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Dance Of Desire Comes To NZ

The new All-Irish production DANCE OF DESIRE. is coming to NZ as part of an extensive world tour.

Produced by Michael Carr of Ceol Chiarrai Productions Dublin, this new show is described as “edgy, somewhat more adventurous than past Irish Dance shows, and full of “A” level championship performers”

ver the past year the show has played in Paris, New York, Beijing, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and  a record seven month season in Australia. After their end of year break back home, the cast will RE-commence their world tour in New Zealand with the first performance in Hamilton March 10th 2010.

Covering 13 New Zealand cities, DANCE OF DESIRE boasts a huge cast of 22 dancers and celtic musicians, plus a specialist  light, sound and stage crew of 10.

DANCE OF DESIRE is described by critics as stunning and amazing. The high voltage, guaranteed all-Irish  production challenges the boundaries of other Irish dance productions and has uniquely elevated the world of Irish dance to a new level.

Complete with entirely original music and choreography, from the makers of ‘Spirit of Ireland’ & ‘Dance on the Moon’, Ceol Chiarraí Productions Ltd ground breaking production DANCE OF DESIRE is undoubtedly unique in its imaginative design.

DANCE OF DESIRE is a show with everything: colour and light, wonderful original music, clever dramatic content, and incredible dancing that truly pushes the boundaries of choreography and fuses Irish dance seamlessly with Flamenco, Latin American, Middle Eastern, ballet and ballroom styles, with a few acrobatics thrown in. Added to the dazzling dance content and a strongly portrayed storyline, DANCE OF DESIRE also has a unique soundtrack composed entirely of original music.

DANCE OF DESIRE takes the traditional Irish Celtic myth of the Children of Lir and gives it a treatment reminiscent of the Kirov Ballet’s approach to Swan Lake, turning it into a tale with a happy ending

Special prices will be available for Dance schools, Family Groups and Senior Citizens. Michael Carr says “we are very proud of this, our finest ever show. Despite the state of the world economic climate, we have succeeded in  presenting a world class performance within the price range of the average New Zealander – and for a production of this quality,  that’s something.”


March 2010                                                                                        Bookings

Wed 10                        HAMILTON Founders Theatre                        Ticketek

Sat 13                          NAPIER Municipal Theatre                            Ticket Direct

Tue 16                         NEW PLYMOUTH TSB Theatre                       Ticketek

Fri 19                           PALMERSTON NTH Regent Theatre              Ticket Direct

Fri 26  & Sat 27            WELLINGTON  Opera House                          Ticketek

Mon 29                        GREYMOUTH Regent Theatre                        Regent Theatre

Wed 31                        TIMARU Theatre Royal                                   Ticketek/Merlins

April 2010

Sat 3                            CHRISTCHURCH James Hay Theatre              Ticketek

Wed 7                          DUNEDIN Regent Theatre                              Ticket Direct

Fri 9                             INVERCARGILL Civic Theatre                         Ticket Direct

Sun 11                         OAMARU Opera House                                  Ticket Direct

Tue 13                         NELSON Trafalgar Centre                              Ticketek

Sat 17                          AUCKLAND Bruce Mason Centre                   Ticketmaster



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