Rhythm of the Dance plus films for Alban Arena

A TWO-hour Irish dance extravaganza marking the launch of a special 10th anniversary tour by the National Dance Company of Ireland comes to the Alban Arena next Sunday, October 16.

Rhythm of the Dance tells a thousand year old story conveyed by 22 dancers, a live band and three Irish tenors. It marries traditional dance and music with state-of-the-art technology.

It has been rated internationally as one of the most popular and busiest Irish step dance shows in the world and its ever-growing popularity gives Michael Flatley’s Riverdance a run for its money.

In the last decade Rhythm of the Dance has played to more than 4.5 million people in 44 countries worldwide and appeared live on Chinese TV for the millennium.

The show begins at 7.30pm and tickets are �21 and �19, available from the Arena box office on 01727 844488 or go to www.alban-arena.co.uk

n The Arena is being given over to a film week from next Tuesday with a mixture of movies on offer both during the evenings and in daytime.

It opens at 7.30pm next Tuesday, October 11, with Super 8 which finds a group of friends in the summer of 1979 noticing strange happenings in their small town after a mysterious train crash.

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The following day, Wednesday, October 12, is an opportunity to see The Conspirator, the story of a woman who would do anything to protect her family and a man who risks everything to save her.

Directed by Robert Redford, it is being shown at 1.30pm and 7.30pm.

The Devil’s Double, a chilling version of the House of Saddam Hussein as seen through the eyes of the man forced to become the double of the dictator’s sadistic son, is being shown next Thursday night, October 13, while Friday evening, October 14, is given over to slick action film Point Blank which stars Gilles Lellouche as a man racing against time through the streets and subways of Paris to save his pregnant kidnapped wife.

And at 11am next Saturday, children can enjoy Cars which finds star race car Lightning McQueen and his pal Mater heading overseas to compete in the World Grand Prix race.

All evening showings start at 7.30pm and tickets are �6 with concessions �4. Matinee tickets are �4.