Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Artist Series Presents  RHYTHM OF THE DANCE  February 19


JACKSONVILLE, FL – Rhythm of the Dance comes to Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater for one performance only on Tuesday, February 19th at 7:30PM!  A National Dance Company of Ireland presentation, this two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of talent derived from all areas of Irish life, including three tenors and a seanos dancer.  The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts through history!

Using the traditional and modern arts of dance (ballet, modern dance, jazz) and music, this richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient.  Combining traditional Irish dance and music with the most up-to-date stage technology, Rhythm of the Dance is a thousand-year-old story executed with all the advantages of the modern day stage show.

Here’s a video sneak peek of the show: http://bit.ly/RhythmDanceVideo.

From the creation of Rhythm of the Dance in 1998 – (initially the show was set up for a three-week tour of the United States) – it has toured consistently internationally and is achieving greater critical acclaim year after year.  This wonderful show continues to evolve thanks to the constant striving for perfection by its Director/Producer, choreographer and composer to keep the show fresh and interesting so that audiences who attend performances regularly will always find some new and exciting elements within the program.

With a wonderful, gifted young cast of dancers, musicians and three Irish tenors, featuring live performances from the entire troupe, Rhythm of the Dance has won critical acclaim across 4 continents of the world in 51 countries to over 5 million fans.  Now, after 12 years of showcasing the very best in Irish dance to the world, the show was undergone a process of renewal, re-invigorating the choreography and music to create an even more spectacular performance.  Producer Kieran Cavanagh is very excited about the updated format of the show, and he hopes that Rhythm of the Dance will be a breath of fresh air into Irish dance with this traditionally rooted and authentic production.

Rhythm of the Dance has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment, internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world.  Rhythm of the Dance aspires to a purity of content, maintaining the traditions of Irish step dancing and yet presenting it in the most modern format that has made it a leader in its field.  The show features a live band, three tenors and some 20 dancers.

Tickets for Rhythm of the Dance start at $34.50 and are available at the Artist Series Box Office between 10AM-5PM, Monday-Friday, at (904) 442-BWAY (2929) and online at www.artistseriesjax.org.  Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at (904) 442-2947 or groupsales@fscj.edu.

To order by phone with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover call
The Artist Series Box Office at
(904) 442-BWAY (2929)
(toll-free outside of Jacksonville 1-888-860-BWAY)
Tickets are also available online with Instant Seat Selection by visiting the
The Artist Series’ website: www.artistseriesjax.org

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