Attend a popular Irish step dancing show in Ottawa
- Canada Travel Tips
- Monday, 27 February 2012 22:23
Some dancing is easily recognisable for its connection to a rich cultural tradition, such as Irish step dance. When travellers are taking their holiday abroad, they may want to be exposed to some fresh and exciting customs that can make for great activities to try while in a new locale. Those who plan on taking tours of Ottawa this April can make plans for Riverdance, which will be performed for one night only at the National Arts Centre.
For the past 17 years, Riverdance has taken the world by storm with its demonstrations of Irish dance and music. A cast of more than a dozen professional artists play live instrumental pieces and dance the unique style of the Irish, which usually involves tapping one's feet and little upper body movement. Along the lines of dancers, there will also be some solo acts highlighting the skills of flautists, singers, Celtic bagpipe players and more.
Riverdance has been perfected over the years and has evolved Michael Flatley's original show into an epic and modern representation of Ireland's rhythmic spirit. This tour's performance was composed by Bill Whelan and directed by John McColgan.
The current dance troupe for the show is performing specialised tours throughout the world this year, in places such as Australia, Ireland and the U.S. On the Canadian leg of the journey, Riverdance will not only be in Ottawa, but in Toronto, Montreal and Quebec as well. So if travellers are interested in seeing the performance, they can also catch it in several other locales as the dancers hit major cities throughout the country this March, April and June.
Learning about Irish tradition and culture can be a wonderful way to spend some time with loved ones on holiday. Tourists who want to attend Riverdance in Canada's capital city can head to the Ottawa Broadway website for more information and to purchase tickets. If travellers really want to immerse themselves in the excitement surrounding Riverdance, there is also a free iPhone and tablet app for download on the official Riverdance website.
Alongside all the other great attractions, historical landmarks and culinary delights found in this city, the Riverdance show may be an ideal addition to an exciting travel itinerary.