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Celtic Tiger

Michael Flatley, the internationally acclaimed master of dance returns to the stage to spearhead his powerful new dance spectacular, Celtic Tiger. With incredibly powerful music, unbelievable costumes and breathtaking special effects, Celtic Tiger is an epic masterpiece that fuses the spirit and history of Ireland with dance and music.Celtic Tiger appears to be Michael Flatley’s attempt at a concept album–a loose tracing of the Irish through history, from prehistoric times, to pesky run-ins with Vikings and British soldiers, to St. Paddy driving out the snakes, to… the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders? (Who knew so many of them were Irish?) The spectacle of it all is grand and ambitious in the best way of the new Las Vegas shows (O’Siegfried and McRoy?), and Flatley, the genius behind Riverdance and all its toe-tapping offspring, is simply undaunted. By anything. The traditional Irish dance, fiddling, and piping his fans adore are separated by slower segments using Martha Graham-esque modern set pieces, all well performed. But the audience doesn’t really come alive unless it’s Flatley, bedecked in his finery (one fave: a Gladiator tog to make Russell Crowe envious) and executing his precise, mind-bending choreography. As usual, he’s surrounded himself with troupes of the best hoofers on the planet, and the comeliest female fiddlers this side of the Dixie Chicks. One of many highlights: “Celtic Fire,” just Flatley on flute surrounding by the fiddling femme fatales at a dervish pace. A bonus featurette shows some behind the scenes, mostly in slow-mo, of the work going into mounting the ambitious show in Budapest. –A.T. Hurley

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Anonymous says:

Superb beyond words I became hooked on Michael Flatley and Irish Dancing after seeing a performance of Riverdance on TV. Next I purchased the DVD and enjoyed each performance more than the last. At the time there were no DVD’s of Celtic Tiger available but I learned the show was coming to Reno, NV, where I lived at the time.Seeing the live performance…

Anonymous says:

Just don’t! Flatley is a superb dancer and talented choreographer with a fine sense of rhythmic timing. At 54 years of age he still dances at dazzling speed and clearly has retained his star power. The first part of the show was lovely and in keeping with the spirit of his previous shows. Also, I really enjoyed hearing Michael play the flute again. However, it all went to potty beginning with the bit of the Irish immigration to America ~ so totally off base as to be laughable. Uh, they didn’t come in…

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