Podcast with “Heartbeat of Home’s” BOBBY HODGES

Podcast with HEARTBEAT OF HOME Lead Dancer, BOBBY HODGES from SHOWBIZ CHICAGO on Vimeo.

k7eIjrA4Bobby Hodges (lead and featured Irish dancer) from HEARTBEAT OF HOME, discusses this new production and his career in dance. Created by the Producers and Director of Riverdance, HEARTBEAT OF HOME is a music and dance spectacular featuring the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban music and dance. The world-class cast of forty includes a ten-piece band creating a new and electrifying sound written by award-winning, Golden-Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne. 

The show employs high-definition, cutting-edge projection technology and has an engaging narrative structure. Produced by Moya Doherty, devised and directed by John McColgan with narrative and lyrics by award-winning Irish writer Joseph O’Connor. Joseph comments: ‘when we marry the sexiness of salsa to the thunder of Irish dance, the lyricism of tango to the yearning of Sean-nos, what a night of storytelling we shall have’.   The cast includes world-class Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban dancers and with choreography by David Bolger, the production will create a dream-world of joyous, heart-stopping, high-energy music and dance.  Visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com or www.Heartbeatofhome.com

hqdefaultBOBBY HODGESFeatured Irish Dancer

Bobby was six years old when he started dancing in his hometown Bristol. After an illustrious career as a competitive Irish dancer, winning ten World titles with his school, he made the decision to become a professional dancer after being asked to join the cast of Lord of the Dance. After six weeks in the show, Bobby was cast as the principal dancer performing worldwide for over three years across five continents. In 2012 Bobby joined Prodijig, the winners of Sky One’s Got To Dance and went on to help create their debut show Footstorm. He is thrilled to be cast as one of the male leads in Heartbeat of Home.

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce HEARTBEAT OF HOME, from the producers of Riverdance, will make its U.S. premiere in Chicago and will play the Oriental Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement March 4 – 16, 2014.

Created by the Producers and Director of Riverdance, HEARTBEAT OF HOME is a music and dance spectacular featuring the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban music and dance.  The world-class cast of forty includes a ten-piece band creating a new and electrifying sound written by award-winning, Golden-Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne.

1231143_570421243016589_1243322867_n-742x700The show employs high-definition, cutting-edge projection technology and has an engaging narrative structure.  Produced by Moya Doherty, devised and directed by John McColgan with narrative and lyrics by award-winning Irish writer Joseph O’Connor Joseph comments: ‘when we marry the sexiness of salsa to the thunder of Irish dance, the lyricism of tango to the yearning of Sean-nós, what a night of storytelling we shall have’.

The cast includes world-class Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban dancers and with choreography by David Bolger, the production will create a dream-world of joyous, heart-stopping, high-energy music and dance.

Ten of the dancers were cast via an unprecedented online talent search – they come from the US, Canada, Australia and the UK.  These dancers are the new generation bringing with them the versatility of other dance forms including tap, ballet, hip hop and street combined with their outstanding Irish dance skills.  The online talent website received in excess of 2.2 million hits!

The World Premiere of HEARTBEAT OF HOME will take place at The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin on October 2, 2013 and will run for 21 performances only prior to embarking on a World Tour.  It will have its U.S. premiere in Chicago.

In October 2012 a 40-minute workshop of HEARTBEAT OF HOME was held at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin.  International promoters travelled from China, Australia, USA, Canada, Germany and the UK to attend.  They were unanimous in their positive reaction to the presentation.

‘Heartbeat of Home takes up where Riverdance leaves off in the evolution of contemporary dance. This exhilarating blend of musical cultures makes the heart dance with joy.’

Clint Mitchell – William Morris Endeavor – Los Angeles

‘It will be a hit with people all over the world.’

Jurek Zhang – Promoter, BEC Performing Arts, Beijing, China

“The 40 minute taster I witnessed put paid to the notion that lightning never strikes twice!”

Brian Sewell – Executive Producer, Mirvish Productions – Toronto, Canada

TICKET INFORMATION
Individual tickets will go on-sale at a later date and the ticket price range is $30-$85. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances.  Groups of 10 or more are available by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710.  Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Kiosk at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

For more information, please visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.  For more information on HEARTBEAT OF HOME,

visit www.heartbeatofhome.comfacebook.com/heartbeatofhome,twitter.com/heartbeatofhome and youtube.com/heartbeatofhome.