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Spirit of the Dance
January 22nd 7:45 pm
SPIRIT OF THE DANCE is one of the biggest dance shows in the world. It has smashed box office records in over 20 countries, and has won more awards than any other dance production. .
Now celebrating its 15th Anniversary and winner of 9 Global awards, this breathtaking show has been seen by more than 30 million people around the globe.
The world champion dancers of Spirit of the Dance sound like a runaway express train and their precision and artistic showmanship sends shivers down your spine. This breathtaking show delivers the powerful rhythms of Irish Dance combined with the passionate Latino rhythms of Tango, Flamenco and Red-Hot Salsa to produce a thrilling, heart-pounding production that the International Post describes as “The World’s Greatest Irish Dance Show”.
The choreography was brilliant and the dancers danced their socks off. What energy and coordination.
But - why can't the producer find a real fiddler? The man playing the electric violin, wasn't. It was very obvious from his left hand positioning and from the bow movements. Furthermore how could you play wheel jumping around like he did?
The bagpiper was even more ridiculous. He had the bag under his right arm ( not the left) and the drones were sticking out in front of him. He sure as hell wasn't blowing into the bag nor playing his chanter.
The blonde lady singer was definitely miming. Its was so obvious.
My final criticism: why wasn't there a program of some sort to tell us about the performers and the history of the show?
However, full marks to those brave dancers. Their hand jive at the end was absolutely brilliant. To do it when they were so tired, was a marathon achievement.