The river flows full circle from sea to sky to mountain and back home. Collecting, gathering, arriving enriched, fulfilled, ready to start its journey once more.
Original choreography: John Carey Additional text adapted from Finnegans Wake by James Joyce, Bill Whelan
For the first time in nearly 14 years, a new number has been created for the show. This number, called Anna Livia (after James Joyce’s personification of Dublin’s River Liffey) is an A Cappella number for the female Irish dancers with rhythms and additional text by Bill Whelan and choreography by John Carey. The number opens with a verse from Finnegans Wake set to music by Bill Whelan and is a tribute to the river that flows through the city where Riverdance was born and of course originally gave the name for the show! Anna Livia is also a tribute to the strength and grace of the female Irish dancers led by the female principal dancer.