March 20, 2024

Backstage at the Egyptian: Adi Lynch of Rhythm of the Dance

Step behind the scenes of the National Dance Company of Ireland’s Rhythm of the Dance with an exclusive interview between Egyptian Theatre Marketing Intern Pamela and the show’s Female Lead, Adi Lynch. Gain insight into Adi’s journey, her passion for Irish dance, and the magic behind the scenes that brings the performance to life. And be sure to join us for this amazing show on Saturday, March 23rd at 7 PM!

PAMELA: Congrats on celebrating 25 years of Rhythm of the Dance! What does it feel like being
part of the 25th anniversary?
ADI: It’s an honor to be part of the 25th anniversary tour. I’m so grateful to be part of a
show with such a successful legacy.

P: What is one place you have yet to perform at that you would love to one day?
A: I would love to perform in Dublin as it’s my hometown and I could have lots of
my friends and family come to the show. That would be a dream for me.

P: What is your most memorable experience with Rhythm of the Dance?
A: I would say my most memorable experience with Rhythm of the Dance would be
performing Lead on my birthday to a sold out show in Milan, Italy. It was made
even more special for me as my family had also all flown out to watch me. This
was also my first show back after an injury so it was a very sentimental day for
me.

P: What does it mean to you to perform at the historic Egyptian Theatre?
A: I am looking forward to performing in the historic Egyptian Theatre as it’s always
an honor to perform in theatres with such a rich legacy, it’s very special to think
of all of the performers that have graced the same stage before us. 

P: How have you overcome challenges when preparing for a performance?
A: There have been a few challenges that we’ve had to face before a performance
during tour but I believe the best way to overcome them is to support one another
on the cast. We all get along very well on the cast so I think it helps for us to
know if any of us have a problem we can turn to anyone in the group to help us
get through it. I am very fortunate to also have a very supportive family who can
help me overcome any obstacles.

P: What do you hope the audience takes away from this show?
A:  I really hope the audience enjoys this performance and leaves feeling a little bit
more Irish and a lot happier. I hope the audience can be immersed in the
performance for the two hours and enjoy our hard work.