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Celtic Illusion Reimagined

Since the heyday of Riverdance, you might have developed a bit of a soft spot for Irish dancing. But imagine combining those precise, foot-stomping rhythms with Vegas glamour, dynamic modern choreography, mind-bending illusions, dramatic lighting and impressive solo instrumental performances.

Well, readers, that’s exactly what Celtic Illusion Reimagined has in store for you, this full stage extravaganza hitting D-town at the end of the month.

The show’s innovative choreography brings plenty of funky modern dance moves into mix, with jazz and urban dance styles – even some Michael Jackson inspired moves – shaking up the more traditional Irish elements.

With costume changes, levitation tricks and smoke, and a beautiful score by Australian composer Angela Little, this is Irish dancing as you’ve ever seen it before according to Celtic Illusion’s principal dancer and female illusionist, Georgia May.

“What people think of Irish dancing … is that it’s very traditional, very stiff movements, no upper body whatsoever, all feet and quite stark,” she says.

“Celtic Illusion is bringing that Vegas showy glam to the stage and mixing that with the traditional elements of Irish dancing – and it actually blends with the magic really seamlessly.”

Enjoy beautiful vocal performances by soulful soprano Emma Horwood, with breath-taking instrumental solos on the Irish fiddle and flute – a bit different to the traditional music you might hear down at the Irish pub!

Celtic Illusion is the creative vision of former principal dancer of Lord of the Dance, Australia’s own Anthony Street, who choreographs, directs, produces and stars in the show.

“He always wanted to have an Irish dancing show, and he always wanted to have a magic and illusion show … so he had this idea to put them together,” says May.

“You would never think that Irish dancing and magic and illusion would even work together, but Anthony is a creative genius in the way that he has made this work. The show is really exciting because of both of those elements coming together.”

Reimagined and touring again as part of the show’s tenth anniversary celebrations, this is one artistic fusion spectacle you don’t want to miss.


Celtic Illusion Reimagined
WHEN MON 30 AUG | 7.30PM //POSTPONED//
AT DARWIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
COST $90 | $85 CONC | $80 CHILD
INFO yourcentre.com.au


Update on Postponement

This event has been postponed to Mon 29 Nov 2021.

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