Riverdance arrives in Singapore
Julian Erskine, Senior Executive Producer
Yesterday, 30 November was a very busy day with Riverdance in Singapore. Our crew were in early to tidy up all the technical elements of the show and everyone was busy getting ready for the Riverdance press call. Cast were in soon after noon and after an orientation call followed by rotations (a run through of the show to ensure everyone knows where they are in each number as this changes regularly), we went into our press call.
There was a big turnout of local journalists and photographers and we began with a welcome speech from Milan Rokic, our promoter representing Base Entertainments, followed by an introduction to Riverdance from yours truly. We performed 2 numbers from the show – Thunderstorm and Riverdance. There was a great reaction from the gathered press, especially to Riverdance and in fact they liked it so much they asked for the cast to perform it again!
We then did a piece for Primetime Morning breakfast TV with the presenter Suzanne Jung donning a pair of Irish dance shoes and learning a few steps from Padraic and Chloey.
As we were now behind time for our technical rehearsal, we had to go straight into our run through without a break.
It was clear from the run-through that people were tired and jet-lag was kicking in across the company but they got through it and after a notes call it was time to get ready for the opening performance.
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Photos: Michael Culme-Seymour, MCS Lifestyle Photography