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Harlequin Cascade Goes All Out With Riverdance

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Since its inception, as an interval act during the Eurovision Song Contest staged in Dublin, Riverdance has gone on to conquer the world. And where Riverdance goes, the Harlequin Cascade dance floor follows.
Recently British Harlequin Marketing Manager, Caroline Reilly caught up with the show and Executive Producer Julian Erskine, in Killarney.
In a soon to be released video interview to be published on the Harlequin video channel and YouTube, Julian explained how an extensive search for the right floor ended with choosing Harlequin Cascade - a floor that has since toured the world with Riverdance for 17 years.
"We found Cascade solved our problems - enough slipperiness for the tappers and enough bite for the Irish dancers.
"In the video Julian emphasises how important the floor is to the dancers' confidence, so they don’t "hold back" and can "go all out" without fear of slipping. Slipping was a real problem in the early days before Cascade as the special shoes used for Irish dance polished the traditional wood surface to a shiny and slippery gloss. He explains too the importance of floor colour to work with scenic projection and even the effect of temperature.
The full interview will be released next month showcasing the continuing role of Harlequin Cascade in this long running success, plus a look back at Riverdance history.
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