LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The lightning-quick footwork and heart-pounding Celtic rhythms that have thrilled audiences around the world are back at Walt Disney World Resort, bringing audiences to their feet during the free-form Irish spectacular "The Best of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance" -- performing live June 18-Aug. 26 at Epcot.
"Last summer’s engagement was an enormous hit with our guests, and we are delighted to bring this world-class, high-energy presentation show back," says Laurie Speights, general manager for Epcot Entertainment. "It’s great for the whole family and a perfect addition to our continuing celebration of world cultures."
The summer blockbuster series steps up with a daily performance schedule of 30-minute shows featuring highlights from selected touring productions. Performances are at the America Gardens Theatre and are included with Epcot admission. Show times are 3, 4:30, 5:45 and 7:10 p.m.
An intricate set, colorful costumes, dramatic music and lighting all help bring to life a mesmerizing story of good versus evil. Dancers, singers and violin players perform various numbers solo and en masse, beginning and climaxing with the show’s signature routine -- the trademark pounding dance sequence that takes the audience’s breath away.
Since its creation in 1996, "Lord of the Dance" has become an international phenomenon with more than 300 performances in 100 cities worldwide, as well as television specials. The show’s soundtrack -- a combination of traditional Celtic melodies fused with electronic piano and percussion -- has sold millions of copies and reached number one on Billboard’s World Music Chart.
"The Best of Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance"
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