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March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$38.50 – $52.50
Velocity - Full Cast

Velocity is the next generation in Irish tap. Honoring past traditions but blasting them feet first into the 21st century, Velocity breaks away from the idea of what an Irish dance show is to one that is expressive, free, fast-paced and edgy, driven by passion and pride!

James Devine from Ardnacrusha, Co. Clare in Ireland, is the World Record holder for the fastest feet in the world with an astonishing 38 taps in one second. Also, a three time World Champion Irish dancer, former lead in Lord of the Dance, choreographer and teachers, Devine is renowned for his incredible fast feet.  

David Geaney has five World Championship titles to his name and several TV appearances including the finals of Britain’s Got Talent! Certainly, he is quick on his feet but the day Geaney was too slow to catch a bus home after filming for a BBC documentary, Devine offered to bring him home. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise and was the beginning of an artistic partnership that inspired both men to take Irish dance in a new and exciting direction, sparking the idea for their new show Velocity. 

After releasing a video celebrating Irish passion in 2016, the men were shocked with the response. Consequently, the video went viral and was shared on national news outlets and international sites. As a result, it encouraged them to make other videos which in turn went viral again and so sparked the idea to create a full scale show. In 2017, they decided to partake in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a huge platform for new shows. Despite several setbacks including an injury to James Devine, the show went on and received several fantastic reviews, even being dubbed ‘dance hour of the fringe’.

“The stellar cast, fantastic musicality, dancing virtuosity and engaging storyline makes Velocity a winner and is a “must-see” for all dance fans!”  – Trish Crowley- Irish Dancing Magazine

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March 4
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$38.50 – $52.50
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Clayton Center for the Arts


Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre
502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804 United States
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