Once I saw the famous dance show - the "Riverdance" show, for me all other dances ceased to exist. It was what is called love at first sight ...
In my opinion, the ancient Irish dances have a certain mystical meaning, and the spirit of the ancient Celts will speak with you the language of this unusual dance, which is not like any other ... Mysticism, legends, myths and tales of ancient Ireland ... You will not be able to see and not to feel all this, when the mystery of the Irish Soul appears on the stage in front of you ...
Will we be able to solve the mistery and understand these people..?
The Irish Mistery
Everyone's favorite Eurovision concerts in April 1994 were held in the capital of Ireland, and today the legendary Irish dancers Jean Butler - Jean Butler and Michael Flatley - Michael Flatley with a group of other performers in just 7 minutes, ensured world fame Irish dance. This seven - minute dance show provoked a storm of applause from the entire public, and the audience stood greeted by the unsurpassed Irish people and this amazingly beautiful dance. Since that day the Irish step occupies one of the first ''steps'' in the world and you never get tired to watch the Best among The Best.............................
Irish dance is the art of dance shows, and all these years, tirelessly touring around the world, and just as tirelessly, people all over the world once again look at the scene with a spellbound endeavor, trying to remember the elusive mystique of Irish dancing.
Every nation has its own dance techniques, the whole human body is almost always involved in the dance, it becomes a kind of tool that the dancer controls to tell his unique story. In the language of dance, people have long tried to talk about their lives, about everything that excites them, upsets, pleases, about what is not subject to man and what he must humbly carry all his life, and from the state of human emotions, dance can be expressed in many different ways and means that our body can offer. And the roots of any dance art lie in the thousand-year history of human development ...
As the research of historians of different directions in dance art in the world from ancient times to the present day shows, the “step” arose on the plantations, when the slaves from Africa were forbidden to talk, they only had to work under fear of cruel punishment. But even in the conditions of slavery, people were able to create their secret “language” through which they passed information to each other, and the movements of the feet and legs became, in some way, “words,” so the slaves could “talk together” without attracting the attention of overseers. These were ordinary steps, many of their possible variations, which eventually turned into the now-famous dancing step, or, as they call it in Russia, tap-dance.
It is difficult to say for sure, but by connecting many facts of Irish history, I come to the idea that those Irish who were sold into slavery and came into contact with the culture of African slaves, working side by side with them on the plantations of the English colonies, also learned to use the step, but over time they brought to the simple, in general, dance, everything that is rich in Irish culture, dating back to the times of the ancient Celts who inhabited Emerald Island many thousands of years ago and became the great parents of modern Irish ant. Constant wars in the struggle for survival, beautiful legends about true and only love, which death is not terrible, ancient legends about fantastic creatures inhabiting forests and lakes, tales of Irish folklore -
All this could not but be reflected in a very distinctive Irish version of the steppe, which over the centuries of the history of this nation has turned into an incredibly beautiful dance, from which it is simply impossible to look away.
In the traditions of the modern step - dance, not only the motifs of ancient Celtic music are seen, but also the influence of the once popular quadrille brought to the Emerald Isle from the continent from America and Canada. In the 18th and 19th centuries, former dancers had to travel to earn money all over Ireland, and they gave their performances at music festivals and folk fairs, they also always performed in pubs, where there was very little space for their dances I had to show my art on an ordinary barrel of beer, and where is it possible to swing arms, legs or jump! So historically, the main load in the expressive means of the Irish modern step dance lay on the danThe modern name of the now world-famous dance ensemble "Riverdance" comes from a musical suite, the name of which is "Timedance". Her first performance took place in 1981, and as the author and composer of the suite explained, her music was written in the tradition of Irish folk songs and melodies, and Bill Whelan - Bill Vilan "heard" this name in the melodies of Irish music and beyond any doubt for him , the name "Riverdance" in the most natural way for the composer came from "Timedance".cers' feet, leaving, in essence, the dancer's body - static.
The most beautiful Celtic melodies and the constant fractional sound that comes from the blows of special shoes on the floor, which Irish dancers put on - in my opinion, the two most fascinating factors in these mystical dances ...
The modern name of the now world-famous dance ensemble "Riverdance" comes from a musical suite, the name of which is "Timedance". Her first performance took place in 1981, and as the author and composer of the suite explained, her music was written in the tradition of Irish folk songs and melodies, and Bill Whelan - Bill Vilan "heard" this name in the melodies of Irish music and beyond any doubt for him , the name "Riverdance" in the most natural way for the composer came from "Timedance".
Today there are two dance groups, and both of them compete in skill, but I think, having seen the shows of both groups, you will not be able to give a palm to either one or the other. Each of these two ensembles has an individual face and its own creative style.
While the “Riverdance” team in their performances - a three-hour show tells about the tragic history of the Irish people in the language of dance and music, “Lord of the Dance” shows the diversity of Irish folk dance in a magnificent performance of the best Irish dancers and unsurpassed Michael Flatley.
I suggest you, my dear readers, be sure to find the opportunity and visit Dublin during the tour of these groups to see this fantastic dance show with your own eyes. You can trace the tour schedule of the bands in the constantly updatedCultural Poster.
This is exactly the case when it’s better to see once than to even hear from me - a person who is definitely biased in this particular case, who fell in love with Irish dance at first sight.