There's something about dance shows that gets better with age. Or maybe it's simply good ol' boy, strong, Irish stock. Irishman Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, a global phenomenon, has both. More than 50 million people worldwide have seen Lord of the Dance -- the international Irish dancing extravaganza that has performed sold out shows at theaters, arenas and stadiums in more than 67 countries.
Michael Flatley, who originated the role of the Lord, continues to oversee all aspects of the production. The first American to win the All-World Championship in Irish Dance, was The Guinness Book of World Records holder for having "the world's fastest feet" at 35 taps per second.
Described by the New York Post as "fascinating, rewarding and above all, entertaining," and by the Los Angeles Times as "a showpiece extravaganza," Lord of the Dance is a mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance. The story is based upon mythical Irish folklore as Don Dorcha, Lord of Darkness, challenges the ethereal lord of light, the Lord of the Dance. Battle lines are drawn, passions ignite and a love story fueled by the dramatic leaps and turns of dancers' bodies begins to build against a backdrop of Celtic rhythm. The action is played out over 21 scenes on a grand scale of precision dancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting.