It is the most successful show in the history of entertainment and it enjoys an excellent international reputation: since its premiere, "Lord of the Dance" has visited more than 1,000 venues around the world and fascinated more than 60 million people in 60 countries on all continents. The breathtaking, thrilling, magical show became one of the most successful dance productions in the world within a short period of time. In 2022, nearly 100,000 fans attended the grand anniversary tour of "Lord of the Dance." In 2024, "Lord of the Dance" returns to the big stages of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The adventurous journey to "Lord of the Dance" started with Michael Flatley´s dream of putting on the greatest Irish dance show in the world. With great determination, courage, unconditional belief in himself, ambition, hard work and, of course, incredible talent, the exceptional American dancer with Irish roots achieved something that took the world´s breath away: with his spectacular intermission performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, he caused a standing ovation with an overwhelming performance that even eclipsed the actual event. The rest is history and impressive evidence of Flatley´s belief that "Nothing is impossible. Follow your dreams."
The extent of the phenomenal success of "Lord of the Dance" is still immense and unbroken today - almost 30 years later: Michael Flatley hit an international audience of millions around the globe right at the heart, received countless awards, broke theater records worldwide and helped the art of traditional Irish dance to worldwide fame and unprecedented global recognition. The unique combination of energetic dance at the highest artistic level, amazing aerial acrobatics, original Celtic music, clever yet entertaining storytelling, and subtle sensuality has captivated audiences around the world. An audience that is equally captivated regardless of age, gender or cultural background. With its timeless, universal appeal, "Lord of the Dance" has become a modern wonder of the world and embodies the myth of a living legend.
In the spring of 2024, the famous "clack" will finally be heard again on stage. With some sensational innovations and unique developments, Michael Flatley will not simply revive the original concept, but rather translate it into today´s world. Described by the Los Angeles Times as a "showpiece extravaganza," the show will transport the audience to a time and place of myth and fantasy with more than 150,000 taps per performance, and will literally take fans by surprise with an explosive mix of thrilling performances, an artfully staged lightshow and spectacular pyrotechnics.
Fans can look forward to a fantastic journey with sophisticated costumes and sensational choreography as well as state-of-the-art technology, lighting effects and numerous moments of surprise: 40 of the world´s most outstanding young dancers, directed by Michael Flatley and featuring new music by composer Gerard Fahy, will present a show that combines the best of tradition, entertainment, music and dance.