THE cast of Ireland-inspired Rhythm Of The Dance, which is coming to Newark Palace Theatre.
THE cast of Ireland-inspired Rhythm Of The Dance, which is coming to Newark Palace Theatre.

A taste of Irish culture comes to the Palace Theatre, Newark, a week on Sunday (July 2) with the return of Rhythm Of The Dance.

The two-hour dance and music extravaganza reflects the journey of Irish Celts throughout history.

Using modern art forms of dance and music and up-to-date stage technology, the richly-costumed show combines contemporary with the ancient.

The show starts in Newgrange, one of Ireland’s natural wonders, before taking the audience on a journey through Dublin and across the sea to the US.

Rhythm Of The Dance has been internationally rated as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows.

Under the direction of musical director Chris Anglin and choreographer Dane McKiernan, the show features a live band, three Irish tenors and 22 dancers.

The tenors perform Irish ballads such as Danny Boy, Molly Malone, Trotting To The Fair and Carrickfergus.

Lead dancer is Arlene McVeigh, who has been part of the show since 2011.

Rhythm Of The Dance was launched in 1998, initially for a three-week tour of the US.

However, it proved so successful it continued and has now played to more than 7m fans across 36 countries and four continents.