Lord of the Dance has a long history with Taiwan. Casual fans of the show know about the legendary Feet of Flames in Hyde Park, 1998, as well as the subsequent Feet of Flames World Tour in 2000-01 -- but some people are still surprised to find out that Feet of Flames has been performed multiple times over the decades in Taiwan.
Feet of Flames is the gargantuan take-no-prisoners version of #LordOfTheDance. Ninety dancers onstage. A truly massive set. Everything turned up to the proverbial eleven on the dial. The show is a statement delivered with a sledgehammer: no one in the genre of commercial #IrishDancing -- no one -- does it bigger or louder than Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance.
Bringing such a massive show to life is a huge logistical challenge, especially now. And that's exactly why it has to be done. Because the greater the challenge, the greater the achievement. Attached to this journal entry is a video from the 2012 Feet of Flames rehearsals in Taiwan, featuring several familiar faces such as Flynn O'Kane Academy of Dance's OG Saoirse Bernadette Flynn and OG Lord of the Dance Damien O'Kane, whom you saw recently in Dance For Hope IV performing the legendary #FeetOfFlames solo along with current lords James Keegan, Matt Smith, and Cathal Keaney.
(Which makes you wonder: did we film Dance For Hope IV to showcase our current lords performing the Feet of Flames solo because we knew this Taiwan event was coming? Foreshadowing is fun...)
2020 has been a difficult year for everyone around the world, but Team Lord is going to finish it on an uplifting note with a (literal) bang.
Feet of Flames. Taiwan. December 2020. Here we come.