Fans Worldwide Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Rhythm of the Dance – Traditional Irish Music, Song and Dance Coming to the Triad
High Point, N.C. – Pulsating rhythms. Pure energy. Melodic music. The National Dance Company of Ireland: Rhythm of the Dance has hit 50 countries around the world with audience figures of over seven million fans since its inception in 1998. Currently on tour to mark its 20th year of presenting the dance, music, songs and culture from pre-Celtic times to modern day sounds, Rhythm of the Dance will make a stop in the Triad for a single live performance at the High Point Theatre on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m.
The passion of Celtic music, fury of dancing feet, will unfold on stage at the High Point Theatre, Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 pm
The Irish embrace their musical culture like no other nation; their driving passion for music and dance being the keystone of Celtic identity. A glittering production, Rhythm of the Dance features the crème de la crème of World and Irish champion dancers; some of the finest traditional musicians who play a vast array of instruments which include the traditional Uilleann pipes, Irish Bodhran, fiddles, flutes, accordions, banjo and whistles; and singers who are a big hit everywhere. It’s full of flailing feet and fiddles, futuristic dances, eye-catching lighting and costumes, sensational sound effects and is now one of the top three Irish step dance shows in the world.
Because Rhythm of the Dance has no language barriers, it has been a hit from China to Azerbaijan. In China, it was performed at the gigantic Earth Dome stage before an audience of 50,000, and beamed to 750 million viewers on syndicated Chinese National TV. In Russia’s Kremlin Palace Theatre, the Ministry for Culture gave the show a special award for its contribution to Russian and Siberian Culture. In Greece, it performed before 5,000 fans at the 2,500 year-old Acropolis in Athens. In Poland, the production won the Best Irish Dance Show award. In the U.S., the show played to full-houses in Dolly Parton’s theme park, Dollywood, for a two-month stint over three seasons. In 2015, Rhythm of the Dance played at the closing ceremony of the European Games in Azerbaijan – the international appearances, awards and accolades go on and on.
“The stirring, joyful energy of traditional Celtic Irish music will guarantee hand-clapping and toe-tapping fun,” says High Point Theatre Executive Director David Briggs. “Dances will be danced, music will be played and our audience will be left with a memorable evening of total entertainment.” Tickets are $30-$35, available online at www.highpointtheatre.com or through the box office by calling (336) 887-3001.
About High Point Theatre
Owned and operated by the City of High Point, the High Point Theatre is conveniently located within the International Home Furnishings Center at the corner of Commerce Avenue and Hamilton Street in High Point. The Theatre features an elegant 965-seat auditorium with continental style seating, three exhibition galleries for meetings, displays, and receptions, and free parking.