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Riverdance launch at Expo 2020

On 6 October, the Irish pavilion were proud to launch of ‘Riverdance at Expo’. This exciting residency will provide Ireland an opportunity to take centre stage at Expo and share the gift of Irish music, dance and creativity with the world.

The launch was attended by Robert Troy T.D., Minister of State for Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, H.E. Reem Al Hashimy, Managing Director of the Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Committee and Director General of the Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau and Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade and Minister in charge of Talent Attraction and Retention.

We were honoured to welcome Minister Troy, H.E. Al Hashimy and Dr. Al Zeyoudi to the Irish pavilion, along with the Riverdancers who gave an exciting taste of what is to come in November.

Pat Hennessy, Commissioner General of the Ireland Pavilion at Expo noted: “Ireland’s theme for Expo 2020 Dubai is Putting Creativity at the Centre of Human Experience with music, art and design at the heart of this theme. Riverdance is a fitting expression of this innate cultural creativity which has garnered Ireland a global reputation for excellence in the arts. We look forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to Expo 2020 to experience this unique and memorable cultural phenomenon”.

For full information on Riverdance at Expo, please see our Riverdance hub.

Minister Troy’s visit to Expo took place during Climate & Biodiversity week and formed part of an Enterprise Ireland regional trade visit.