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"Riverdance" Thunders in to Stamford

"Riverdance" blends original Irish music and the country's traditional dances into a highly-charged, toe-tapping, mesmerizing performance. Coming to Stamford's Palace Theater on March 9, "Riverdance" has captivated world-wide audiences since its start in 1995 at Dublin's Point Theatre. Its powerful themes and dance precision have made it a unique entertainment that merges theater, dance, music and Irish history. How much of a phenomenon is "Riverdance?"  During its 16 year history, 22 million people in 40 countries across four continents have seen it performed in person. And factor in its global television audience means adding another two billion people as fans.

The pull of "Riverdance" is in its magnetic performers who infuse the show's choreography with their tremendous energy and passion. In one highly-charged sequence, the dancers challenge each other in a dance-off, one upping each other to greater and greater feats of tapping skill. It's not the only sequence in the show that brings audiences to their feet.

Grammy Award-winning composer Bill Whelan supplied "Riverdance's" evocative music. The Chicago Tribune described  the "Riverdance" experience as "an explosion of sight and sound that simply takes your breath away" and The London Times called it “A family evening unlike anything else!”  Don't wait until next time, Catch "Riverdance" when it casts its spell in Stamford on March 9. The perfromance at The Palace begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $75-$105. For more information, visit the Theater's website .

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