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             Réalisation Jean - Paul Perrier     Top hat                                 
On December 4, 1999, in London's Drury Lane Theatre, the mystery and passion of an ancient celtic legend was woven into our time. For the first time a theatre production was presented using Irish dance to weave it's tale into the viewer's tapestry.

The tale of Diarmuid and Grania, one of love, passion, drama and tragedy, had been likened to that of Romeo and Juliet, Lancelot and Guinevere. It is the tale of the eternal triangle, of one betrothed and wedded out of duty, suddenly swept away by passion, lost in the anguish of desire, then fleeing from the anger of those wronged, seeking justice.

Colin Dunne and Jean Butler, two international stars of Irish dance, collaborated to present an interlude that takes you into the heart of a tale of the heart. With their 35-strong troupe of talented dancers, the music and skill of Seamus Egan and Solas, they choreographed an ancient legend into modern theatre.




 Aprés six années consacrées à Riverdance



                                                          Jean Butler


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                                                                                                et Colin Dunne



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               montèrent un spectacle basé sur la légende celte des amours de Grania et de Darmuid , ce fut :









Sortie des brumes de la légende irlandaise

Vient une histoire éternelle                           

D'Amour gagné puis perdu                           


Finn Mc Cool le Seigneur celtique                

  De l'armée de Fianna                                        

  Et son lieutenant Darmuid                                

   Sont de vrais et confiants amis                         




C'est la légende de leur passion

Pour la belle Grania                    

 La fiancée de Finn                        


            C'est une histoire d'amour , de trahison

Et de coeurs brisés     





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This is from the original UK program and show.






From out of Ireland's mythic past the dance brings forth our story's main characters:  Diarmuid, Grania and Finn McCool.

At The Court of Finn McCool
We enter the court of Finn McCool, leader of The Fianna, the Irish military force, and meet Diarmuid who is revered as the finest of The Fianna.

Grania's Arrival
Grania arrives at Finn's Court to meet her intended husband for the first time.

The Gift Of The Bodyguards
To show his love for Grania,  Finn presents her with four of the elite Fianna force who are sworn to be her escort of personal bodyguards.

Diarmuid & The Fianna
In another part of Finn McCool's fortress home Diarmuid puts the elite Fianna force through their paces in a training session during which Diarmuid demonstrates the skills which make him matchless amongst his peers.

The Women of The Court
The women of Finn's Court take center stage in a dance celebrating the forthcoming ceremony.

The Meeting In A Late - Night Bar
Out on the town for an evening, Diarmuid's encounter with a musician leads him into a late-night bar where he joins a boisterous session of music and dance amidst which he is unexpectedly drawn into a passionate tryst with another man's bride-to-be.


At The Wedding of Finn & Grania
Finn & Grania are now husband and wife and the celebrations are well under way in the Great Hall at the Court but take an unexpected turn when Grania conspires with the women of the Court to ply Finn and the Fianna with adulterated wine.

The Awakening
It is the morning after the wedding and the Fianna struggle to shake off their drugged stupor as they prepare themselves to respond to an enraged Finn's cry for vengeance.

The Cry For War
The women of the Court dutifully assist the Fianna in their preparations before demonstrating the military side of their nature as they similarly prepare themselves for the hunt for the fugitive lovers.


The Pursuit
The chase after Diarmuid and Grania follows them deep into the forest where the pursued lovers have fled in the hope of finding sanctuary from the forces of Finn's rage. For a time it appears they have found a safe retreat.  But Grania has a nightmarish premonition of impending disaster which all too quickly becomes realty.

The Capture And A Death
At the height of the pursuit Diarmuid and Grania become separated and Diarmuid is cornered by the Fianna. With every possible escape route closed his pursuers close in on Diarmuid with fatal consequences.

Grania's Lament
The terrible and tragic events in the forest are now in the past and Grania is found alone in her grief, bereft of her one and only true love.

Their story told Diarmuid, Grania and Finn return to the mythic past from whence they came.


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Les Dames de la Cour


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Le mariage de Grania et de Finn


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Le hasard fait se rencontrer Grania et Darmuid



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Le spectacle complet de " Dancing on dangerous ground "



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Any show that graces the stage with more than a single light, some music played live, and other performers is the work of not only the leads, but in fact a whole team of dedicated people. "Dancing on Dangerous Ground" is no different. 

Dancers, musicians, lighting technicians, seamstresses, sound engineers, stage hands, carpenters caterers and physios are just some of the team that make this show a success. Each of these people have put their time, effort and committment onto the front line, and each of these people has played an important part in bringing this show to you.

Unfortunately it is oft forgotten that they too are critical to the presentation and success of a show. So here we will give credit to those who are the strength behind the scenes, the masters behind the music, the dedicated dancers, and the other omnipotents. Here are....

The Troupe

Acts US
Acts UK

Well here they will be as pictures are contributed! [g] Here is one that has been sent, and huge thanks to the contributor!
Colleen Farrell (left) and Colin in "bar scene" with Solas
Some of the troupe in rehearsal, from the London program.







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