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"The Rhythm of the Dance" brings Irish dance & music to southern Utah

Published March 13, 2012 10:00 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

If in case you get locked in a closet this weekend and miss all of your planned St. Patrick's Day parties, there will still be a chance later this month to celebrate.

An evening of Irish music and dance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 27 and 28, at the Cox Performing Arts Center, 350 South 700 East, St. George presented by Dixie State College Celebrity Concert Series."The Rhythm of the Dance" is a production that uses modern art forms of dance, music and costumed performers.The show features music and dance that goes back thousands of years, but reportedly brings it up to date as any modern-day stage show.

From the press release:

This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent. The show is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. This richly costumed show marries the contemporary and the ancient.Rhythm of the Dance has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment, internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world. This group aspires to a purity of content preserving the traditions of Irish step dancing and yet presenting it in the most modern format that has made it a leader in its field. The show features a live band, three tenors & some 22 dancers. Be sure to experience Rhythm of the Dance. You'll be very glad you did! 4.5 million fans can't be wrong!! Since its debut performance in 1999 on a stage in Norway, Rhythm Of The Dance has played to over 4.5 million fans in 33 countries worldwide and, along with River Dance, with which it is compared, has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment.

Tickets are now on sale at the Dixie State College box office (435-752-7800) for $20.

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