Tonight my hubby and I are going to the theater. We are going to see RiverDance one more time. We both love the music and wonderful dancing in this show. It is playing at the Coronado Theater. It seems we all have some "Irish" in us. The story of the show is the story of the journey of the Irish people,from the settling of Ireland to their departure to the new world, in which they met with other cultures. The first act deals with their settling of the land, and the various legends which appeared in that period, while the second act deals with their departure from their island, their arrival in the New World, and their meeting of other cultures, with which they interacted.The show never gets boring, because of the different music and styles of dance. For, yes you do go to 'Riverdance' primarily for the Irish dancing, yet, there could well have been a snag here. The problem is that it is difficult to create and maintain a lively choreographic form out of Irish step dancing, which has a limited vocabulary, rigid arms, a stiff upper-body and an overall tendency towards exuberance rather than emotion. It is something like an Irish stew - awfully good in itself but as a constant diet it could get monotonous, which is why it was so smart to introduce into the mix Spanish flamenco and American tap dance, two dance forms with which the Irish steps have much in common, even to the extent of actual historic links.They really thrill the Rockford crowd...that's why they come back so often. This is supposed to be their final appearance in Rockford...so we wanted to be there.
An add on...We are home and it was wonderful.