Monday, December 01, 2008
According to the Riverdance website, the "Riverdance" is primarily Irish dancing, accompanied by Bill Whelan's wonderful score and the Irish musicians. Yet, 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. 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.
Lord Of The Dance River Dance Battle
Posted by Ron at 12/01/2008 07:43:00 AM