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From BGT to Belfast for Irish dance troupe

Irish dance troupe Innova, who appeared on popular TV show Britain's Got Talent, are now set for a Belfast gig

Irish dance troupe Innova, who appeared on popular TV show Britain's Got Talent, are now set for a Belfast gig

Northern Ireland Irish dance troupe Innova, famed for getting to the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent, will be taking to the stage as part of the Belfast City of Rhythms Show.

Innova, headed up by dancers Kyra Archibald, Emma McKeary and Catherine Lamont, shot to fame on the ITV hit show after they brought their contemporary, modern twist to traditional Irish dancing to the competition.

The dance school, based in Portstewart, impressed the judges at Britain’s Got Talent so much they made it to the semi-finals, which saw them in the top 15 out of over 60,000 auditionees before being eliminated from the show. Now, after a busy summer touring throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe the dancers are headed to the Europa Hotel for a number of dates in August to perform during the Belfast City of Rhythms Show.

Dancer and teacher Catherine Lamont said: “We are absolutely delighted to be a part of the Belfast City of Rhythms Show. It’s a fantastic example of just how much Northern Ireland has to offer in terms of music and dance.

“At Innova we try to promote traditional Irish Dance with an innovative twist. The vision is to inject energy, vibrance and a fresh approach to the art form, bringing it into the 21st century.

“Our company is based in Portstewart, with pupils hailing from across the North Coast area and even further afield. At Britain’s Got Talent we rocked the stereotype of Irish dancing, showing the viewing audience what Innova is all about and we hope to do the same at the Belfast City of Rhythms Show. Our unique style is new, it’s fresh and we believe it’s exciting. It’s Irish dancing but not as you might know it.

“Our seniors who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent will be performing in the show this Saturday (August 9) and Friday August 15 and our juniors will perform on Saturday August 30.”Tickets for the show are £18 and available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk, 028 9026 6013, marketing@eur.hastingshotels.com or at the Europa Hotel reception desk.

 

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