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Called “the sort of spectacle and experience that comes along once in a lifetime” the international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance–The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Performances are scheduled for March 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are available at LiedCenter.org, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the box office. Tickets are available to students at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard.

Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is celebrating an extraordinary milestone for an incredible show, as it makes stops in over 60 North American cities during the 2015/2016 season. The Edinburgh Evening News raves about Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, “As for the flaws? Well, there simply aren’t any. Here’s to another 20 years!”

Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, celebrated a sold out, critically acclaimed run across Europe and Asia and arrived in North America in fall 2015. To mark the eagerly awaited return of the show to North America, ending a four-year absence, Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour features new costumes, new lighting, new projections and the addition of a brand new number, “Anna Livia,” featuring the female members of the Irish dance troupe in an acapella hard-shoe number.

For the complete Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour North American tour schedule please visit www.riverdance.com.

“The success of Riverdance across the whole world has gone beyond our wildest dreams,” said producer Moya Doherty. “The fact that the show continues to draw and excite audiences is a tribute to every dancer, singer, musician, staff and 11 crew member who have dedicated themselves to the show. This 20th Anniversary Tour is a thank you to our audiences and a celebration of what has been an incredible journey across two decades.”

Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. 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. Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour has set design by Robert Ballagh, lighting design by John Comiskey, costume design by Joan Bergin and sound design by Michael O’Gorman.

With engagements including the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, California and NJPAC in Newark, New Jersey, Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour will play a coast to coast marathon stopping in more than 60 cities.

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London the reaction was unprecedented. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where eight sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of 16 years of non-stop touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America. Since its inception Riverdance has packed theaters throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and South America.