Irish dancers set to thrill SA

Patience Bambalele

Patience Bambalele

The internationally acclaimed dance show, Lord of the Dance, is set to dazzle South Africa in August.

The celebrated Irish dance troupe will kick off its Mzansi tour on August 7 at the Teatro, Montecasino, in Johannesburg.

With more than 40 dancers delivering a stunning interpretation of one of Ireland's most famous legends, the breathtaking choreography and awesome set design will have the audience on the edge of their seats.

Written and devised by Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance premiered at The Point Theatre in Dublin in 1996, within eight weeks of its inception.

The secret of its success has been its broad appeal across boundaries of age, gender and cultural diversity. Its timeless universal appeal has made it one of the most famous and quality Irish extravaganzas.

As the most critically acclaimed dance show in musical history, Lord of the Dance will mesmerise South Africans, just as it has done other nations.

Koo Govender of M-Net says: "We love putting our weight behind everything that's magical, whether it's on our television screens or on stage. Lord of The Dance is great entertainment for the entire family and epitomises everything the M-Net brand stands for."

Based on Irish folklore, this classic tale of good against 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 Don Dorcha, the Dark Lord.