Heartbeat of Home - a dance and music spectacle ....dynamic ...remarkable .... spellbinding...a multicultural cadre of exuberant young performers who pull out all the stops in a variety of dance sequences that range from the explosive to the lyrical
When done right, when done with equal parts joy, heart, moxie and spectacle, and when seen live, dancing is the most visceral art. Heartbeat of Home, does it right. If you dig a little Irish step, you’ll be wowed at how “Heartbeat” folds it into other traditions from Europe, Africa and Latin America.
Overflows with spirit, passion and humanity. The dance is simply staggering
A heart-stopping performance
Newbury Port News
The athleticism and artistry is really something. The dancers led by the remarkable Ciara Sexton and the enigmatic Bobby Hodges. The fine clutch of live musicians (all fabulous players and personalities) are really excellent...An impressive showcase for exciting young dancers with myriad physical skills and boundless energy. The producers clearly have the pick of the best talent..
.. an ensemble of high-flying, scissor-legged step dancers led by Ciara Sexton (who springs into the air and just seems to sit there), and Bobby Hodges (a sort of motor-legged James Dean). The 10-piece band is sensational.... the musicians take center stage and turn the whole theater into a dance party...
Chicago Sun Times
Heartbeat of Home is a Multicultural dance epic. lithe hoofers, catchy score, in fascinating musical and dance fusions. There’s lots of impeccable Irish dancing and the Latin movers will get your hips swaying
Glenn Sumi – Now Toronto
The most entertaining music and dance extravaganza to come along in years, five stars out of five. You were wowed by Riverdance but this show takes it to the next level, I expect this production will be around for at least a decade.
Michael Englebert / The New AM 740©
Heartbeat of Home uses Riverdance’s wall of synchronized step-dancers, but adds Latin and Afro-Cuban rhythms to the jig, along with a limber new breed of Irish hoofers
The Globe and Mail – Brad Wheeler
Seductive, mesmerizing ... energetic! Heartbeat of home is a brilliantly orchestrated new dance and music spectacular that blends traditional Irish dancing to Afro-Cuban, Flamenco and Latin (tango, salsa).
CBC Radio-Canada Toronto – Janine Messadié
An international dance mix tour de force. Culture clash on the dance floor and the audience wins.
CBC News | Dwight Drummond
Heartbeat of Home is mesmerizing! I don't think I blinked!
Global News | Antony Robart
Heartbeat of Home is an exuberant, sexy tribute to the diversity of dance. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many talented dancers on stage at the same time. They’re amazing.
Mooney On Theatre
The fusion of different types of dance touches the heart of the audience
The China Daily
Riverdance goes to the Bronx, down to Cuba and learns to Mambo too. Inspired! Energized! Footwork magnificent! Equally blown away by Lucia Evans and Robbie Harris - some of best drumming ever seen
Global News – Minna Rhee
Exhilarating, breath-taking, inspiring! awesome show of Olympic worthy dance numbers!!!! Must see.
Canada AM – Beverly Thomson
An extraordinary show … Jaw dropping … inspiringly imaginative.. This was Ireland on the big stage …and it made me proud.
Irish Mail on Sunday
The electrifying new show from the makers of Riverdance
Dance extravaganza lifts the spirits...a spectacle with heart and a soul..
Dance extravaganza gets in step with ‘Ireland of today’ .. the dancers are athletic, graceful and exuberant, so too is the two-sectioned band, with trumpet, sax and uilleann pipes, and fiddles, accordion and keyboards, a percussive battalion and Lucia Evans’s bountiful singing.... bringing all the rhythms of life back home.
Sexy, electrifying dance show had every heart in theatre missing a beat.... The dancing is a mix of foreplay, seduction and simulation