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Hypnotic dance moves that will leave you breathless
With sell out shows around the world, Michael Flatley's masterpiece - Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games has arrived in Melbourne. Opening night at the Arts Centre was an extravaganza filled with pyrotechnics, incredible Irish dancing and an array of sensational costumes.
Michael Flatley brought Irish Dance into the public arena more than 20 years ago, and today Lord of the Dance is the world's most successful dance show. Seen by over 60 million people in 68 countries around the world, Flatley's new show incorporates groundbreaking new technology, including, pyrotechnics, dancing robots, holographs, full-scale video screens and 34 of the greatest Irish Dancers in the world.
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games
Michael Flately is not performing in the Australian and New Zealand leg of the tour but Morgan Comer has stepped into the lead role with ease. Special mention goes out to our leading men, Morgan Comer (Lord of the Dance) and Tom Cunningham (Dark Lord). The audience clearly appreciated Comer and Cunningham's well-choreographed fight scene.
Cunningham and Comer go head to head
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is captivating and the new incarnation of the show incorporates traditional elements of old Irish folklore and modern day myths. The synchronization of the dance moves throughout the show was hypnotic to watch, although I would have preferred to hear the tap dancing without the overlaid prerecorded tap track.
The new score composed by Gerard Fahy is a perfect addition and fiddlers Gilda Costner Cunningham and Eimear Reilly performed their duet beautifully, adding to the magic of the show. Following the Melbourne leg of the tour, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games will head to Canberra, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney.
Overall, an entertaining evening that will leave you breathless. Well worth seeing!
MELBOURNE SHOW DATES:
Venue: Dates: Times: Prices: Bookings: Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre Tuesday 29 September – Sunday 4 October 2015 Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday-Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm, Sunday 1pm & 6pm From $69.90 (Booking and transaction fees may apply) Arts Centre Melbourne 1300 182 183 or atrscentremelbourne.com.au Groups of 10 and over SAVE! Call Group Bookings on 1300 889 278