HEARTBEAT OF HOME's Set Projection Designer Dave Torpey Added to TEDxBROADWAY Lineup, 2/24

HEARTBEAT OF HOME's Set Projection Designer Dave Torpey Added to TEDxBROADWAY Lineup, 2/24

Heartbeat of Home set projection designer Dave Torpey joins the third annual TEDxBroadway event on Monday, February 24, 2014 at New World Stages - Stage 4 (340 West 50 Street) where he will discuss his critically acclaimed design for the high octane dance extravaganza from the producers of Riverdance, currently touring North America. The Toronto Star raved, "We're in the theatre to be carried away by the power of music, dance and visual artistry, with the projections of Dave Torpey adding an element of magic." TEDxBroadway is co-organized by Damian Bazadona, founder of Situation Interactive, Broadway producer Ken Davenport and Jim McCarthy, CEO of Goldstar. For more information visit www.TEDxBroadway.com.

The internationally critically acclaimed new music and dance spectacular Heartbeat of Home is now touring North America following its world premiere engagement and sold out run in Ireland and China. Heartbeat of Home celebrated its North American premiere in Toronto on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, and is currently playing its 6-week limited engagement through Sunday, March 2, 2014. Heartbeat of Home will have its US premier in Chicago, followed by engagements in Detroit and Boston. Tickets are available for all tour dates at www.HeartbeatOfHome.com. Additional North American cities, including Los Angeles and New York City to be announced.

Toronto, Ontario Ed Mirvish Theatre January 21 - March 2, 2014
Chicago, IL Oriental Theatre March 4 - March 16, 2014
Detroit, MI Fisher Theatre March 18 - March 23, 2014
Boston, MA Wang Theater March 26 - April 6, 2014

Created by the Producers and Director of Riverdance, Heartbeat of Home is a brand new tantalizing, high octane, sexy, music and dance extravaganza. This heart -stopping tour de force features the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban music and dance. The Toronto Star raves, "A spectacular celebration of the human spirit that provides non-stop entertainment." First class! Breathtaking!" The Irish Mail on Sunday hails it as "an extraordinary highly imaginative show" and the Irish Independent raves that this world-class cast of thirty-seven including a ten-piece band "had every heart in the theatre missing a beat."

Heartbeat of Home features a new and electrifying score written by award-winning, Golden-Globe-nominated, composer Brian Byrne. The joyous, heart-stopping and high-energy production also features high-definition, cutting-edge projection technology.

Produced by Moya Doherty, conceived and directed by John McColgan with concept development and lyrics by award winning Irish writer Joseph O'Connor, Heartbeat of Home showcases world-class dancers from Ireland, USA, Australia, Britain, Canada, Italy, Mexico and Spain, and choreography by David Bolger.

The Heartbeat of Home creative team also includes John Carey (Irish Dance Choreography), Alan Farquharson (Set Design), David Torpey/Image Now (Set Projection Design), Peter Canning (Lighting Design), Ciaran Byrne (Sound Design), Monica Ennis and Niamh O'Connor (Costumes Styling) and Padraic Moyles (Assistant Director).

Check your local PBS listings for the documentary "The Making of Heartbeat of Home."

Heartbeat of Home - Music from the Show, featuring the hit song "Lead Me Home" by American Idol Jessica Sanchez, is available in Canada and will be released in the United States Tuesday, March 4, 2014 on Decca/Universal. The DVD of the show, which was recorded live in Dublin during its World Premiere run, will be released by Decca/Universal in March 2014.

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