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Poetry in motion from Riverdance's Jean

By Eddie McIlwaine

Remember dancer Jean Butler in that explosive sequence during the interval at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1994? Of course you do, that seven-minute introduction to Riverdance was choreographed by the legendary Michael Flatley.

Jean, who went on to star everywhere with Flatley in the Riverdance sell-out show, will be treating all her local fans to another unique performance - this time inspired by the words of Seamus Heaney.

She will be dancing in a deeply personal way to the words of the poet's final original collection, Human Chain. The show is scheduled for Friday, September 8 (9pm), at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace (where else?) in Main Street, Bellaghy.

New York-born Jean, who also danced in several shows with Colin Dunne, received many awards for her contribution to Irish dance and is still a favourite performer.

Tickets for the Seamus Heaney event can be reserved by phoning 028 7938 7444

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