Step by Step – Riverdance by the #s

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour and will take to the Reynolds Hall stage Jan. 26-31. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theatre and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle ofRiverdance.

Since Riverdance began performances in 1995, the show has…

  • Played more than 11,000 performances
  • Been seen live by more than 24 million people in over 465 venues world-wide, throughout 46 countries across6 continents
  • Travelled more than 700,000 miles (or a return trip to the moon and once more to the moon!)
  • Played to a global television audience of 3 billion people

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And there have been…

  • 6,000,000 Pounds of dry ice used on stage
  • 2,000,000 Show programs sold
  • 400,000 Gallons of water consumed
  • 300,000 T-shirts sold
  • 75,000 Gallons of Gatorade consumed
  • 70,000 Pounds of chocolate consumed (for energy!) by the cast
  • 50,000 Rolls of self-grip tape used by company physiotherapists
  • 45,000 Boxes of tissues used
  • 26,000 Cumulative years of study in step-dancing by Irish Dancers
  • 20,000 Dance shoes used
  • 17,500 Hours of rehearsals on tour
  • 15,000 Costumes worn
  • 14,000 Stage light bulbs used
  • 2,000 Irish Dancers
  • 1,750 Flight cases used
  • 59 Marriages between company members

 

Tickets for Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour at The Smith Center start at $29 and are available for purchase now online here, by phone at 702.749.2000 and at The Smith Center Box Office.

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