Riverdance star performs ‘spellbinding’ new solo show in Dublin
One of Riverdance’s main dancers will perform his own solo show in Dublin next month.
Taking place at the Pavilion Theatre, Gallai’s former Riverdancer Breandan stars in Walls Talk which opens on March 23 in Dublin as part of a ten venue tour across Ireland.
The show is inspired by the phrase “if these walls could talk” and features Breandan’s spellbinding solo dance routines accompanied by songs from the golden age of jazz and blues, performed live on stage by jazz singer Gina Boreham.
Speaking ahead of the tour, Breandan promised the audience a dose of inspiration.
He said: “We are extremely delighted to bring this work to Dublin, particularly at a time when Ireland is emerging from Covid-19 restrictions and the power of live performance has been largely absent from our lives for over two years. .
“The show explores the notion of recorded memory in the material world around us. The story is told through body movement and audiences will be wowed by Gina’s live renditions of jazz and blues classics.
“We hope to inspire audiences and challenge preconceptions of what dance can be.”
Describing the show in more detail, Breandan revealed that it was an “abstract assemblage of fragments” with the music, song and dance representing many different genres.
“This chaotic cacophony makes for unexpected yet harmonious bedfellows,” he explained.
Walls Talk is produced by Eriu Dance Company, a company which was established in 2010 and has grown to become one of Ireland’s leading dance organizations dedicated to promoting Irish dancing as a living and ever-evolving tradition.
Breandan’s professional dancing career began with Riverdance and he toured with the company from 1994 to 2003.
He has performed in Europe, the United States, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and led the company in the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games in 2003.
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