Thursday 14 December 2017

WATCH: Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance performs at the Inaugural Ball

Michael Flatley introduces Lord of the Dance during Trump's inauguration
Michael Flatley introduces Lord of the Dance during Trump's inauguration
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Michael Flatley may have said he was "honoured" to be performing at US President Trump's inauguration, but fans and critics are still divided.

The Lord of the Dance star introduced the troupe, who flew over from Ireland specifically for the occasion, on Friday night to perform at the Liberty Ball in Washington D.C.

"To introduce the greatest team of dancers in the world - the cast of Lord of the Dance. They've come with me all the way from Ireland tonight to celebrate the election of America's new president Donald Trump," he said in a brief introduction.

"May God bless him and guide him, I hope you enjoy the show.

On Thursday, Riverdance distanced their production from the event.

Flatley's participation has been praised and criticised in equal measure - with those in disagreement with Trump's ethos expressing their upset with the dancer and others celebrating the quality of the performance.

Watch the full performance, here:

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