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'Riverdance meets the Nutcracker' show heads to Cheyenne

'Riverdance meets the Nutcracker' show heads to Cheyenne

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Riverdance meets the Nutcracker’

Irish Dance Theatre’s fourth annual holiday production, “The Celtic Gift: A Holiday Fairytale” has been described as “Riverdance meets the Nutcracker” with premier Irish dancers from around the world. The show is co-directed by Martin Percival, a former dancer with Riverdance and principal dancer with Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance along with Ciara Sexton, a five-time World & All-Ireland champion who’s performed as lead dancer in Riverdance and Lord of the Dance.

“This performance is a showcase of dazzling Irish Dance and beautiful holiday favorites with a Celtic twist!” Irish Dance Theatre co-founder Percival said in a press release. “Irish Dance is an art form steeped in tradition that deserves to be preserved and continued. While many are familiar with Riverdance or Lord of the Dance, with this show our mission is to continue to expand the art form and introduce it to new audiences of all ages.

Where: Cheyenne Civic Center Box, 510 W. 20th Street, Cheyenne

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7

Tickets & info: $20-$40 at cheyenneevents.org, 307-637-6363 or the Cheyenne Civic Center Box Office. Tickets are 10 percent off for seniors, students, children, military and VIP with promo code IDTVIP.

Follow arts & culture reporter Elysia Conner on twitter @erconner

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