This mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance based on mythical Irish folklore captures the hearts of all who experience it with a masterful combination of precision Irish stepdancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting.
Michael Flatley, creator and director of this award-winning international dance phenomenon, proved his vision that hearts and minds, united through music and dance, cross all traditional boundaries. His Lord of the Dance continues to shatter box office records all over the world, leaving audiences breathless and clamoring for more.
Described by the Los Angeles Times as a "show piece extravaganza," Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance is a magical adventure of sight and sound that transports its audience to a mythical time and place, lifting the spirits and capturing the hearts of all who experience it.
From the moment the lights go down to the last encore, audiences are spellbound by a masterfully orchestrated combination of precision dancing, state of the art lighting and pyrotechnics. The musical score leaves no soul untouched.
Based on Irish folklore, this classic tale of Good vs. Evil, expressed through the universal language of dance, has thrilled audiences worldwide and catapulted Irish dance to a new dimension and unprecedented worldwide acclaim.
As the story unfolds, the Little Spirit travels through time to help the Lord of the Dance protect his people from the challenge of Don Dorcha, the Dark Lord. As this evil dark power challenges the hero, the incredible adventure continues, drawing its audience into a mythical universe of love, danger, and desire.
Michael Flatley's timeless production has barely been out of the best sellers list, and for the last 11 years has continually established itself as the No. 1 dance spectacular.
As Michael says "It's absolutely fantastic being No. 1 and we intend to stay that way." Michael is committed to his art and to giving his audiences "The World's Greatest Dance Show."
Lord of the Dance is the most critically acclaimed tour of all time.
Since its world premier in 1996, it has broken records worldwide and is the biggest grossing tour in the history of entertainment.
Much of the secret to its phenomenal success is that it speaks to all, crossing boundaries of age, gender and cultural diversity.
Its timeless, universal appeal has made Lord of the Dance one of the modern day wonders of the world, a myth to a living legend.
Lord of the Dance ...
... has been seen by over 60 million people in 60 different countries on every continent
... sold out four consecutive weeks at the London Coliseum
... sold-out within 10 days of going on sale in Australia with ticket sales of 250,000
... broke all known box office records in South Africa
... performed 21 record-making sell-out shows at London's Wembley Arena
... played to over 400,000 people per year during a 5-year residency in Las Vegas
... performed before an audience of over 100,000 in Budapest, Hungary
... performed to the world's heads of states including President Bush and President Putin at the prestigious 300th anniversary celebration of the city of St Petersburg
... appeared at the prestigious Red Cross Ball in Monte Carlo at the personal invitation of Prince Albert of Monaco