Production sources say the company of Riverdance was able to raise $85,000 in Denver for The American Red Cross International Relief Fund.
The special benefit performance of Riverdance -- The Show was presented Nov. 17 at Denver’s Buell Theater, which is part of the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
The Riverdance company had indicated it wanted to help children and families in crisis so it named the American Red Cross International Response Fund as the beneficiary of the show.
As reported earlier, the Red Cross fund helps disaster victims worldwide and has recently assisted victims of the Turkish earthquake, the Taiwan earthquake, Mexico flooding and Hurricane Mitch. The American Red Cross has already committed more than $50 million in relief from the Fund to aid victims of Hurricane Mitch, which struck Central America one year ago. That storm left more than 1.5 million people homeless in Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador and has destroyed the infrastructure in many cities and towns.
Riverdance is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan.