Riverdance has changed the perception of Irish dancing around the world since it first hit the screens 20 years ago on 30th April 1994. This new and vibrant show was first performed during the interval act of the Eurovision Song contest 1994 at the Point Theatre (now the O2) in Dublin, a year when Ireland was hosting the Eurovision.
It featured Irish dancing champions and choreographers Michael Flatley and Jean Butler and the celtic choir Anúna with the score written by Bill Whelan. After a standing ovation on the night, Riverdance has since gone on to achieve global success and it changed the landscape of Irish dancing and lead to a new genre of entertainment.
The Riverdance team have put together a special video to celebrate their 20 year anniversary and are inviting stories from the Irish dancers they inspired and the audience they have delighted over 20 years, as well as featuring exclusive archive footage and photos on http://www.riverdance.com and http://www.facebook.com/riverdance and on Twitter with the tag #riverdance20.
Riverdance, the full length show, will run at the Gaiety Theatre this summer from 23 June - 31 August 2014. Now booking.