Saturday, 11 October 2014

Lord of the Dance....


We went to see Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance at the London Palladium last Thursday.  What a treat!  I did wonder if the we would find the performance a little repetitive - but we needn't have worried. The story is essentiallyabout good over evil and was played out with tremendous dramatic effect and the dancing was incredibly hypnotic. The Little Spirit didn't appear to have a bone in her body as she rolled and twisted like a fast moving snake!  We were also treated to holograms of Michael Flatley which added another dimension to the awesome technical effects.  We left really uplifted but also exhausted - we felt as if we had been taking part in this energetic show.  So pleased we went to see this so memorable! Here is a more detailed explanation of the performance.

Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance is a multi-award-winning international phenomenon and his latest show presents a dazzling world of colour, movement and song. Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is an electrifying new production of Flatley’s original magnum opus, featuring outstanding new talent, new staging, new costumes and new music by Gerard Fahy, and directed and choreographed by the man himself. 
A company of forty performers, led by the supremely gifted James Keegan, tell the story of Little Spirit (gymnastics champion Alice Upcott) who must travel through time to help the Lord of the Dance protect his people from the evil Don Dorcha. 
The story of Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is drawn from Irish folklore and this vivacious and visually striking production showcases an incredible blend of the modern and the traditional where precision choreography is matched with extraordinary light effects and pyrotechnics.