Introducing our new Troupe Members

Associate Director Padraic Moyles puts the new dancers through their paces this month with rehearsals for upcoming tours of China and the U.S.

1996 – Riverdance’s US TV Network Debut

On 8th March 1996, Riverdance made its debut performance on US Network TV on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Pack Your Bags!

Meghan fills us in on the troupe favourite places they’ve travel on tour with Riverdance

Our pre show tricks to prepare for the show

We spend most of our time backstage preparing for the show. Meghan Lucey discovers what products the dancers cannot live without before heading on stage!

From Dublin to Winnipeg !

On the road again, this time from Dublin to Winnipeg to kick off the North American Anniversary tour. Dancer and Blogger extraordinar Sarah Woods give you behind the scenes info!

PREVIEW: Wolf Trap ready for a last ‘Dance’

This weekend, the massive North American operation of Riverdance — 60 dancers, singers, musicians and crew — will sing and dance for the last time on these shores. The Dublin-based production company is closing down its North American tour with five performances at Wolf Trap, one of its earliest and most consistent venues.

What Riverdancers cannot live without – part II

Since my last blog got such a good response , I figured I’d go ahead and do another feature this week. So, off I set backstage in Baltimore, MD with my pen and paper and set about seeking my next few victims! Let me next introduce to you the lovely Tokiko Masuda, who had a hard time narrowing her selection of favorite ‘things’ to one, so we agreed to feature her top two favorites..

Dancing Magic, Music and Timeless Beauty at the Fox

The audience were on their feet a lot during this production and most deservedly so. The choreography is incredible. Men and women flying across the stage, women linking hands to do a stiff armed chorus line where nothing moves except their legs and feet and those appendages are a blur of precision. The singers are equally polished and wonderful, ethereal harmonies abound.

Quebec to Philadelphia via 10 cities

City Update – Quebec City, QC: A beautiful, historic city that delighted me in every aspect but I was not sad to leave behind a city where they STILL have winter in April! Highlights included early morning swims in the rooftop outdoor heated swimming pool and dining at the ‘Restaurant Le Retro’ bistro in the oldtown to taste the homemade assortment of local pates and seafood chicken pie. A brunch consisting of croque-monsieur on Friday afternoon gave a nice kick start to my day.

Grand Theatre, Quebec to Cinco de Miau, Knoxville

It was nice to be back in a dance studio and a fine studio it was at the “Grand Theatre”, Quebec. This was even more important for one of our new troupe members, Callum Spencer who in just a few short days after his arrival would perform male lead for the very first time.