Riverdance is a theatrical show consisting mainly of Irish music and dance. It featured Irish dancing champions Jean Butler and Michael Flatley and became a huge success with visits at over 450 venues worldwide and being seen by over 25 million people.
Despite the show’s growing success, things were heating up between the producers and dancer Michael Flatley as Flatley choreographed many of the Riverdance pieces and his salary was becoming a heated topic.
To summarize, Riverdance and Flatley parted ways as they hired nine-time World Irish Dancing Champion Colin Dunne to replace him.
The performance in the video below is known as “The Final Performance” of Riverdance featuring Flatley (whom many consider was the original star of Riverdance).