Michael Keegan-Dolan - Swan Lake/Loch na hEala

★★★★★ "The runaway success of this year’s festival, Swan Lake/Loch na hEala, rolls drama, dance and music together to create a haunted and haunting piece."
FINANCIAL TIMES (at Dublin Theatre Festival)

From the imagination of one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre-makers, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Michael Keegan-Dolan, comes a magical new adaptation of one of the most famous ballets in the world, Swan Lake.

Performed by a company of fourteen world-class performers including actor Mikel Murfi, this new production is interwoven with storytelling, song and live music. Dublin based band Slow Moving Clouds has created a new score, combining Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences.
With beautiful dancing and powerful imagery, this new Swan Lake is rooted in the Midlands of Ireland, where ancient mythology and the modern world collide.
"It’s a show of terrible beauty and extraordinary craft."
THE GUARDIAN

Performed by a company of 13 world-class performers including actor Mikel Murfi, this new production is interwoven with storytelling, song and live music. Dublin based band Slow Moving Clouds has created a new score, combining Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences.

With beautiful dancing and powerful imagery, this new Swan Lake is rooted in the Midlands of Ireland, where ancient mythology and the modern world collide.

★★★★★ "Swan Lake/Loch na hEala is raw, raucous, redemptive, majestic, vital and empowering."
IRISH TIMES
"Utterly original, utterly brilliant."
INDEPENDENT (Ireland)

Co-produced by Michael Keegan-Dolan, Sadler’s Wells London, Colours International Dance Festival, Theatrehaus Stuttgart, Dublin Theatre Festival and Les Théâtres de la Ville Luxembourg. With support from Civic Theatre Tallaght and South County Dublin Council Arts Office. Supported by Irish Theatre Trust.<br/>The Monument Trust supports co-productions and new commissions at Sadler's Wells
Swan Lake