In 1998, Michael Flatley beat his own Guinness World Record when he tapped 35 taps per second.
Now he's on his way back to Houston for a one-night performance in what he says is his last tour with Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. “My body has taken a severe beating over the last 20 years.” He says he feels like he’s dancing at a high level now, but “I don’t think I’d be at that level in another two years.”
So the world-famous dancer/choreographer who revitalized and built on Irish dancing by incorporating some upper-body movement into his routines says he’ll be dancing in two, but not all of the numbers.
“My whole dream was to make dance a center act. It wouldn’t be just people in the background,” Flatley says. He’s already started working on a book which entails him going back through 20 years of notes and photos – many of the pictures never made public before, he says.
The show includes new numbers, costumes and special effects. But as Flatley makes clear: “The meat of the show is those big dance numbers. That hasn't changed.”
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One performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6 at Revention Center, 520 Texas. For information, visit revention.center. $82-$405.