If there’s one name that’s come to represent Irish dancing on a national level, it’s “Riverdance.” Riverdance first debuted in 1994 as a part of the Eurovision international song competition. While most people think of it as one distinct style of dance, Riverdance is actually a huge theatrical production that incorporates multiple styles of Irish dance, weaving its rich history with modern production techniques. Riverdance primarily features step dancing, which can trace its roots all the way back to the 1700s. Incredibly, these forms of traditional Irish dance survived all that time and made their way into mainstream entertainment. Thanks to Riverdance, they are still touring the world today.
Back in 2013, when the world was still sick with a case of “Flash Mob Fever,” a group of dancers surprised the Dublin airport with a rousing medley of traditional Irish dances. For those of you who don’t remember, or were living under a rock for all of 2013, flash mobs involve a group of people putting on a “spontaneous” performance in a public space.
Here, the cast of “Take The Floor,” a production associated with Riverdance, wows spectators at the Dublin airport with dances choreographed to the lovely music of Beoga. I’m sure everyone in the airport immediately rushed to purchase tickets for one of Take The Floor’s upcoming shows. Take The Floor takes their name from the term used to describe dancers stepping onto the stage. Their performance in the Dublin airport proves that truly talented dancers don’t need a proper stage to do what they do. Even if it’s in the middle of a crowded airport, if there is a floor, they’ll take it.
H/T: Take The Floor