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Michael Keegan-Dolan / Teaċ Daṁsa MÁM

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A group of people dressed in black tie, cheerfully dancing and jumping
Mám 1 : Mountain pass. Mám 2 : Yoke. Faoi mhám an pheaca, under the yoke of sin. 2. Lit: Obligation, duty, function. Mám 3 : Handful. ~ mhilseán, of sweets. Scaipeann sé ina mhámanna é, he throws it away in handfuls.​
A group of people dressed in black tie, cheerfully dancing and jumping
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Bringing together the virtuoso, Irish traditional concertina player Cormac Begley, the European classical, contemporary collective, s t a r g a z e, an actor and twelve international dancers from the Teaċ Daṁsa company, MÁM is a meeting place between soloist and ensemble, classical and traditional, the local and universal.​

Following the success of his acclaimed re-imagining of the world-famous ballet, Swan Lake/Loch na hEala (2016) Michael Keegan-Dolan and Teaċ Daṁsa have created another mythic yet timely production that acknowledges how life’s polarities can on occasion come together and find resolution. The show was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production in 2020.

The dancers and players of MÁM embody every human emotion during their dazzling 90-minute marathon


An evening of powerful dance


MÁM is full of engrossing dancing, fantastic music, subtle meanings and real humanity. This is a choreographer on a roll


A dizzying gateway between modern dance and the ancient heartbeat of Ireland



Get in touch

If you’re interested in booking this production for a venue or festival, we’d love to hear from you.

Bia Oliveira
Head of Producing & Touring

Aristea Charalampidou
Tour Producer


Directed and Choreographed by Michael Keegan-Dolan 
Music: Cormac Begley and stargaze 
Set Design: Sabine Dargent 
Lighting Design: Adam Silverman 
Costume Design: Hyemi Shin 
Sound Design: Helen Atkinson  

Header image © Ros Kavanagh

Co-produced by Sadler’s Wells, London; New Zealand Festival of the Arts and Dublin Theatre Festival with support from NOMAD and NASC touring network. ​This production is funded by an Arts Council Ireland, Open Call Award. ​International touring is supported by Culture Ireland.