14-year old Irish Dancer Talks at Prestigious TED Conference

Over 300 people were in attendance to hear 8 inspirational speakers at the TEDxABQ Women’s conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico last December. There was only one speaker under 18 years of age, Garnet Waldrop.

TED, a nonprofit known for its informational short potent talks presented by powerful speakers, began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged. TED Conferences are now held globally and, with many videos of the powerful talks available online, the audience influenced by their messages is growing every day.

Garnet's journey to the TED conference began at a young age. Watch her performance below then read more about this amazing project in the April-May issue of IDM. (IDM subscribers can read online - login and visit the SUBSCRIBER page.)

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 *Irish Dancing Magazine's April 2019 issue article, partial reprint  

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Riverdance Animated Film 

Riverdance The Movie is in production in Montreal, Canada, but the film's voice cast has yet to be revealed.

Inspired by the multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning phenomenon, Riverdance, the animated musicial comedy will reintroduce the legendary stage show to a new generation in a way never before seen or experienced.

The story follows a young Irish boy, Keegan, and his Spanish friend, Moya, on a magical journey where they meet Patrick the Megaloceros Giganteus.  Thoughout the film Keegan and Moya learn to appreciate Riverdance as a celebration of life.  

The Irish Dancing industry is abuzz with the news of this animated film as it is a way to create more awareness about the beautiful art of Irish Dance with a new generation of young children.

"This is very significant for the industry," shares Denise Keane, Publisher of Irish Dancing Magazine. "25 years ago when Riverdance debuted, it drove a tremendous amount of growth and interest in the Irish arts and particularly Irish Dance and Irish Trad music. I am absolutely delighted to see Riverdance, once again, reaching out to a new generation in a creative and fun way."  

The website for the film,  https://riverdancemovie.com/ has an active augmented reality (AR) filter that allows you to dance along in a Riverdance line with Patrick.