Tickets are now on sale for Lord of the Dance at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Created by Michael Flatley, Lord of the Dance is selling out arenas and theatres as the world's highest grossing Irish dance show. The tour arrives in the Triangle at DPAC on March 10, 2012.
A 2012 Valentine's Day tour launch is merely coincidence, but is fitting since an integral part of The show is a love story between the two main characters. "Lord of the Dance is a classic tale of good versus evil, based on Irish folklore that brings a romantic and passionate love story to life," says Flatley. The story is based upon mythical Irish folklore as Don Dorcha, Lord of Darkness, challenges the ethereal lord of light, the Lord of the Dance. "Battle lines are drawn, passions ignite and a love story fueled by the dramatic leaps and turns of dancers' bodies begins to build against a backdrop of Celtic rhythm," says Flatley. "Fans can expect 21 scenes of precision dancing, dramatic music, new colorful wardrobes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting."
Along with Dance Director Marie Duffy-Pask, Flatley hand picks The Cast of over 40 dancers; each has achieved individual recognition as a national or worldwide dance champion. Flatley conceptualized and staged the show in a mere 16 weeks but also paid particular attention to the costumes, lighting and staging which are cinematic in scope. "Irish dance lovers and music fans alike will experience the engaging, rhythmic adventures that has helped catapult Celtic dance mania and Irish dancing into the global spotlight," says Flatley.
Tickets are available online at DPACnc.com or by calling the DPAC Ticket Center at 919-680-2787. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster at Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. DPAC is located at 123 Vivian Street, Durham.
For more information, tickets or memorabilia, visit www.lordofthedance.com. You can find Lord of the Dance on Facebook at http://facebook.com/MichaelFlatleysLordoftheDance.