Audience is spellbound by the Lord of the Dance

PUBLISHED: 14:10 25 January 2012

Lord of the Dance.

Lord of the Dance.


WITH feet pounding the stage in percussion to legendary Irish tunes, Lord of the Dance will leave you shouting for an encore.

Created by a master of choreography, Michael Flatley, this international dance phenomenon united the entire audience of the Bristol Hippodrome in a frenzy of powerful moves which echoed through passionate music.

Based on Irish folklore this magical adventure presents the classic tale of good versus evil.

Throughout the production the Little Spirit helps the Lord to protect his people, with her magical tunes, from the dark lord Don Dorcha.

The Lord is challenged by dark powers in a duel of dances and the audience is drawn into a world of love, danger and desire, where the hero must uphold his title of Lord of the Dance.

Props must go to David McCabe who played the Lord, in his precision and ultimate excitement throughout the entire show.

And another round of applause is due for Brendan McCarron in his challenge for the title of the ultimate Lord of the Dance, as Don Dorcha.

The fiery battles and his army of dance warriors really excited the audience and was a great juxtaposition between the fun, frolicking and elegant dances, headed by Laura Jones who played Saoirse.

The spaces in-between the spectacular dances was filled by the talented violin players Giada Costenaro and Sarah Lynch, who really built up the audience for the next set and made us all feel part of a traditional Irish celebration.

And the best was saved for last in the phenomenal final presentation of the iconic Lord of the Dance theme tune, with each dancer putting every particle of their energy into the fast-paced clacks of their feet.

The timeless Lord of the Dance is showing at the Hippodrome until Sunday. Tickets, priced £26.00-39.50, are available from the box office on 0844 8717627.

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