Ticket giveaway to 'Irish Celtic'!
A thrilling Irish dance show is set to get feet tapping in Melbourne and Sydney, when Irish Celtic makes its debut next July and August. Dance Australia has two double passes to give away!
Direct from a highly successful tour of France and Germany, Irish Celtic eatures the
finest performers from the top Irish dance companies, who show their incredible talent and
their infectious love for dance in a thrilling evening of high energy dance and explosive
Set in a traditional pub in southern Ireland, Irish Celtic brings the warmth and conviviality
for which Ireland is famed, onto the theatre stage. The audience is welcomed by genial
landlord and owner Paddy to share an unforgettable night of music, storytelling and dance.
The five-piece on-stage band gets the evening going with infectious rhythms and passionate
music, including romantic theme tunes from Braveheart and Last of the Mohicans, while the
12 exceptional dancers recreate scenes from throughout Celtic history; from the days of the
Druids, the great migrations, to the voyage of the Titanic, through spectacular choreography,
scorching tap dancing and nail-biting precision.
At the heart of Irish Celtic is the love of dance which has permeated Irish culture through
the centuries, and through dance the story of Ireland’s history is vividly illustrated - and
where better to appreciate it than in an Irish pub with traditional musicians, swirling skirts
and flagon-loads of friendliness.
The show has been created by Toby Gough (Artistic Director), Jim
Murrihy (choreographer) and Musical Director Anthony Davis. Toby Gough is the
international award-winning director of the Cuban dance show Lady Salsa which was
resident on London’s West End for two years. In 2012 his show Brazil Brazil! was performed
on Broadway. He has toured the US with The Merchants of Bollywood and has travelled
around the world with the highly successful The Bar at Buena Vista featuring stars of The
Buena Vista Social Club.
Jim Murrihy is a former original cast member of Lord of the Dance and Feet of Flames and
has performed in Las Vegas and all over the world. As an expert in Irish Dance, Jim's
extensive network of performers enables him to cast the top dancers from Ireland's leading
commercial dance shows as well as draw on Ireland's undiscovered traditional dance
community to form a diverse, professional and highly talented company. He collaborated
with the talented Denise Flynn, former star of Lord of the Dance, for Irish Celtic.
Anthony Davis has played and composed for the World Championships of Irish Dance as well as for numerous other Irish
dancing events and original choreographies. He has released numerous CD compilations and has become a much sought-after musician in his field.
'Irish Celtic' is showing at The Palms At Crown, Melbourne, from 31 July to 5 August and at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney, from 7 to 12 August.
'Dance Australia' has TWO tickets (1 x double pass) to give away for Melbourne - 31st July, 7pm
and TWO tickets (1 x double pass) to give away for Sydney - 7 August, 7pm.
TO ENTER IN THE DRAW, all you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org with Celtic Irish and your preferred city as you subject line (eg. Celtic Irish Sydney).
Entries close JULY 11.