Riverdance Washington DC Tickets
Riverdance Washington, DC tickets
Fans of dance, music and theater have long been clamoring for the chance to see this truly unique spectacle in person. Riverdance has been around for decades, yet each performance delivers a fresh sense of magic and a stoic yet whimsical performance. The three-part suite blends a modern, electric take on traditional Irish folk music with ballet. Given the iconic nature of the production and its worldwide acclaim, fans of the production are wise to purchase Riverdance Washington, DC tickets early.
The music behind Riverdance was created in 1981 by Bill Whelan and Donal Lunny, who recorded the songs for the Eurovision Song Contest. Ballet dancers performed to the music on stage live at the event. 13 years later, Whelan would be commissioned to do a second piece for the same contest, and Riverdance was born.
Riverdance debuted in Dublin at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, witnessed by about 300 million viewers worldwide. Lead dancers Michael Flatley and Jean Butler had transformed the art of Irish dance into something different and undeniable dynamic. The song hit No. 1 on the charts, and soon the demand for a full-fledged production of Riverdance was fulfilled. Riverdance: The Show hit the Point Theater on 1995 for a sold-out, five-week run, and soon the show was being performed around the world at major venues. Today, the tradition continues at more intimate venues.
Riverdance critical reception
Riverdance was embraced by critics and audiences alike. On top of the music reaching the top of music charts, performances quickly sold out -- often within days or hours. To this day, Riverdance reviews often reach 4.5 out of 5 stars from audience members. In a 1997 upset, Riverdance won the Grammy for "Best Musical Show Recording" over Rent.
Riverdance Washington, DC tickets are the gateway to a lively, frenetic experience. The production is its own art form; dancers legs fly higher than traditional Irish dancing, and the fast-paced music is thrilling. Riverdance performers use the stage creatively, high-stepping and leaping to a rock version of Irish folk.
Riverdance Washington, DC venue
Riverdance Washington, DC takes place at the Warner Theatre. The theater was built as a movie venue in 1924, but by the 1970s Warner Theatre was showing live music as well as movies. The Rolling Stones even performed a secret show there in 1978. Today, the venue continues to be a multi-use space, showing movies and welcoming awards shows and live performers in downtown DC. It seats 1,847 people.
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