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Dancing on Dangerous Ground
with Jean Butler and Colin Dunne

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After Jean Butler and Colin Dunne had left Riverdance and made a longer break, they created their very own Irish dance show, which had its premiere in London in December 1999 - Dancing on Dangerous Ground. The plot is based on an old celtic legend: "The Hunt for Diarmuid and Grania".
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Grania is the daughter of king Cormac MacAirt and she is supposed to marry Finn McCool, leader of The Fianna (the fearless army that is protecting Ireland). But Grania falls in love with Diarmuid, the bravest warrior of The Fianna. After the wedding Diarmuid and Grania have to flee from Grania's husband Finn... and who wants to know how the story ends will have to watch the video. 

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Many of the dancers already had some stage experience, since they came from Shows like Riverdance. Sorcha McCaul for example, who is dancing one of the lead roles (Deirdru), was formerly a member of the Riverdance troupe. For others it was the first time on stage and their great chance to take part in the huge success of Irish dance shows. Unfortunately that didnīt happen... After the first shows in London, DODG got some pretty bad reviews. After London the Troupe moved to New York City where they got much better reviews, but the planned tour in America never took place - the show probably ran out of money. Now the show doesn't exist anymore - even their website is offline - unfortunately...

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I wonder if critics saw the same show that I have got on DVD. In my opinion Dancing on Dangerous Ground is just brilliant! There is the great choreography and also the wonderful music of Seamus Egan. There are similarities to other shows of course, but there are also a lot of new elements in the show, which I had never seen before in any other dance show. DODG is really innovative and not just copying shows like LOTD or Riverdance.

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This is the point where I usually say "Go and see the show live!", but as I said, that is not possible anymore. There is good news though: a video and DVD are available in Europe (PAL and Region 2 coding!) In Germany one can buy the DVD and VHS version in the shops. Further down is a link to Amazon GERMANY  where one can order the video and the DVD online. The DVD has got some extra footage on it, like the Making of "Dare to Dance" and multiple camera angles.

PAL versions! Region 2 coding!


Dancing on Dangerous Ground - DVD

Dancing on Dangerous Ground - VHS

.PAL versions! Region 2 coding!

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