Irish dance spectacular steps onto Fallsview stage in '09

    'Spirit of the Dance' scheduled for 14 performances in January

    NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - The international Irish dance
phenomenon 'Spirit of the Dance' will make a nine-day stop in Niagara Falls in
early 2009, performing 14 shows at Fallsview Casino Resort.
    The critically-acclaimed 'Spirit of the Dance' combines stunning
choreography, dazzling costumes and dynamic set and lighting designs with the
traditional music and dance of the Emerald Isle, while also exploring the
traditional Latin dances of tango, flamenco and salsa. First performed at
England's Bristol Hippodrome Theatre in 1996, the music and choreography of
the show are constantly evolving to reflect the innovations being made in
traditional cultural dance worldwide and to reflect changing international
    "This show has played to sold-out audiences in every European capital and
countless cities in the Middle East, Asia and the United States," said Greg
Medulun, Director of Communications for Fallsview Casino. "We were thrilled to
be able to bring 'Spirit of the Dance' to Niagara Falls for these shows."
    The complete January 2009 performance schedule for Fallsview Casino
Resort is as follows:

    Creedence Clearwater Revisited

    Friday, January 2
    Saturday, January 3
    Showtime: 9pm (Doors open at 8pm)
    Tickets start at $25
    Rock & roll legends Creedence Clearwater Revisited perform their iconic
hits, including "Bad Moon Rising," "Fortunate Son," "Proud Mary," "Have You
Ever Seen The Rain," "Hey Tonight" and "Susie-Q."

    Giorgio Panariello and Pupo

    Saturday, January 10
    Showtime 9pm, doors open at 8pm
    Sunday, January 11
    Showtime 7pm, doors open at 6pm
    Tickets start at $70
    International comedian Giorgio Panariello and singer Pupo take the stage
for a night of comedy and music. Pupo will perform hits like "Ti scrivero,"
"Su di noi," "Ciao," "Gelato Al Cioccolato" and "Firenze Santa Maria Novella."

    Spirit of the Dance
    Friday, January 16, and Saturday, January 17 - Showtime: 9pm
    Sunday, January 18 - Showtimes: 3pm and 7pm
    Monday, January 19 - Showtimes: 3pm and 8:30pm
    Tuesday, January 20, and Wednesday, January 21 - Showtime: 8:30pm
    Thursday, January 22 - Showtimes: 3pm and 8:30pm
    Friday, January 23, and Saturday, January 24 - Showtime: 3pm and 9pm
    Tickets start at $20
    Created in Ireland and bursting with raw energy, "Spirit of the Dance" is
a well-known international production featuring a spectacular blend of
cultures that has thrilled audiences all over the world.

    Tickets to the January 2009 shows at Fallsview Casino Resort will be
available beginning at noon on Friday, October 10, at all Ticketmaster
outlets, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-877-833-3110 or by visiting

    Built on a cliff overlooking the world-famous Horseshoe Falls, Fallsview
Casino Resort is one of the largest and most elegant gaming resort facilities
in Canada and the crown jewel in Niagara's stunning array of wonders. In
addition to the intimate, 1,500-seat Avalon Theatre, Fallsview features a
casino with over 3,000 slot machines and 142 gaming tables, a 374-room luxury
hotel, a full-service spa and fitness centre, dozens of dining and shopping
options and over 30,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.

For further information:

For further information: Greg Medulun, Director of Communications,
Direct: (905) 371-7630, Toll-Free: 1-888-FALLSVU, ext. 17630, E-Mail:

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