Michael Flatley prepares for new show

Published Tuesday, 03 June 2014
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Michael Flatley's successful Irish dancing shows have reached millions across the globe, and now the dancer is preparing to return to the stage in his new venture Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games.

Michael Flatley prepares for new show
Michael Flatley chats to This Morning. (© Rex Features)

Since performing at the interval of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, Flatley's career has skyrocketed and shows no sign of stopping any time soon.

After being honoured on UTV this week with a special programme which looked back over his twenty year career, the Chicago born star is ready to hit the road once again.

"Most of the dancers in my show probably aren't even twenty years old. Time flies," he told This Morning's Phillip and Holly.

"We have been blessed, we have sold out all over the world from Tokyo to Texas, from Mexico to Moscow.

"The new Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games show is a re-imagining of the original classic show and we have fabulous new music...newest, new costumes, new visuals, new lights and all new choreography, which is mad exciting for me."

And with 200 dates across 15 countries over 18 months, it will be a tiring challenge for Flatley to undertake.

"It's a ferocious schedule and it's no secret that it takes me a lot more runway to get up to speed now.

"And the dancers, even as young and as healthy and as fit as they are, it's really, really strenuous.

"We have a lot of turnover with the troupe because of that. Very few dancers would make it to 30."

"Because you have killed them?" quipped Phillip

"Well, there are those that might argue I've tried," replied Flatley.

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games will perform at Belfast's Odyssey Arena on Sunday 29 March 2015.

© UTV News
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