Lord of the Dance (1996) DVD5
DVD5 | 3,98 Gb | 93 min | Video: NTSC, MPEG-2, 720 x 480 at 8100 kbps | Audio: AC-3 at 192 Kbps, 2 channels, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Celtic , New Age , Ballet & Dance | Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Billed as an updating and retelling of Irish folk legend, Lord of the Dance is less Erin Go Bragh than Hooray for Hollywood. Michael Flatley, late of Riverdance, gives us the old razzle-dazzle, fashioning a Celtic-influenced spectacular that wanders far away from its Riverdance roots. The light-show presentation is closer kin to another contemporary Irish musical group, U2. Flatley himself has gone designer chic. With close-cropped haircut, earring, buffed abs, and tight black pants he bears more than a passing resemblance to Bono. But you have to hand it to the guy--he works hard for the money, as does his attractive corps. The one maddening aspect of this glitzy, entertaining 90-minute festival is the overzealous editing. No image remains on screen for more than a few seconds. Neither Flatley nor his talented troupe deserves to have such craftsmanship sliced and diced like an MTV music video. --Richard Natale
Dancer, musician and actor ... They say that because he made a national culture of Ireland's fourth export commodity, in addition to whiskey, butter, and flattery. Having a hard way from an unknown newcomer and to a recognized star, it was he who brought the Irish folk dances from almost complete oblivion to world fame. Along the way, Michael Flatley has gained millions of fans around the globe.
The fact that Michael is on stage - is not just dancing and music. It is a dizzying blend of tradition and modernity. It has everything: the virtuoso dancers, enchanting music, beautiful scenery and spectacular effects. From the very first performance on stage in Dublin, which was held on July 2, 1996, show Lord of the Dance deservedly earned countless accolades.
Seemed to follow the sign from the dancer, the audience moved into the world of fantasy. Dance destroys all the frames, violates the canons and laws, guided by the principles of just one passion, expressiveness of emotions. Celtic myths and melodies relate this pulsating action together. Medieval mystery in conjunction with the pyrotechnics of the space age - that's what the show Lord of the Dance.