Thursday, October 7, 2010

The LORD of the DANCE

Hi, there!,

EIRE is really famous due to its traditional folk music and dances. It's so amazing how the Irish people dance, they can synchronize their feet, minds, whole body, slightly moving their arms! It's spectacular, specially THE LORD OF THE DANCE.

Michael Flatley created this Irish group of dancers, he is also the choreographer, he's extraordinary! They first appeared on stage in Ireland in 1996. Then, there was a great tour around America and Europe.
The Lord of the Dance popularized the IRISH STEPDANCE which is known by its fast leg movements, body and arms closed the body. There are two types of Irish stepdance: CEILI or Formations (2 or more dancers), and SOLO stepdance. Both of them are quite competitive. The SOLO dance is characterized by a controlled but not rigid upper body, straight arms, fast feet movements. You can watch the following videos to appreciate how beautiful as well as difficult the Irish dance is.

At last, I'd like to say that The Lord of the Dance is returning in Belfast at the end of this month.

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