Riverdance…..Many of you have undoubtedly heard of Riverdance. Many of you may have seen it performed. It is famous worldwide and has come to represent something quintessentially Irish.

But do you know how it started?

Riverdance is a show consisting of traditional Irish music and dance. It was originally created and performed during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest hosted in Ireland.

It got expanded into a show and started being performed in February 1995.

Although the original troop, with various roles being replaced as the years went by, retired in 2011 after a farewell tour, the show is still represented in smaller venues with smaller groups of dancers.

And here for you, is the original interval debut of Riverdance.

 

 

 

Pretty impressive, don’t you think?

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