The 20th Anniversary World Tour of Riverdance is coming to Portland, Oregon. Riverdance will only be in Portland’s Keller Auditorium from November 20 – 22.
Tickets for Riverdance can be purchased online, Portland Opera Box Office (503- 241-1802 or toll free at 866-739-6737), Portland’5 Box Office (800-273-1530), and all TicketsWest locations.
Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour has set design by Robert Ballagh, lighting design by John Comiskey, costume design by Joan Bergin and sound design by Michael O’Gorman. For more than 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London in June of that year, the reaction was unprecedented, with the original 10 performances being increased to 151 in subsequent months. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where 8 sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of 16 years of non-stop touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America. Since its inception Riverdance has packed theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and most recently South America.
Facts About Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World
- Played 11,000 performances
- Seen live by in excess of 25 million people in more than 465 venues worldwide
- Played in 46 countries across 6 continents
- Travelled 700,000 miles (or to the moon and back and back again!)
- Played to a global television audience of 3 billion people
- Sold more than 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD
- Sold 10 million Riverdance videos & DVDs