Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Riverdance wows crowd at Show-Me Center

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Irish songs and dances were put on display Tuesday night at Southeast Missouri State University's Show Me Center. Riverdance culminated in an explosion of beautiful vocals, excellent musicianship, and intricate Irish movement.

Melissa Lincoln and her daughter Beth were in attendance. Beth enjoyed the dancing and Melissa appreciated the culture. 

"My favorite part was when the girl in the orange dress was dancing around by the sun. It was really cool," Beth says.

"It was a very nice experience seeing how the culture changed over time," her mother Melissa says. "The dances that they brought it would have new pieces, new information, new elements into their routines and their tap. They changed the way they did things, but were able to keep a lot of the core elements alive."
Riverdance was an astonishing performance, as well as a history lesson. It even included a comic bit where jazz and classic tap competed against traditional Irish tap to win the crowds approval.

Ryan Paluckak, KRCU
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