"Dance, now wherever you may be. I am the lord of the dance, said he."The Lord of the Dance
is a 1997 musical play featuring a heap of Irish dancing. It was produced by Michael Flatley. No one is exactly sure what the story is about, but it is possible that it is about an Irish
Jesus in purgatory, with a lot of Celtic mythology thrown in.
This play features examples of the following tropes:
- Ambiguously Gay: Both Lords would fit this trope
- Armies Are Evil: The Dark Lord's army is definitely evil.
- Badass Cape: Don Dorcha wears one.
- Bare Your Midriff
- The Big Bad: Don Dorcha
- Black and White Morality
- The Chick: Saiorse, the Irish Colleen.
- Cool Mask: The baddies all wear them!
- Costume Porn: A lot of costumes.
- Dance Battler
- Disney Death: The Lord of the Dance.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Erin, The Goddess.
- Domino Mask: Don Dorcha
- Evil Gloating: Don Dorcha's pretty good at this.
- Fairy Companion: The Little Spirit.
- Fighting Irish
- The Hero: The Lord of the Dance.
- Hot Gypsy Woman: Morraghan, the temptress.
- Irish Priest: Many of them. They sing, too...well, Ominous Celtic Chanting
- Lady in Red: Morraghan
- The Man Behind the Man: Morraghan...probably.
- Messianic Archetype: The Lord of the Dance
- Ms Fan Service: Plenty of this. Bras and everything.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Don Dorcha the Dark Lord. He sounds like a perfectly well-balanced gentleman.
- Playing with Fire
- Recurring Riff: "Dance now, where ever you may be. I am the Lord of the Dance, said he."
- Scenery Porn
- Shirtless Scene: Flatley has several.
- Show Some Leg
- Sissy Villain: Averted. It's very hard to be a dancing evil villain and not come across as this, but Don Dorcha and his army pull it off flawlessly.
- Titled After the Song
- The Vamp: Morrighan, the temptress.
- Woman in White: Saoirse, the Irish Colleen.