Michael Keegan-Dolan / Teaċ Daṁsa MÁM
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
★★★★★ THE FINANCIAL TIMES
An evening of powerful dance
★★★★★ REVIEWS HUB
MÁM is full of engrossing dancing, fantastic music, subtle meanings and real humanity. This is a choreographer on a roll
★★★★ THE GUARDIAN
A dizzying gateway between modern dance and the ancient heartbeat of Ireland
★★★★ THE SUNDAY EXPRESS
★★★★ THE TIMES
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.