Ireland unveils iconic Riverdance at Expo
The Irish Pavilion, in partnership with Expo Dubai 2020, has announced that Riverdance, the Grammy Award-winning music and dance performance, will take to the stage at Expo 2020 Dubai with a specially curated rendition of the Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show, “Riverdance at Expo”.
The cultural phenomenon of Riverdance, inspired by Irish traditions and heritage, will grace the stage of Jubilee Park and Al Wasl Plaza from November 4 to 27. For the first time, the show will comprise of Arabic influences to guarantee a memorable Middle Eastern effect for audiences. UAE residents will also have the once in a lifetime opportunity to audition for a coveted place in the lively cast and put their dancing skills to the test with regular masterclasses led by the professional Irish dancers.
Pat Hennessy, Commissioner General of the Ireland Pavilion at Expo noted, “Ireland’s theme for Expo 2020 Dubai is Putting Creativity at the Centre of Human Experience with music, art and design at the heart of this theme. Riverdance is a fitting expression of this innate cultural creativity which has garnered Ireland a global reputation for excellence in the arts. We look forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to Expo 2020 to experience this unique and memorable cultural phenomenon”.
Ireland also announced a host of wonderful activities and events taking place at its pavilion, designed by Irish architect, Ciarán O’ Connor. With daily performances by musicians at The Courtyard and workshops with Coder Dojo, to the Expo World Choir lead by Ireland’s National Concert Hall and lively St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the Ireland Pavilion in the Mobility District at Expo 2020 is a must-visit destination at the World’s Greatest Show.