On the off-chance you’ve never heard of “Hamilton,” the Lin-Manuel Miranda-composed musical wowing audiences since its off-Broadway debut at The Public Theater, New York, in February 2015, the critically-acclaimed show has brought to life the amazing story of US Founding Father Alexander Hamilton through its catchy tunes and bagged itself 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, to boot.
One listen to the musical’s soundtrack and it will have you hooked, and for anybody else like me who may have to scrub up on certain areas of their US history, there’s no better way to get you started.
Such is the ever-growing passion spreading for Broadway’s latest big hit, fans have been taking it upon themselves to share their own variations and pay homage to “Hamilton” in some incredible ways.
.@Lin_Manuel, I think @JKCorden is ready to join the cast of @HamiltonMusical! https://t.co/vOsYeXZ4ylhttps://t.co/PPKz0BLkI6— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) February 18, 2016
Irish dancer Hannah Redlich was one such fan and she’s taken the song “Guns and Ships” to choreograph her own Irish dance tribute with not a beat out of place.
“If Lin-Manuel Miranda can rap about Alexander Hamilton, I can Irish dance to rap about Alexander Hamilton!” Redlich writes.
“Talk about fusion!”
Completely choreographed, directed, danced, and edited by herself, she even sports the fashion on the time and dances in a house designed to look like it would in the Hamilton-era.
You can hear the original version here: