Internationally renowned Irish dancer Michael Flatley has today announced that he will be spending the next few months visiting train stations and RSL car parks in Sydney’s outskirts as he looks to add an ‘urban flavour’ to his next Riverdance production.

It is believed that the Irish-American superstar became fascinated with the Western Sydney lad culture after a lengthy Youtube binge late last year.

“There’s two things I learnt studying the gutter rap archives of Youtube” he said.

“Number one, their ‘gabbering’ style of dancing is not too far from Irish dancing”

“And two, Kerser is the sickest”

Flatley says he is so impressed by the culture of Sydney’s nautica-wearing youth that he has commissioned an ‘eshay-themed’ Riverdance production, due to hit stages in RSLs across the country mid-2019.

“I am looking at building an entire cast of young men and women from the outer-suburbs of the Australians cities”

Riverdance is a theatrical show consisting mainly of traditional Irish music and dance, originating as an interval performance act during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest with Michael Flatley  – the original show opened in Dublin on 9 February 1995. Since then, the show has visited over 450 venues worldwide and been seen by over 25 million people, making it one of the most successful dance productions in the world.

“I think this will be the best one” he says.

“Some of these young lads and lasses have got some real talent. They can really dance”

“Especially when we get on the ingerspay” he laughs.

Flatley has also stated that he would like the entire production to be rewritten in Pig Latin.



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