THE CAST of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance have put together a special lockdown routine designed to lift spirits while paying tribute to frontline workers.
In a video posted to Michael Flatley’s YouTube and Facebook channels, the cast can be seen showing off their moves with an isolation-themed version of their classic routine “Warlords”.
With the crew of the touring Irish dance production forced into isolation, the cast were required to improvise for the performance with everything from watering cans and oven gloves through to vacuum cleaners and even a few toilet rolls used as props.
The cast were required to film themselves at home, with all of the resulting clips edited together to create the final, thoroughly entertaining performance.
“The original idea came from Michael and Niamh," one of the organisers explained on Facebook.
“With the whole world in lockdown, they wanted to come up with a different way for the show to entertain people. James Keegan and Zoltan Papp worked behind the scenes to help coordinate and bring it to life.
“The video clips were all filmed by the dancers themselves (or any loved ones / relatives they're isolated with). For instance, you can see Matt Smith's mum, Debbie Norman, dancing with him at the end. The editing and mixing was done by Jason."
Featuring the talents of Andrea Papp-Kren, Zoltan Papp, Mary Mirasola, Cathal Keaney, Connor Smyth, James Keegan, Matt Smith and his mum Debbie Norman the video is “dedicated to all the medical personnel and essential services working on the front line to keep us safe during #Covid19.
“You are the true heroes.”
With plans afoot for more videos to come, we can’t wait to see what Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance will come up with next.