Thursday 19 July 2018

WATCH: Lovely moment Riverdance troupe piles into dementia day care centre to give rapturous performance

Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

The phenomenon that is Riverdance arrived at a dementia day care centre yesterday in Dublin to give a free thunderclap performance yesterday for service users.

Riverdance’s lead soloist Edel Murphy gave her stunning performance, followed by the iconic dance.

The Riverdance troupe said National Tea Day is close to their hearts, because its ex-Director of Operations Ronan Smith has early onset dementia.

Julian Erskine, Executive Producer for Riverdance said: “We hope that singing and dancing together will help raise awareness and much-needed funds to support those living with dementia.”

“We all have been touched by or know people with dementia, including our ex-Director of Operations Ronan Smith, and so this is a cause close to our hearts.”

“Starting with our performance today at the ASI’s Orchard Day Care Centre in Blackrock for National Tea Day 2018, we look forward to helping increase understanding and empathy for everyone affected by dementia.”

The dance took place at the Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland Orchard Day Care Centre in Blackrock, Co Dublin yesterday to celebrate National Tea Day 2018, an annual fundraiser for the charity.

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