Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 April 2014

Riverdance creator plans new show for Derry

The multi-millionaire who took the world by storm with Riverdance is preparing to bring a new dance show to Londonderry for the City of Culture celebrations in 2013.

Donegal woman Moya Doherty revealed that she is working on a new show which will combine elements of Irish dance with African, Latin and Spanish.

Ms Doherty, one of Ireland’s richest people, will open a new series of Life Stories at the Magee campus of the University of Ulster next week.

She co-founded and produced the Riverdance show, which went on to become a smash hit across the globe.

The entrepreneur will discuss her life and career with Professor Paul Moore, head of the School of Creative Arts, in the Great Hall at Magee on Wednesday at 7pm.

As well as Riverdance, Moya, along with husband John McColgan, also produced musical The Pirate Queen, which opened on Broadway in April 2007. Together the couple were this year revealed to have a net worth of £42m.

Admission to Wednesday night’s event is free and open to all.

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