Magic of the Dance
ALISON CROOSE King's Lynn Corn Exchange
King's Lynn Corn Exchange
A dance spectacle par excellence enthralled an audience dazzled by the fleet-footed team in this exciting entertainment.
The innovative show, full of vitality and packed with breath-taking dance routines, has wowed audiences around the world. Now it is making its first appearance at King's Lynn with a run of seven performances.
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A host of Irish dance world champions - including the 2006 World Champion Byron Tuttle - teamed up with exponents of modern American tap in a thrilling, high energy show.
Music from Irish pipes and drums provided the background for mesmerising demonstrations of frenetic tap-dancing, made all the more impressive by the amplified sound from the microphones attached to the dancers' shoes.
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Just how many ways are there to tap dance? Exponents of modern American tap danced on oil drums and in oil drums and they tapped while they skipped - and delighted the audience in the process.
Pyrotechnics - including dancing shoes which burst into flames in a high-energy routine - and lighting effects all added to the excitement of the show which is based on Irish history with actor Christopher Lee providing the voice-over for the story line.
The 16 dancers certainly did create magic.