- 7 May 2010 12:15 PM
Much of the secret to its phenomenal success is that it speaks to all, crossing boundaries of age, gender, and cultural diversity. Its timeless, universal appeal has made Lord of the Dance one of the modern day wonders of the world, a myth to a living legend …and the story continues…
His outstanding creation, Lord of the Dance established Michael as one of the world’s greatest dancers and one of the most innovative, creative artists alive today. From kings and princes to presidents and prime ministers, his success has been honoured by US President George Bush, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, the legendary Nelson Mandela and ASA Prince Albert of Monaco. Lord of the Dance was the culmination of his dreams, ambitions, and unleashed passion.
Within eight weeks of its inception, Michael created, produced, choreographed, directed and starred in Lord of the Dance which opened at The Point Theatre, in Dublin, Ireland on July 2nd, 1996.
From Dublin, Michael and Lord of the Dance travelled around the world breaking records and creating a history which has yet to be challenged. His final starring performance in Lord of the Dance at Dublin’s RDS arena on June 28th, 1998 would not be the last the world would hear from the creative visionary. As one chapter closed, another opened with the launch of Michael’s Feet of Flames, which debuted before an audience of 25,000 on July 25, 1998 on the historic Route of Kings in London’s Hyde Park.
Following a well-deserved hiatus from touring, Michael announced the Feet of Flames European tour and during the summer of 2000 Michael played to over four million people in Western Europe and performed before an audience of over 100,000 in Budapest, Hungary. The last show of the European leg, a spectacular finale at Stormont in Belfast, Northern Ireland, proved that hearts united through music and dance pay no heed to historical boundaries.
Truly at the pinnacle of his art, Michael brought his Feet of Flames, The Victory Tour, to 20 American cities in June 2001, including a stunning performance at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden.
Wherever he took Feet of Flames, Michael was met with enthusiastic audiences and standing ovations. The visionary is still creating and continues to oversee his first passion, Lord of the Dance.
While other projects are in the works and the global success story of Lord of the Dance continues unabated, Michael will never abandon his true love of the dance and has performed on several special occasions.
In May 2003 he performed excerpts from Lord of the Dance for the world’s heads of state in a superstarstudded gala in St. Petersburg to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Russian city.
He was personally invited by Prince Albert of Monaco to appear at the prestigious Red Cross Ball in Monte Carlo where he recreated his role of the Lord of the Dance in a spectacular definitive onehour version of the world famous production."
Source and tickets: ticketpro.hu
Venue: SYMA Sport- és Rendezvényközpont
Address: Dózsa György út 1., 1146 Budapest