the spirits of pandemic-weary tap lovers like me…

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“Dear Pigeon…” The spoken word in the voice-over leads the movement of two bodies rooting down on earth.

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The exuberant Flamenco Dance Museum show in Seville features many different types of flamenco in a one-hour performance of music and dance.

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Although Pina Bausch’s famous Rite of Spring piece (or Le Sacre du printemps) is typically performed indoors, on a stage covered in soil – the artists featured in the Dancing at Dusk film run the piece on a sandy beach in Senegal. The cast of African dancers was meant to perform Bausch’s iconic work at […]

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We’re more than half-way through 2020, which has been pretty bleak. But digital streaming performances, hosted by generous dance companies and theaters, have been a much-needed silver lining during quarantine. During this time, we’ve watched Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Terrain from Australia, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre’s Moon Water and even Michael Flatley’s Celtic Tiger over the 4th of […]

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The New York City-based Ballet Hispánico company was meant to celebrate their 50th anniversary at The Joyce Theater in April. Although they weren’t able to perform due to the urgent coronavirus lockdown, the company has generously shared a range of performances for their online community. Their latest program is Noche Unidos, an informal gala and fundraiser for […]

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During lockdown, the English National Ballet has provided weekly ballets on Wednesdays, spoiling audiences around the world with their #ENBAtHome program, whose previous performances included Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon and August Bornonville’s La Sylphide. To close their generous program, the non-profit ballet organization has broadcast Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella ballet at Royal Albert Hall (available from July 8 – […]

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With many theaters shut down for the foreseeable future, it is a blessing to be able to watch online dance showcases from companies around the world. The San Francisco Ballet released a recording of their 2020 gala, called SPELLBOUND, as part of their SF Ballet @ Home program. Recorded January 16, 2020 by Rapt Productions, the San […]

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When a large pair of fuschia lips appear on screen and utter a techno-like “There’s no place like home,” you know you can’t expect a traditional Irish dancing show. Irish dance legend Michael Flatley has choreographed and/ or produced shows that have grown progressively glitzier from his breakout Riverdance sensation to Lord of the Dance […]

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