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Experience Riverdance as never before as they go on a world tour from China to North America and back to their hometown in Dublin. Hear from the dancers, choreographers and dance captains, the musicians and producers. Join the Riverdance team with exclusive behind-the-scenes access as well as the unique and the unexpected from the cast’s dancer diaries. This is Riverdance the podcast.

Experience Riverdance as never before as they go on a world tour from China to North America and back to their hometown in Dublin. Hear from the dancers, choreographers and dance captains, the musicians and producers. Join the Riverdance team with exclusive behind-the-scenes access as well as the unique and the unexpected from the cast’s dancer diaries. This is Riverdance the podcast.
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Experience Riverdance as never before as they go on a world tour from China to North America and back to their hometown in Dublin. Hear from the dancers, choreographers and dance captains, the musicians and producers. Join the Riverdance team with exclusive behind-the-scenes access as well as the unique and the unexpected from the cast’s dancer diaries. This is Riverdance the podcast.

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English


Episodes

How Chloey Turner overcame fear and nerves to pursue her Riverdance dream, plus catching up with the next generation of Riverdancers

8/14/2018
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We’re back home in Dublin for our tenth – and final – episode of this series where we visit the Riverdance summer school and catch up with the next generation of Riverdancers. Plus, principal dancer, Chloey Turner, talks to Darren Casey about her emotional career, the defining influence of her father, and opens up about how nerves and anxiety very nearly held her back. "I was a very nervous and anxious kid and couldn’t compete because of those nerves," she explains. "But even with anxiety,...

Duration:00:19:59

'Being on the road was my time to cry, to share and be open with myself' lead dancer Jason O'Neill on his Riverdance journey

8/9/2018
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When Jason O'Neill put his college education first, he was worried that he had missed his chance with Riverdance and he admits that he suffered depression and anxiety as a result, 'thinking I was missing out on these incredible tours'. But the day he got his graduation certificate he also got offered the lead on the show. 'It was a surreal day and I’ve never looked back,' he tells Darren Casey on this week's episode of Riverdance: the podcast. 'I ran from my graduation to grab the bus to...

Duration:00:20:48

End of the road in North America and insights from our production stage manager

8/2/2018
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We've reached the end of the road for our 2018 tour in North America and join us backstage for tears and heartbreak as the show leaves America and Canada behind. Another milestone was also reached this year as production stage manager, Marc Anderson, celebrated 10 years and 1500 shows with Riverdance and he gave us some of the insights into how the show is put together. 'Ten years later, I never thought I would still be here working on the show, having the opportunities I've had,' he says....

Duration:00:18:44

What it takes to be a Riverdance dance captain

7/26/2018
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It takes a certain type of mentality and personality to be a Riverdance dance captain and on this week's episode, Louise O'Sullivan, John Lonergan and Ellen Bonner explain the preparation, mindset and approach needed to lead a Riverdance company on tour. Plus, as the show hits Kansas on St. Patrick's Day, Darren Casey takes you backstage for a spectacular finale. For more, go to www.riverdance.com

Duration:00:14:33

'It's time for a major re-invention' Producer Julian Erskine on a new Riverdance

7/19/2018
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"You can count on one hand the number of shows that have the longevity of Riverdance," explains Producer Julian Erskine who has worked on the show since its Eurovision days in 1994. "The music, the choreography, the energy of the dancers is incredible and it brings people together. It's accessible to everybody, people can forget everything for two hours and come out with a smile on their face." But, he admits, the crowds weren't there in as big as numbers in the last few years and he tells...

Duration:00:17:28

Lauren Smyth on the highs and lows of her Riverdance career

7/12/2018
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"If you have a goal or dream in sight, most of the time it's not going to be a straight road. You're going to have to take a longer, more difficult direction to get there." On this week's show, lead dancer, Lauren Smyth, tells Darren Casey how she was rejected for Riverdance but wouldn't take no for an answer and wouldn't give up her dream of dancing on the show. "What makes you different is also your strength….You have to persist and from a young age I always felt I was going to be on...

Duration:00:16:44

‘Never take it for granted, I miss the stage, I miss the crowd and the applause’

7/5/2018
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From the youngster who saw Riverdance on the Eurovision on a VHS tape in 1994 to aspiring dancer and lead star, Padraic Moyles has toured the world and stayed at the top of his profession for over a decade. But he has now stepped off-stage, retired from dancing to be Riverdance's Associate Director and on this week's episode, he discusses the drug of the performance and trying to cope with missing that in the years since. Find out what it takes to be so successful in Irish dancing for so...

Duration:00:19:42

Riverdance's newest star, Amy-Mae Dolan, on her rise to fame

6/28/2018
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She's been called the Jean Butler of her generation and Riverdance's lead dancer, Amy Mae Dolan talks about her meteoric journey on this week's episode of Riverdance: the podcast. From being accepted onto the Riverdance academy in the summer of 2016 to dancing on the show later that year to being lead dancer and travelling the world just a year later, Amy-Mae Dolan describes the nerves, the fears, the excitement and the thrill of it all. Hers is a story that every young Irish dancer can...

Duration:00:17:43

Riverdance lands in America and Ciara Sexton on re-discovering her love of dancing

6/22/2018
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On this week’s show, join Riverdance as they land in North America for its 23 US state and Canadian tour. Starting in Washington DC, Darren Casey takes us through a tiring four days of rehearsals and shows in America’s capital, whilst he also catches up with outspoken principal dancer, Ciara Sexton. Having retired from Irish dancing aged just 25, Ciara was convinced to join Riverdance and four years later, she looks back on her rejuvenated career and the highs and lows throughout her entire...

Duration:00:17:01

Riverdance in China and John McColgan on the future of the show

6/17/2018
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On the first episode of Riverdance: the podcast, join Darren Casey as he takes you on tour for the China leg of the Riverdance experience. You'll hear from the Riverdance cast and crew for another memorable cultural experience, while Darren takes you backstage for an exclusive all-access-pass. Plus, in an exclusive interview, director and co-founder, John McColgan, talks about the beginnings of Riverdance and how they are preparing for the future of Riverdance and its next twenty-five years....

Duration:00:27:03

Launching June 17th

6/12/2018
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Since it first began in 1995, Riverdance has performed 11,500 times, been seen by over 25 million people in 515 venues throughout 47 countries across 6 continents and played to a global television audience of 3 billion people. Now, experience Riverdance as never before as they go on a world tour from China to North America and back to their hometown in Dublin. Hear from the dancers, choreographers and dance captains, the musicians and producers and join the Riverdance team with...

Duration:00:01:26