Michael Flatley is hanging up his dancing shoes making 2015 his final appearance in Lord of the Dance

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After getting advice from David Beckham about when to retire, Michael Flatley is to step down from the stage, with 2015 being the year of his final appearance in the Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games

 

The legendary dancer is soon to retire from the stage 

The Irish dancer will appear in Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games for two weeks this March when the sell-out show returns to the London at the Dominion Theatre. Flatley will also make occasional guest performances as the show travels to 15 different countries during the next 18 months.

Talking to The Standard, the internationally-renowned dancer and choreographer, said he has not yet decided when he will leave the stage for good.

“It’s a big decision. I love to perform and I love to be on stage but my body has just had enough,” said Michael Flatley.

New adventures on the horizon for Lord of the Dance

For the Lord of the Dance new adventures are ahead. Following a sell-out run in the West End in 2014, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is showing at the Dominion Theatre from March 13, 2015.

Directed by Michael Flatley, the performance features incredible choreography alongside new staging and new costumes. The show will see 40 of the most talented young musicians and dancers around the world take to the stage.

Headed by James Keegan

Being headed by dancer James Keegan, who will be the youngest lead dancer in the Lord of the Dance, Flatley said he is launching “some wonderful new talent” in the show this year.

Michael Flatley, now 56, started dancing lessons at the age of 12. The talented young dancer got his big break when he was invited on stage by the well-known Irish band The Chieftains. He was met with such applause, the Michael was invited to tour with the band.

The dancer’s fame soon spread and he began to make solo appearances. His choreography also became a huge success, inspiring Michael to create Riverdance, the show which propelled him to worldwide fame.

Michael Flatley appears in tonight’s Graham Norton Show

Asides his farewell tour in London and at various guest performances this year, you can see Michael on The Graham Norton Show tonight at 22.35 on BBC1.

Michael will be joining fellow guests, Julianne Moore, Bill Bailey and Cuba Gooding Jr., to chat with Graham about his painful decision to finally give up his dancing shoes.

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