Michael Keegan-Dolan - MÁM

Bringing together the virtuoso Irish concertina player Cormac Begley, the European classical, contemporary collective, s t a r g a z e and 12 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, return with a new mythic yet timely production that acknowledges how life’s polarities can on occasion come together and find resolution.

★★★★★ "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 (on Swan Lake)

"It’s a show of terrible beauty and extraordinary craft."
THE GUARDIAN (on Swan Lake)

"Utterly original, utterly brilliant."
INDEPENDENT (on 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.
A Teaċ Daṁsa production, co-produced with Sadler’s Wells, London; New Zealand Festival and Wellington; Dublin Theatre Festival.