Celebrating 25 Years of Standing Ovations, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance 25 city UK tour visits York Barbican this week on 11-14 April 2022.
Since its premiere, Michael Flatley’s Lord Of The Dance has visited over 1000 venues worldwide and been seen by over 60 million people in 60 different countries on every continent, making it one of the most successful dance productions in the world.
The 2022 tour will bring a fresh new look to the classic favourite. The original elements of the successful show have been masterfully curated by Flatley whilst incorporating the energy of the talented new cast.
Michael Flatley commented: “I’m so proud to celebrate 25 years of Lord of the Dance and we’ll be rolling out the green carpet to celebrate in style with fans old and new.”
“I have the greatest team of dancers, they are excited to be part of Lord of the Dance and every single one of them is trained to the highest standards of dance, athleticism and precision. I’m so proud of them.”
“The return of the arts is so incredibly important. The tour will renew spirits and put a smile back on everyone’s faces.”
The show, described by the Los Angeles Times as a “showpiece extravaganza”, features more than 150,000 taps per performance as it transports the audience to a mythical time and place, capturing hearts in a swirl of movement, precision dancing, artistic lighting and pyrotechnics.
The journey to Lord of the Dance began with Michael Flatley’s dream to create the greatest Irish dance show in the world. Forged from his ambition and a performance that caught the world’s attention at Eurovision 1994, Lord of the Dance is the culmination of Flatley’s belief that “Nothing is impossible. Follow your dreams.”
Lord of the Dance has gone on to receive unparalleled accolades, and to break theatrical records across the globe. Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance not only brought Irish dancing to the world stage; it catapulted the art of Irish dance to a higher plane, unprecedented worldwide recognition and dove straight into the hearts and minds of millions worldwide.
Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance has dazzled audiences around the world with its unique combination of high-energy Irish dancing, original music, storytelling and sensuality. The beloved Irish dance show transcends culture and language, soaring into the soul on astounding aerial moves, unparalleled precision dancing and state-of-the art theatrical effects.
Much of the secret to its phenomenal success is that it speaks to all, crossing boundaries of age, gender and cultural diversity. Its timeless, universal appeal has made Lord of the Dance one of the modern day wonders of the world, a myth to a living legend.
The show will go to the next level in 2022 for its 25th anniversary show. Fans can expect new staging, new costumes and choreography plus cutting edge technology special effects lighting.
Book your tickets for Lord Of The Dance by visiting the York Barbican website – www.yorkbarbican.co.uk.