ABHANN PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS RIVERDANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
25 BREATHTAKING YEARS. ONE WORLDWIDE PHENOMENON.
THE INTERNATIONAL IRISH DANCE PHENOMENON
TO RETURN TO BJCC CONCERT HALL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 13 YEARS
(Birmingham, AL) Abhann Productions is proud to announce that Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show will play a strictly limited engagement at the BJCC Concert Hall from June 22-23. Tickets for the international Irish dance phenomenon start at $30. Tickets will be on sale at Ticketmaster beginning Friday, November 19 at 10:00am CT.
Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show is Riverdance, as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.
Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance–beloved by fans of all ages. Fall in love with the magic of Riverdance all over again.
For the complete Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show North American tour schedule please visit www.riverdance.com.
Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show has been designed by lead designer Peter Canning, featuring Set by Alan Farquharson, Lighting by Andrew Voller and Video by Cosmo AV along with Costumes by Joan Bergin and Sound by Michael O’Gorman.
Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven-minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London the reaction was unprecedented. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where 8 sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of two decades of touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America. Since its inception, Riverdance has packed theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and South America.
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FACTS ABOUT 25 YEARS OF RIVERDANCE
- Played 12,160 performances
- Seen live by over 27.5 million people in 546 venues worldwide
- Played throughout 47 countries across 6 continents
- Played to a global television audience of more than 300 billion people
- Sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD
- Sold 10 million Riverdance videos & DVDs
- Riverdance holds the Guinness World Record for the ‘Longest Riverdance Line,’ which featured 1693 participants
- Since the Riverdance Summer School began in 2015 over 1600 Irish Dancers from 23 countries worldwide have attended the school and learned the iconic Riverdance steps
CRITICAL PRAISE FOR RIVERDANCE:
“A Riverdance to Love! Exciting! Hypnotic! Thrilling!” - THE GLOBE AND MAIL
“…this one is the original, it is full of energy and exudes a smooth professionalism.” - SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
“Riverdance is the No. 1 dance show of the world.” - SHENZHEN DAILY
“Unmatched and unrivalled and beautiful to experience.” - ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS
“A family evening unlike anything else!” - THE TIMES OF LONDON
“Delightful! Energetic! Sexy!” - TORONTO STAR
“Riverdance is as much a phenomenon as a show.” - NEW YORK POST
“An Irish phenomenon.” – PARISCOPE
“A show of superlatives.” - NEUES DEUTSCHLAND
“Entertainment doesn’t come much better than this.” - THE IRISH EXAMINER
“One of the most entertaining shows you will ever see.” - THE EVENING HERALD
“Dance does not often get so good.” - THE GUARDIAN
“The phenomenon rolls on!… There will always be a Riverdance!” - THE NEW YORK TIMES
“The art of pure enchantment.” - THE SUNDAY MAIL
“The show is quite simply incredible. A phenomenon of historic proportions.” - THE WASHINGTON TIMES
“The sort of spectacle and experience that comes along once in a lifetime.” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“Triumphant! A perfect Gem.” - NEW YORK POST
“The original ….the best.” - THE IRISH TIMES
"Excellence beyond compare … majestic unshackled emotion … the audience was teeming with passion, so much that some audience members were even dancing in the aisles.” - GUANGZHOU DAILY
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