Twenty-five years ago, seven minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever. The Eurovision Song Contest interval act performance by Riverdance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance. Riverdance returns to OETA with its 25th anniversary show Friday, August 28, at 8 pm, with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, dazzling costume designs and, of course, dance.
Filmed on the 25th anniversary of its first full performance at the 3Arena in Dublin—the spot where it all began—the Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show is a powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved family favorite. Catapulting Riverdance into the 21st century, this new cinematic experience immerses audiences in the extraordinary and elemental power of music and dance. Celebrated the world over for its Grammy® Award-winning score, Riverdance brings thrilling energy and passion to Irish and international dance.
New and extraordinarily evocative video backdrops call forth the beauty and mystery of the island and enhance the show’s central theme, chronicling the emotional upheaval of the migration to a new Irish life in America. An incredible new generation of dancers and musicians, including a fantastic 17-year-old fiddler from New Jersey, brings fresh energy to the production.