May 7, 2020
From their homes in Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, Spain, Australia, Moldova, Ukraine & Russia as well as those dancers who have swapped their dancing shoes for scrubs the Riverdance cast have come together while being apart to say ‘thank you’ to all frontline and essential workers, as well as the people at home who continue to do their part in the fight against COVID-19.
In March, the cast of Riverdance’s “Lee Company” took to the stage of the world famous Radio City Music Hall, in New York City, to a sold out audience which included UN Ambassadors representing 120 nations. Little did they know that as the curtain came down to yet another standing ovation, it would be one of their last shows in New York and one of the final shows of their much anticipated 25th Anniversary North American Tour. On the last night when they took their bow and the applause of the audience began to fade, the cast reassembled onstage to hear the news that, due to COVID 19, they had just performed their final show for the foreseeable future. On the other side of the Atlantic on the UK Tour, as the cast and crew of Riverdance’s “Liffey Company” prepared to perform in Nottingham, they too got the news that theatres are to close bringing an end to their sold-out 25th Anniversary Tour of the UK. All the dedication, determination, vision and focus that went into reimagining Riverdance – the 25th Anniversary Show was put on hold and audiences around the world would have to wait a little longer to see it.
Under the shelter of each other, people survive
In order of appearance
Dr. Gillian Madders, University Hospital Galway, Ireland.
Dr. Maria Buffini, Connolly Hospital Dublin, Ireland.
Dr. Shona Cobbe, Coombe Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Tara Howley, Co. Clare, Ireland (Uilleann Pipes)
Lauren Smyth, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Kevinah Dargan, Buffalo, New York, USA.
Amy-Mae Dolan, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
Jordan McCormick, Dublin, Ireland.
Brandon Asazawa, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Robyn Connolly, Dublin, Ireland.
Will Byrant, Sydney, Australia
Kieran Byrant, Sydney, Australia.
Meadhbh Kennedy, Co Meath, Ireland.
Ana Turcan, Chisinau, Moldova.
Eugeniu Turcan, Chisinau, Moldova.
Kalia Brovkina, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Rocio Dusmet, Madrid, Spain.
Patrick O’Mahony, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Courtney D’Angelo, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Gianna Petracic, Sydney, Australia.
Ciara Callanan Ryan, Co Tipperary, Ireland.
Dharmesh Patel, London, England.
Anton Tiplov, Nikolaev, Ukraine.
Fiona Dargan, Buffalo New York, USA
Michael Gardiner, Co. Galway, Ireland.
Mathew Gardiner, Co. Galway, Ireland.
Zoe Talbot, Dublin, Ireland.
Keeva Corry, Co. Clare, Ireland.
Ellen Bonner, Co Meath, Ireland
Sarah Oldam, Clinton, New Jersey, USA.
Belle Brenton, London, England.
Rocio Montoya, Granada, Spain.
Jess Hindley, Manchester, England.
Megan Walsh, Co. Donegal, Ireland.
Gerard Byrne, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Fergus Fitzpatrick, Co Meath, Ireland.
Erin Lynch, Buffalo, New York, USA.
Ciaran Coyle, Birmingham, England.
Jordan McCormick, Dublin, Ireland.
Olivia Murray, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Maggie Darlington, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Alexander Safonov, Moscow, Russia.
Londyn Nachtigal, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Olivia Nachtigal, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Kelsey Micko, Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Zach Klingenberg, Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Anna Vedenina, Novorsibirsk, Russia.
Ilya Burtsev, Novorsibirsk, Russia.
Louise O’Sullivan, Dublin, Ireland.
Jason O’Neill, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Born to Riverdance BBC True Lives
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