The National Dance Company of Ireland to Tour UK with RHYTHM OF THE DANCE, July 8

The National Dance Company of Ireland to Tour UK with RHYTHM OF THE DANCE, July 8

The National Dance Company of Ireland, featuring The Young Irish Tenors, will tour the UK this summer in the resplendent and rousing Step Dance show, Rhythm of the Dance, opening in Glasgow at the King's Theatre on 8 July.

This incredible live show celebrates both the rich history of Ireland as well as the art of Irish dance, from the disciplined tradition of the Celtic Step, to the sensual moves of the Sean Nos dance, rooted solely in the ancient island of Innishbofin near Galway. Rhythm of the Dance is in its 15th year and has been seen by over 4.8 million people in 59 countries, including the United States, China and Russia, but has rarely visited the United Kingdom.

Rhythm of the Dance celebrates a renewed vigour in Irish culture, embracing the traditional and the current, presenting dance, song, and musical performances in a pure style.

The cast of 19 dancers, 5 musicians, and 3 singers are a travelling carnival of working class Irish talents, most of whom have been performing since they were four or five years old. The dancers are led by Marty McKay, who also danced in Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance.

The Young Irish Tenors are accompanied on their powerful and moving songs of celebration and hope by the five musicians on stage, who play on rare and haunting musical instruments such as the Celtic Bouzouki, the Cittern, the Octave mandolin, the melodeon (Irish accordion), Tea whistle and Pennywhistle flutes, century-old harps, banjos, fiddles, guitars and various hand drums.

Rhythm of the Dance is choreographed by Doireann Carney and the original music is composed by Carl Hession.

The 2014 UK Tour of The National Dance Company of Ireland's Rhythm of the Dance is presented by Kieran and Ken Cavanagh for KCP Entertainments.

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8 July Glasgow King's Theatre 0844 871 7648

10 July Glenrothes Rothes Halls 01592 611101

11 July Stoke-On-Trent Regent Theatre 0844 871 7649

14-15 July Birmingham New Alexandra 0844 871 3011

16 July Stockport Plaza Theatre 0161 477 7779

18-19 July Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Theatre 0844 871 7652

20 July Grimsby Grimsby Auditorium 0844 871 3016

23 July Gateshead The Sage 0191 443 4661

24 July Southport Southport Theatre 01704 500036

25-26 July Swansea Grand Theatre 01792 475715

27-28 July Dartford Orchard Theatre 01322 220000

29-30 July Wimbledon New Wimbledon Theatre 020 8545 7900

31 July Crawley The Hawth 01293 553636

1 August Skegness Embassy Theatre 0845 674 0505

2-3 August Wellingborough Castle Theatre 01933 270007

5-7 Aug Torquay Princess Theatre 0844 871 3023

9 August Portsmouth Kings Theatre Southsea 023 9282 8282

10 August Woking New Victoria Theatre 0844 871 7645

23 August Weston-super-Mare Playhouse Theatre 01934 645544

25-26 August Llandudno Venue Cymru 01492 872000

27-28 August Ayr Gaiety Theatre 01292 288235

29-30 August Scarborough Spa Theatre 01723 821888

3 September Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall 01892 530613

4 September Yeovil Octagon Theatre 01935 422884

5 September Barnstaple Queen's Theatre 01271 324242

7 September Billingham Forum Theatre 01642 520240

8 September Hull New Theatre 01482 300300

9-10 September Blackpool Grand Theatre 01253 290190

11 September Newark Palace Theatre 01636 655755

13-14 September St Albans Alban Arena 01727 844488

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