Lord Of The Dance Created By Michael Flatley Returns To Chattanooga

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Lord of the Dance, created by Michael Flatley, returns to Chattanooga’s Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium for one performance only on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Show time is 7:30 p.m. 

Lord of the Dance is the theatrical extravaganza that has helped catapult Irish dancing into the global spotlight. The show features more than 40 dancers who deliver an eloquent and stunning interpretation of one of Ireland’s most famous legends. 

Described by the New York Post as "fascinating, rewarding and above all, entertaining," and by the Los Angeles Times as "a showpiece extravaganza," Lord of the Dance is a mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance. 

The story is a classic tale of good vs. evil based on old Irish folklore. It is also a passionate love story expressed through dance. The action is played out over 21 scenes on a grand scale of precision dancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting. 

LOTD was conceived and choreographed by Michael Flatley – the American-born world Irish dance champion who was responsible for creating a new wave of Celtic dance mania. Mr. Flatley, who originated the role of the Lord, serves as artistic director and continues to oversee all aspects of the show and the numerous LOTD troupes currently touring internationally. 

The show made its debut performance in 1996 and quickly became the most popular touring dance production in history. More than 60 million people worldwide have seen Lord of the Dance in person at sold-out theaters, arenas and stadiums. 

LOTD will perform for one night only at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium. All seats are reserved from $30 to $50 plus convenience fees. Tickets are on sale now at Memorial Auditorium box office, online at www.ChattanoogaOnStage.com, and by phone at 423 642-TIXS.


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