Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games A Celtic Dream For Windsor

Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games mesmerized their audience at Caesars Windsor, with a larger than life show filled with fast paced Irish dancing at its core fused with remarkable production elements, for a heart pounding performance that felt like a “Celtic Dream” this past Thursday night.

James Keegan, Lord Of The Dance

James Keegan, centre, cast in the lead of Lord of The Dance: Dangerous Games, performing at Caesars Windsor, on Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

This unparalleled production fuses the traditional with the contemporary for an unforgettable live entertainment experience. All aspects combined, from the magnificent music, colourful costumes, special effects, and cool choreography, to world class acrobatics, a classic storyline, and stunning visuals on a giant Radiant flat screen that spanned the width of the stage, thrilled the audience.

Lord Of The Dance (James Keegan), left, and Erin The Goddess (Rachel O’Connor)

Lord Of The Dance (James Keegan), left, and Erin The Goddess (Rachel O’Connor) performing during Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at Caesars Windsor on Nov. 8, 2018. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Lord Of The Dance, arising in 1996 from the brilliant mind of legendary Irish-American dancer Michael Flatley, is an international Irish dance production that has been seen by 60 million people in 60 different countries on every continent in the world. Flatley starred in the production until he retired from performing in 2016. The latest incarnation, Dangerous Games, is a masterpiece created, produced, directed and choreographed by Flatley.

Little Spirit (Jess Judge), Lord of The Dance: Dangerous Games

Acrobat Jess Judge, centre, performing the role of Little Spirit in Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games at Caesars Windsor on Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

The storyline of Dangerous Games embarks on an adventure of love, danger and desire in a classic tale of good versus evil. It emerges from the dreams of the Little Spirit. In her dream the Lord of the Dance represents all things good in the world, but he must fight against evil in the form of The Dark Lord and his army of Dark Disciples. Morrighan the Seductress comes between The Lord and his true love Saoirse, while Erin the Goddess puts into song the words that the dances convey.

Lord of The Dance: Dangerous Games, Celtic Dreams dance scene

Lord of The Dance: Dangerous Games, Celtic Dreams dance scene being performed at Caesars Windsor, on Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

The performers put on enthralling dance routines with moments where feet move almost as too fast to comprehend. The audience also enjoyed vocal ballads and world-class acrobatics. Combined with the musical backdrop, technology, and the giant flat screen filling the stage with images of unicorns, rainbows, butterflies and more, Dangerous Games is a bigger, brighter version of the original, that thrilled the audience at Caesars Windsor.

For more information about Lord Of The Dance visit https://www.lordofthedance.com

Erin-Kate Mcilravey cast as Saoirse in Lord of The Dance: Dangerous Games

Erin-Kate Mcilravey cast as Saoirse in Michael Flatley’s Lord of The Dance: Dangerous Games performing the Celtic Dreams dance at Caesars Windsor, on Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Lord of The Dance: Dangerous Games, Celtic Dreams

Lord of The Dance: Dangerous Games, Celtic Dreams dance scene being performed at Caesars Windsor, on Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Lord of The Dance: Dangerous Games

Lord of The Dance: Dangerous Games being performed at Caesars Windsor on Nov. 8, 2018. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

James Keegan, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games

James Keegan, centre, cast in the lead of Lord of The Dance: Dangerous Games, performing at Caesars Windsor, on Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Lord of The Dance: Dangerous Games, Celtic Dreams dance scene

Lord of The Dance: Dangerous Games, Celtic Dreams dance scene being performed at Caesars Windsor, on Thurs., Nov. 8, 2018. Photo by Dan Boshart / Eyes On Windsor.

Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games was part of Caesars Windsor’s 6th annual Concerts for a Cure, an innovative social awareness campaign that is raising funds for five local cancer-related charities.

Upcoming shows in The Concerts for a Cure campaign series include Comedy Sensation Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias (Nov. 23), Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys (Nov. 25), and alternative rockers Three Days Grace (Nov. 29).

In addition, Caesars Windsor will be holding several holiday shows including the annual local holiday tradition in the Sleighing Hunger Concert featuring The S’Aints (De. 21). Some of the latest exciting shows to be announced for 2019 include The Price is Right Live (Feb. 16 & 17) and Legendary Southern Rock icon Lynyrd Skynyrd (Mar 3).

For more information about upcoming shows at Caesars Windsor visit the Eyes On Windsor Events Calendar or https://www.caesars.com/caesars-windsor/shows


Photos by Dan Boshart

Dan Boshart is a talented photographer from Windsor, Ontario, who is looking forward to spending more time on concert photography when he retires from his full time job in the automotive industry. In addition to shooting bands, he has an interest in travel, architectural and street photography. Some of Dan’s photos can be viewed on Instagram and he can be followed on Twitter.