"Lord of the Dance" thrills millions worldwide
Dec. 5, 2005
KALAMAZOO--More than 50 million people worldwide have seen "Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance," the international Irish dancing phenomenon that comes to Kalamazoo for a single show at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University.
"Lord of the Dance" has performed sold-out shows at theatres, arenas and stadiums in more than 45 countries. The Lord of the Dance troupe features Irish dance champions from around the world. These gifted performers, with an average age of 22, stretch every boundary of a traditional form of dance that has evolved over more than 2,000 years.
Irish Dance lovers and music fans alike will get a chance to experience the engaging, rhythmic adventure that has helped catapult Celtic dance mania and Irish dancing into the global spotlight.
Michael Flatley, who originated the role of the Lord, serves
as artistic director and continues to oversee all aspects of
the production. The first American to win the All-World Championship
in Irish Dance, Flatley opened the show in Dublin in 1996. The
Guinness Book of World Records lists Flatley for having "the
world's fastest feet" at 35 taps per second.
Tickets for "Lord of the Dance" range from $20 to $45 and are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858, online at www.millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 20 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for group rates.
Media contact: Thomas Cooper, (269) 387-2245, firstname.lastname@example.org