International Phenomenon Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour Opens at The Venetian Theatre
Still time to book tickets for one of the most-loved productions in dance history,
at The Venetian Macao
(Macao, Jan. 24, 2017) – Featuring new costumes, lighting, projections and dance routines, Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour has opened in spectacular style at The Venetian Theatre, The Venetian Macao, and will run until Feb. 5, 2017 for a limited season
Riverdance is an innovative and exciting blend of dance and music that draws on Irish traditions and has been seen live by over 21 million people worldwide, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures.
Based around the story of the Irish people’s history and global movement, the show enthralls with its power, precision and sensuality. In addition to new costumes, lighting and projections, a brand new song, “Anna Livia”, featuring the female members of the dance troupe in an a cappella hard-shoe number have been added.
Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour also incorporates thrilling international flavours, such as flamenco dancing and an acrobatic Russian ensemble. A definite crowd pleaser is the humorous routine ‘Trading Taps’, which pits Irish and tap dancers against a New York backdrop.
As one of the world’s top theatrical productions, Riverdance has been dubbed an “evergreen Broadway show”, “Irish national treasure” and “world’s dance textbook”. During the past 20 years it has staged over 18,000 performances, won over an audience of 36 million at more than 117 countries and region. Its soundtrack has been recognised by the Grammy Awards as Best Musical Show Album, and is certified platinum, selling more than 11 million albums, making it the number one in theatrical show soundtrack history.
For the 20th Anniversary World Tour, the original Riverdance team of composer Bill Whelan, producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have been reunited. The set design is by Robert Ballagh, lighting design by John Comiskey, costume design by Joan Bergin and sound design by Michael O’Gorman.
Tickets for the international phenomenon are priced between MOP / HKD 288 and MOP / HKD 888 and can be purchased from all Cotai Ticketing box offices, online now at www.cotaiticketing.com or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macao) / +852 6333 6660 (Hong Kong) / 4001 206 618 (China toll-free).
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The 15,000-seat Cotai Arena and 1,800-seat Venetian Theatre are the only venues in Asia ranked in Pollstar’s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues and Pollstar’s Top 200 Worldwide Theatre Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world’s and the region’s biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.
The 1,800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a theatre experience like no other in the region.
The 650-seat Sands Theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dance to modern performances, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.
The 1,200-seat, purpose-built Parisian Theatre is Sands China Ltd’s latest entertainment venue. The Paris-style theatre offers an elegant experience for world-class entertainment of all kinds.
Offering world-class diversity and quality, Sands China Ltd.’s next generation of live venues is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.
For information about upcoming shows and events, visit https://www.venetianmacao.com/entertainment.html.
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