The international phenomenon, Riverdance, which has enthralled more than 22 million people
worldwide, is returning to Singapore for a limited season of only
16 performances to take place at Sands Theater at Marina Bay
Sands, starting 30 November till 12 December 2010.
Emerging from Ireland in 1994, nothing has
rivalled the energy, sensuality and originality of Riverdance. For
those who have not experienced it, the show focuses on the
evolution of Irish dance, capturing the imagination of audiences
across all ages and cultures. The phenomenon of Riverdance draws
on Irish traditions and combines the richness of the music with
the magic and sensuality of the dance.
production and thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and
dance has tapped its way onto the world stage, thrilling more than
22 million people in over 300 venues worldwide throughout 32
countries across 4 continents, grossing over US$1.6 billion worldwide.
The Riverdance tour to Singapore will feature
31 amazing performers including the remarkable Riverdance Irish
Troupe, the cream of Irish musicians, and an impressive array of
talent from around the globe, all performing to enchanting Grammy
Award-winning music and lyrics. This is a performance that
promises to touch your heart and move your feet.
With music and lyrics written by
Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John
McColgan, Riverdance is the development of an original idea by Moya Doherty, which was initially performed at the Eurovision Song
Contest held in Dublin in April 1994 as a seven- minute interval
act. Its success has since become part of theatre history.
The show then premiered at the Point Theatre, Dublin in
February 1995 to unanimous critical acclaim, breaking box office
records. When it transferred to London in June of that same year,
the audience response was so overwhelming that the original 10
performances had to be increased to 151 shows. Since then, it has
packed theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia and
“It has been 10 years since Singapore has welcomed
Riverdance to its shores, and I can’t think of a better show to
open such a spectacular venue. Riverdance really is a unique
spectacle of unbelievable talent which I’m sure will capture the
imagination and thrill audiences across Southeast Asia,” said
Milan Rokic, Managing Director of BASE Entertainment Asia.
Marina Bay Sands President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr.
Thomas Arasi, added, “It is important for Marina Bay Sands to
provide extraordinary experiences for all our guests. The global
appeal of Riverdance complements our line-up of attractions
including the Sands SkyPark, the best celebrity chef restaurants
and Asia’s premier shopping venue. We can’t wait for this
spectacular performance to make its mark on our very own Sands
Riverdance will be the first
show to grace the stage at the gleaming new Sands Theater which
features 1,600 seats on two levels.
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