Announcing PRODIJIG – The Revolution
Cork Opera House proudly presents
ProdiJIG: The Revolution
Cork Opera House are delighted to announce the launch of our biggest and most ambitious Summer show yet with the production of a breath-taking new Irish Dance show ProdiJIG: The Revolution, coming Summer 2016.
Working with revolutionary young Cork born choreographer and World Champion Irish dancer Alan Kenefick, and his award winning troupe of dancers, Cork Opera House is proud to be bringing to the stage this ground breaking new Irish dance show, showcasing the tradition of Irish dance as we’ve never seen it before.
Spearheaded by the electric choreography of Alan Kenefick, ProdiJIG: The Revolution ushers in a new age of Irish dance for the 21st century. The show will fuse electronic dance music with traditional music as Cork Opera House brings together pioneering figures in the electronic dance and Traditional Irish music scenes.
At the coalface of innovation in Irish Dance since winning Sky’s Got To Dance (2012), ProdiJIG features 22 of the world’s best Irish Dancers telling the story of the journey of Irish dance, an evolution of the dance form for generations old and new.
Speaking at the launch of ProdiJIG: The Revolution, Cork Opera House CEO Eibhlin Gleeson acknowledges the role that Cork Opera House plays in support of the development of exciting new work, both nationally and internationally:
‘Cork Opera House prides itself on bringing new and innovative events to our stage. As we look forward to a very important year culturally in this country, it’s very apt that we are welcoming a Cork born, internationally renowned choreographer and dancer, who is coming home to the Cork Opera House stage in what is going to be one of the most exciting and exhilarating shows that we have ever produced.’
About Alan Kenefick
Alan is a World Champion Irish Dancer, who has performed in front of over 80,000 alongside Michael Flatley and The Chieftains and has performed as lead dancer in touring productions worldwide including Magic of the Dance, Ragús and Riverdance. He has always had a passion for choreography and was commissioned by Bill Whelan to choreograph a piece in celebration of the Grammy award winners music.