Canton’s Aisling Nally stars in Lord of the DanceBy Canton Citizen
After a successful tour in France, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance — featuring Canton native Aisling Nally in the lead role of Saoirse — kicked off its 60-city 2013 North American tour at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario, on January 29.
The tour includes dates at three of the following local New England venues: Saturday, February 16, at 8 p.m. at the Providence Performing Arts Center; Wednesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium; and Thursday, March 7, at 8 p.m. at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester.
Nally, a Canton High School alum, has toured all over the world and has had the privilege of dancing on stage with Flatley in Feet of Flames in Taiwan. She is also a certified Irish dance teacher with the Irish Dancing Commission (An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha).
Described by the New York Post as “fascinating, rewarding and above all, entertaining,” and by the Los Angeles Times as “a showpiece extravaganza,” Lord of the Dance is a mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance. The story is based upon mythical Irish folklore as Don Dorcha, Lord of Darkness, challenges the ethereal lord of light, the Lord of the Dance. Battle lines are drawn, passions ignite, and a love story fueled by the dramatic leaps and turns of dancers’ bodies begins to build against a backdrop of Celtic rhythm. The action is played out over 21 scenes on a grand scale of precision dancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes, and state-of-the-art staging and lighting.
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