TV3’s Ireland AM went behind backstage during the Riverdance rehearsals at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin to catch up with Executive Producer Julian Erskine, Dance Director Niamh O’Connor, Lead Dancer Stephen Brennan and Wardrobe assistant Mary Sheehan.
After training on Saturday afternoon the entire Dublin GAA squad was surprised with a trip to Riverdance by mentor Bernard Dunne.
Lead dancer Padraic Moyles donned a Dublin jersey for the finale of the show.
TV3’s Laura Woods learns the steps and joins 1692 other dancers in the Riverdance – The Gathering Longest Line World Record on the banks on the River Liffey on a sunny Sunday morning in July. Laura gets some tips from Jean Butler before she agrees to take part.
What a fantastic day on the banks of the River Liffey, 1,693 dancers from 44 countries taking part in the World Record breaking Longest Riverdance line ever.
Congratulations to every one of the 1693 world record breakers who were on the quays of the River Liffey today. A great achievement. Thank you for all the effort, practice and enthusiasm that you put into today. Well done!
On Saturday 20th July a very special open-air event will take place in Merrion Square, Dublin as part of Riverdance The Gathering.
Following 19 years of global touring Riverdance will be presented in its city of birth in a brand new format – Riverdance on Screen.
Pop Up classes were held at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin and Opera Lane Cork for those taking part in the longest line world record attempt at Liffey Quays
Have you ever wanted to break a world record and learn to Riverdance while you’re at it? Then head along to the pop-up dance classes on Saturday, 29th of June on Dublin’s South King St. and Cork’s Opera Lane from 12pm – 2pm.
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to an excited audience of Irish school children at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin prior to a special performance of Riverdance produced in her honour.