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The Celtic Tiger Starring Michael Flatley
The Celtic Tiger Starring Michael Flatley
Actors: Rosa Maria Sardŕ, Adriana Giménez, Elena Guerrero, Gemma Lozano, Amanda Maestre
Genres: Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2005     1hr 47min

Michael Flatley, the internationally acclaimed master of dance returns to the stage to spearhead his powerful new dance spectacular, Celtic Tiger. With incredibly powerful music, unbelievable costumes and breathtaking spec...  more »

     
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Actors: Rosa Maria Sardŕ, Adriana Giménez, Elena Guerrero, Gemma Lozano, Amanda Maestre
Genres: Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Educational, Musicals
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/13/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 47min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

WONDERFUL!
Movie and Music lover! | HOLLYWOOD, California | 10/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this show live at the Anaheim Pond, and it was spectacular! I had already seen Riverdance at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, and I saw Feet Of Flames in Las Vegas. I think this show was as good as the other two. The primary difference was Michael Flatley did less dancing in this show (when he did dance he was superb). It surprised me when Michael picked up a flute and played a beautiful solo. He did a very good job I might add.

This show was not the same as the previously mentioned shows in that this show did not focus primarily on the Irish dancing. There were other styles of dancing (modern, tap, and ballet) in Celtic Tiger that weaved a story about the history of Ireland and the Irish people who came to America. I will agree with the other reviewer that there were some patriotic moments (regarding Ireland and America) that were really good. The finale spotlighted the song "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy," that was written by George M. Cohan, who was a famous Irish American. What a wonderful way to end a wonderful show.

I cannot wait to get my DVD. I loved the show and I am sure that I will love the DVD. I was surprised that they were not selling the DVD at the show.

But no worries... as usual Amazon has the goods!"
Different but not necessarily better... just different
John Morgan | Ridgewood, NJ | 11/23/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"First, I own the Flatley DVDs and have enjoyed all of them. Even more with repeated viewings. (Why isn't Riverdance with Michael on DVD yet?)
Second, I have seen several live Irish dancing productions and partook in some and played for some and and ______ and...(Commitments reference there - fill in the blank)
Third, I really looked forward to the show at the Garden in NYC.
The music is not there. Riverdance holds your attention with the music. Hardiman's "Lord of the Dance" (LOTD) music is just as good, if not better, at holding your attention. "Celtic Tiger" (CT) had one, maybe two, numbers that pulled at my ear.
The dancing does include several different styles and is used for good effect. However, mulling over the show as I was leaving the Garden, I thought that "LOTD" would have made more sense as a place for various styles where "CT" being an Irish story should have featured a little more Irish dancing.
And it might be me but the final dance line with the machine-gun line stomp is getting old. It appeared in Riverdance. It was featured more in "LOTD" and "Feet of Flames". It really feels like a "been there-done that" moment.
Then there is the stripper scene. Very hard to watch with my mother-in-law sitting next to me. Even my children were left wondering what that was all about.
You may enjoy this and there are moments of brilliance such as when "Captain" Flatley walks onstage but it left me feeling like this was a Work In Progress that needed about another 3 or 4 weeks to work out the rough spots."
Major Disappointment
LkngNatural | Midwest USA | 01/21/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Finally purchased my copy of Celtic Tiger and looking forward to watching it as I have his other shows. I kept waiting for the magic to start like it did from the very beginning of River dance or the entrance of the hooded dancers at the start of LOTD, but it never appeared. It's not a DVD I'll watch over and over (if ever again) and if I had seen it before buying it, I would not have purchased it at all.

There is less focus on dancing (which is what I want to see when I see a Michael Flatley production - silly me, I guess) and what the heck was the striptease about??? In an audience with lots of children??? Not impressed at all. The solo talent didn't seem up to par with what he has brought us in the past. And like someone else mentioned all the different camera shots made it impossible to really focus on anything. There was no real focus on the dance troup itself. I'd be hard pressed to pick out one of the troup after watching the DVD, unlike the others when there was a face to go with those feet. Or perhaps that was the whole idea behind Mr. Flatley's decisions on this production.

I doubt that I'll buy a fifth production if Michael Flatley doesn't go back to his roots and focus once more on the great Irish dancing and music out there. It seems he hit his peak with LOTD, which is a shame.

Definitely wouldn't recommend it to someone who enjoys the dancing and music of LOTD and looking for a repeat."
5 Stars Are Not Enough!!!!!!!!!
Matt | California, USA | 11/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We just had the privledge of seeing the performance of Celtic Tiger starring Michael Flatley in Phoenix, AZ. It was absolutely terrific--the best show anyone could ever hope to see! Michael's dancing was superb, as usual, and his troupe was magnificent. Music, choreography, solos, cinematics, and special effects were top of the line--absolutely brilliant. Sell your horse, your teeth, your hair--whatever you have to do to attend this show! You won't be sorry!"