Riverdance is much more than just Irish dancing. It is also a fantastic concert with fiddle, saxophone, drums, Uilleann pipes, and tin whistle. It’s incredibly beautiful and exciting music that captures the culture of Ireland. The music accompanies the dancing perfectly. As the tap dancing increases to lightning fast speed, so does the music. When all the dancers join hands and dance in a circle, the music sounds like a big party.
In the second act, a dance-off takes place between the Male Troupe and the American Tappers. It’s a very exciting back and forth as they push each other back and forth across the stage. The American Tappers poke fun at the Irish Dancing but then adapt it to their own style. One of the Tappers throws in a break dancing move with a one handed freeze. It’s a cool blend of styles that would have been great to see even more.
See the fantastic choreography in the 20th Anniversary Tour of Riverdance tonight and tomorrow at The Long Center!