Lyric Theatre, HKAPA
May 3-15, Tues-Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm, 8pm, Sun 2pm, 7pm
For 15 years Riverdance has offered people the opportunity to step out at night to watch a bunch of dancers parade on stage without the need to explain themselves to their better halves. Now this time is ending.
To many, perhaps, it will be a relief that the production's final tour marks the putting-to-bed of waist-high flares, the continuation of something of an Irish stereotype and Michael Flatley's pedestal, but that doesn't mean the show shouldn't go out with a bang. After all, there is a reason why Riverdance has been so phenomenally successful.
The show provides an incredible spectacle. Choreographers have the challenge of directing up to 32 dancers simultaneously and appear to have succeeded at every stage of the production's evolution.
Hong Kong's final encounter with the dance troupe will be short-lived, however, as the production stops by for just 16 shows. Familiar themes of the earth's natural elements, womanhood and Irish myths will be included, ensuring no fan is left wanting.
1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, HK$350-HK$950. Inquiries: 2584 8500