Thursday, 31 July 2014

Rhythm of the Dance

Rhythm of the Dance, National Dance Company of Ireland, New Wimbledon Theatre - reviewed on 30th July
Impressively, the National Dance Company of Ireland's Rhythm of the Dance has been seen by more than five million people worldwide. Now reworked for its first UK tour, the show has plenty of great Irish dancing, but other elements – namely some poor choreography, basic tap dancing and a lot of pouting – weaken its impact.
Appallingly, none of the show’s performers are credited in the programme. They are mostly extremely talented, especially the male dancers led by Dane McKiernan (whose name I garnered from the show’s PR company).
I enjoyed Rhythm of the Dance but wish it would stick to the basics – its high-quality Irish dancing doesn’t need diluting.

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