(2) Cara Butler performs Irish stepdancing
during the show.
Where one can celebrate the festive season with some of the world's greatest fiddlers and violinists in many genres, with stepdancing
like you have never seen.
Fully deserving of the nickname Crazy Legs, Gordie's style stepdancing
is a spectacle worth seeing, especially when he's playing the fiddle at the same time.
The range of hornpipes, both familiar and unfamiliar, that the Caves played for Sharp, and the ornamentation they employed in them, supports the suggestion I have made elsewhere that by this time tunes associated with social dancing ('Haste to the Wedding', 'The Triumph') constituted a static element in the fiddler's repertoire, associated with a static repertoire of dances that was in public ownership; while tunes associated with stepdancing
represented a dynamic element, a repertoire that fiddlers might themselves select and choose to perform (which is not to say that the step-dancers did not have their own favourites), and decide how to perform them.
In the process, the Irish stepdancing
phenomenon became the first international show to extensively tour China, being filmed in HD earlier this year in Beijing.
Orphaned (her parents, we learn, died in a tragic stepdancing
accident) and raised by a grandmother (Glynis Johns), she applies a usually misguided pluck to every situation at her cliquish Catholic high school, resorting to nervous armpit-sniffing whenever disaster results.
Why aren't charity groups hammering at their door demanding an hour every Saturday night to plug Save The Whale or the Fife branch of Stepdancing
There are a number of examples of this, first and foremost, perhaps, the extravaganza of Irish stepdancing
, Riverdance--the Show, that has recently been packing them in, first in Dublin, then in London, and recently at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
In 1858 there was no stepdancing
at Mechanics Hall.