I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening night of Michael Flatley’s newest production; Lord of the Dance-Dangerous Games, however unfortunately I was unable to attend. I passed the tickets along to my friend Aidan, who was very excited to take his mum along last night.
“This show is brilliant! It’s a perfect mix of dance, music and song. There really is something for everyone.
Our favourite parts were the male dancers performing the hard shoe dance, this is similar to tap dancing but ten times better. Although at times there were only ten dancers on stage, it sounded like there were hundreds.
There was dance battle after dance battle, it got better and better throughout the show and ended in an epic dance off!
We had to wait until the end to see the new Michael Flatley (unsure of the new blokes name), in the leather pants, which according to my mum, was definitely worth the wait!
Having seen the original Lord of The Dance, some twenty years ago, this show has retained the great dancing and incorporated new lighting, robotics, videography and more.
The main man (new Michael Flatley) has the charm, charisma and sex appeal that Michael had and certainly gets the crowd excited and up on their feet.
We get to see a snippet of Michael Flatley in a pre-recorded dance and it certainly shows that Flatley has still got the moves and could in my opinion, win any dance battle he was challenged to.
Do yourself a favour and get along to this cracking show! The crowd ranged from very young to very old, but no matter the age, when you looked around, there were smiles everywhere and everyone was clapping their hands, tapping their feet, or slapping their hands on their legs.
I give it 5 shamrocks out of 5!”
You can visit the website www.lordofthedance.com for more information, and buy tickets for the remaining shows:
Melbourne, Arts Centre, State Theatre 29 September – 4 October
Canberra, Canberra Theatre 6 – 11 October
Brisbane, Concert Hall, QPAC 13 – 16 October
Gold Coast, Jupiters Hotel & Casino 17 – 18 October
Sydney, Capitol Theatre 20 – 25 October
Thanks Aidan (and your mum!) for the review.
P.S New Michael Flatley in the hot leather pants is the new ‘Lord’, Fergal Keaney.