Since his early days or maybe they could described as his formative years in the Kilmeedy Rambling House amongst many other great stages, Castlemahon native and past Hazelwood College student Darren Roche has been turning the traditional music world on its head with his colleagues in the band MOXIE. Moxie formed in late 2011 between Cillian Doheny, Jos Kelly, Darren Roche, Ted Kelly and Paddy Hazleton and are now busy taking over the rest of Europe. Their music has a solid traditional backbone, inspired and shaped by the surrounding of the west of Ireland, but with progressive, world and jazz influences creeping into their music it makes for a truly heady and distinctive sound, putting them at the forefront of new acoustic music from Ireland. In August 2014 they released their debut album ‘Planted’ to critical acclaim. With their unmistakable approach, MOXIE are becoming a festival favourite in Europe, America and beyond garnering a reputation for their highly charged live performances.
Prodijig won Sky’s “Got to Dance” competion in March of 2012. Their unique blend of hip hop, tap, flamenco and drill with Irish dance quickly captured the attention of viewers and judges alike. During their first round in the show the troupe showcased their new style to Kanye West’s hit song “Power.” Judge Adam Garcia correctly predicted then that the group could win the whole competition. Prodijig’s seven members include former “Riverdance” leads as well as regional, national, and world championship dancers. Kenefick is the dance crew’s leader and choreographer.
Now Moxie and Prodijig have joined together to create The Revolution, which will feature on The Late Late Show on RTE tomorrow night Friday 27th May
ProdiJIG: The Revolution is a ground breaking new Irish Dance show featuring Moxie and led by one of the most innovative choreographers and dancers in the world, Cork born Alan Kenefick. He will be joined on stage by 22 of the worlds best Irish dancers, leading Irish Dance in to a new era. ProdiJIG: The Revolution is exactly as the title suggests – a revolution in dance. Alan Kenefick’s innovative, spectacular style is at the forefront of this evolution of Irish dance. It looks different, it sounds different, it feels different, and it speaks to a whole new generation of people.
The show takes place in Cork Opera House and tickets are available now …here…
ProdiJIG: The Revolution
Preview: Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd July 2016
Opening: Saturday 23 July 2016, 8pm
Tickets: €22-€32, Family Rate: €80-115*