Fresh from their acclaimed debut on Broadway and sold out shows in the West End of London, Europe and Australia, Michael Flatley is proud to announce that he is sending his next generation Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games to perform at the South Okanagan Events Centre on March 24, 2016.
Following a remarkable 20-year run as the creator and star of the Lord of the Dance franchise, Flatley hands over the reins to his protégés James Keegan, Morgan Comer and Fergal Keaney, who have been trained by Flatley himself.
“I’m proud to bring my new show Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games to Canada” said Flatley “Although I am retiring on March 17, the show will continue to thrill audiences around the globe.”
Trailblazing Irish dancer Flatley is the creator of the internationally recognizable brand Lord of the Dance which singlehandedly brought Irish Dance to a global audience with productions in countless countries around the world for over two decades.
Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games features a troupe of Irish Dance’s most accomplished performers starring World Champion dancers Comer, Keegan and Keaney in the title role of the “Lord of the Dance.” The show also features exciting and ground-breaking new technology, including holographs, special effects lighting, dancing robots, world champion acrobats and, of course, the greatest team of Irish Dancers in the world. The score is composed by Gerard Fahy.
Flatley broke the mold of traditional Irish Dancing by incorporating upper body movement and creating edgy rhythm patterns that departed from the traditional. He has created, directed and produced several successful shows including Lord of the Dance, Feet of Flames, Celtic Tiger and his latest show Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games.
Flatley is immensely proud of his show Lord of the Dance and his talented troupe of dancers and was honoured to debut Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at the historic London Palladium in 2014. Following a sell-out run he was subsequently inducted into the Palladium Hall of Fame alongside Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Fred Astaire.
Due to the unprecedented success of Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games on the West End, Flatley and his troupe returned to the West End stage at the Dominion Theatre in March 2015. He also joined the touring troupe for sold out performances in Dublin’s 3Arena and Belfast’s Odyssey Arena. He closed the UK tour on July 4, 2015 with a sold out performance in Wembley Arena. Having previously performed on many occasions in New York’s Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden, Flatley realized a lifelong dream and debuted his new show at the Lyric Theatre on Broadway in November 2015 for a limited eight-week engagement.
His Lord of the Dance show has broken box office records all over the world. In 1998 Lord of the Dance set a record breaking run of 21 consecutive shows at London’s legendary Wembley Arena. It is a record that still stands today. Worldwide video sales were in excess of 12 million copies.
Feet of Flames was the first show ever to be performed at London’s historic Route of Kings in Hyde Park. This show reached new heights as Flatley took it to stadiums filled to capacity at 120,000.
Celtic Tiger debuted in 2005 and began a new era of dance which combined tradition with an international flare. Flatley is also a master flautist and his album On a Different Note mixes the traditional with the contemporary.
In 1998, at the age of 39, Flatley exceeded his first Guinness World Record of 28 taps per second set in 1989 with a phenomenal 35 taps per second. He has been recognized by many establishments and received countless awards for his contribution to the entertainment industry and the promotion and enrichment of Ireland, Irish Dance and Music. His support of many causes over the last two decades has aided and encouraged countless people to embrace his motto “nothing is impossible…follow your dreams.”
In 2010 he reprised his role as Lord of the Dance which was captured for the first time in ground breaking 3D. The show was shot over three days at the O2 arenas in Dublin, London and Berlin. Flatley has entered into the world of art with his innovative new art form where he portrays the fluid movement of dance on canvas. The result of the dance is a truly unique visual display.
Tickets for FLATLEY’S Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games are $39, $55, $65 and $79 (plus service fees and taxes) and go on sale on Friday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC or the Wine Country Visitor Centre, by phone 1-877-763-2849 or online at www.ValleyFirstTIX.com.