Lord of the Dance prance the night away with perfect LATM performance

It was a night of passion, poise and perfect pecs at Live at the Marquee as Lord of the Dance took to the stage for the first of their four shows at the infamous Cork venue writes Roisin Burke.

Dramatic renditions of music and dance were combined in a cosmopolitan manner that transformed the traditional Irish jig into a contemporary act that had the crowd roaring for more.

Every elaborate dance move was executed with grace and the use of beautiful costumes, atmospheric smoke machines, fire and a massive background projection screen added even more prowess to the performance.

The storyline centred around a symbolic battle between good and evil filled with suspense, intrigue and mystery.

The fight for ultimate victory over the forces of evil took the audience through a number of exceptional dance sets that were simply breathtaking in their beautiful and skillful execution.

Throughout the night traditional Irish dancing was enthused with traces of funk and hip-hop to bring an unusual edge to the classic style.

As well as modernising the moves, the show also embellished an alluring side to the already enormously entertaining production.

Music played an important part of the show with native performances of tin whistle and violin as well as a few songs belted out by the talented ladies.

It was a family show that all could enjoy and it seems everyone did with one chap so impressed by it all, he told us he wants to “quit his job and take up dancing.”

After that performance, didn’t we all!

Others, who lamented that the show was not as top notch as the days of Michael Flatley were treated to an exquisite showdown courtesy of the big screen where the man with the fastest legs in the world took on another version of himself in a mesmerising four minute display of talent.

Clearly the man has not lost it.

This encore by Ireland’s most infamous dancer, was followed by one final flourish from his fleet before a very satisfied audience went on their way home full of pride and awe for the intricacy of the Irish dance.

Lord of the Dance are performing at Live at the Marquee on Friday June 17 and twice on Saturday June 18.

Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster.ie

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