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SPIRIT OF THE DANCE (article first published : 2002-02-7)

Having been seen by more than 20 million people around the world and smashed box office records in 15 different countries, the foot-stomping dazzling entertainment spectacular Spirit Of The Dance will launch its South African tour in Durban.

Spirit Of The Dance was created just as the world was introduced to the phenomenon of Irish dance. Audiences couldn’t get enough of this spectacle, and the whole of the Europe wanted to see more of this dance craze.

David King is the musical genius behind the show and in order to create this dance extravaganza, he broke the two golden rules of the business – “Don’t give up your day job" and "Don't mortgage your house and put your money into show business" – and hasn’t look back since!

He drew his inspiration from music that had been inside him all of his life and the musical score of the show reflects his musical influences such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, classical piano, jazz and Irish folk.

“The show features breathtaking dance, dynamic lighting, dazzling costumes and stunning choreography, and the joy and delight of audiences all over the world is simply the best feeling imaginable” said David. “Spirit of the Dance has evolved over the years and I have lived every minute of it; nurturing it and constantly searching for new and better artistic input”

Unlike other Irish Dance shows, Spirit Of The Dance expands on the original Irish theme and has now become a truly international Broadway style phenomenon that takes in powerful dance styles from all around the world. It is based around a passionate love story, where the ethereal Spirit searches the world for her true love.

Spirit Of The Dance runs in the Playhouse Opera from February19 to 24. Tickets range from R100 to R175 exclusive of Computicket charges. Visit the website on www.spiritofthedance.com




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