A new Irish dance show telling the enduring story of RMS Titanic will launch a world tour in Belfast next month.
With stars from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Feet of Flames behind the creation of TITANIC DANCE, the show will debut at the Odyssey Arena on May 10. Buy tickets = http://tidd.ly/4024059d
Supported by Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience located where the ship was built in Belfast’s once vibrant shipyards, TITANIC DANCE will, according to principal dancer and former Lord of the Dance star Raymond Sweeney, ‘have audiences smiling, crying, and asking for more’.
He said: “We did two preview shows to gain audience feedback, and we received standing ovations on both nights. People love the Titanic story and always want more of it. Titanic Dance offers drama, romance, triumph and tragedy, as well as the finest Irish dancers telling its story.”
The Titanic Dance idea came about when Derry man Sean McAnaney and Donegal-born Raymond Sweeney were introduced by a mutual friend. The show has been choreographed by world class dancers Louise Hayden and James Keegan under Raymond’s creative direction.
Raymond explained: “We were thinking of a theme that would transcend to Irish dance, just as other shows like Riverdance had done. Sean suggested the Titanic story and we all thought that’s it.
We knew there has always been a global interest in Titanic and with the opening of Titanic Belfast people from all round the world now want to visit the city to experience the birthplace of the great ship.”
Tickets for TITANIC DANCE are now available online