Riverdance marking 25th anniversary with global tour
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Riverdance marking 25th anniversary with global tour

RIVERDANCE IS marking a major anniversary in 2020 with a special global tour.

It's 25 years since the show first debuted, wowing audiences the world over in the years that followed.

To celebrate a new Riverdance 25th anniversary tour has been organised.

Starting in January 2020 and running through to June that year, the tour will take in venues  like Dublin’s 3Arena,  London’s Eventim Apollo and New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLcq6ZSrQh0

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The original 7-minute performance was witnessed by over 300 million TV viewers during the Eurovision interval held in Dublin in 1994.

It then premiered as a full-length show at Dublin’s Point Theatre in February 1995 with choreography from Michael Flatley & Jean Butler.

Riverdance’s 25th Anniversary production is set to be a stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite.

The new show will “catapult the show into the 21st century, completely immersing audiences in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance.” said Riverdance.

Earlier last week (Oct 5th) 20 members of the original Riverdance Troupe joined the current dancers for a photo outside the 3Arena to announce the Anniversary tour.

None of the 2020 troupe were even born when the show broke box office records at its premiere in 1995!

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A show that has smashed ticket sales records worldwide it has some incredible statistic behind it having been seen by over 3 billion people in 515 venues throughout 47 countries, in 6 continents.

With over 2,000 dancers and musicians from 29 countries having performed the show, there have been no less than 71 marriages between cast members and 108 babies born since the mid-1990s.

As it celebrates its 25th year, both new and devoted fans of all ages are sure to fall for the magic of Riverdance.