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Riverdance - The International Irish Dancing Phenomenon
Riverdance - The International Irish Dancing Phenomenon

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April 30th, 1994 was the night Riverdance was introduced to the world.
20 years ago, on April 30th 1994 something happened during the interval of the Eurovision Song Contest that was to lead to the creation of one of the most successful stage shows of all time and introduce the wider world to Irish dance and music.
As votes were being counted around Europe, in Dublin in the Point Theatre (now the O2), RIVERDANCE burst onto the stage and took the audience by complete surprise.
From the haunting vocals of anúna, the graceful elegance of Jean Butler, the explosive arrival of Michael Flatley and culminating in a long line of Irish dancers beating the stage in perfect heart-stopping harmony - a whole new genre of entertainment was born and 20 years and 25 million audience members later - Riverdance still astonishes globally. 
Riverdance would like to hear where you were on that extraordinary night. Share your memories online at #riverdance20 or on www.riverdance.com
RIVERDANCE for Eurovision 1994 was presented by RTE, created and produced by Moya Doherty, with music by Bill Whelan, choreography by Michael Flatley and Jean Butler and staging by Mavis Ascot.
Riverdance 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 www.riverdance.com 
Riverdance, the full length show, will run at the Gaiety Theatre this summer from 23 June - 31 August 2014. Now booking.
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20 years ago, on April 30th 1994 something happened during the interval of the Eurovision Song Contest that was to lead to the creation of one of the most successful stage shows of all time and introduce the wider world to Irish dance and music.
As votes were being counted around Europe, in Dublin in the Point Theatre (now the O2), RIVERDANCE burst onto the stage and took the audience by complete surprise.
From the haunting vocals of anúna, the graceful elegance of Jean Butler, the explosive arrival of Michael Flatley and culminating in a long line of Irish dancers beating the stage in perfect heart-stopping harmony - a whole new genre of entertainment was born and 20 years and 25 million audience members later - Riverdance still astonishes globally. 
Riverdance would like to hear where you were on that extraordinary night. Share your memories online at #riverdance20 or on www.riverdance.com
RIVERDANCE for Eurovision 1994 was presented by RTE, created and produced by Moya Doherty, with music by Bill Whelan, choreography by Michael Flatley and Jean Butler and staging by Mavis Ascot.
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Riverdance and Trinity College Dublin are offering a unique International Summer School to Celebrate 20 Years of Riverdance.

The school will take place from August 11th-22nd, 2014 and prospective participants are currently being invited to apply on www.TheLir.ie  There are 45 places available.

Participants will travel to Trinity from all over the world to learn from special guest tutors on aspects of the performance, choreography and the Irish cultural context. They will also examine the development of the music from its ethnic roots through to its Grammy Award-winning success. The international summer school will be hosted by Trinity’s School of Drama, Film and Music, The Lir − Ireland’s National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity, and the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
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