Teaċ Daṁsa | IRL
Co-produced by Teaċ Daṁsa, Dublin Theatre Festival, Sadler's Wells London and New Zealand Festival of the Arts with support from NOMAD and NASC touring network.
»An unmissable exorcism.« – Observer
Following the success of his acclaimed reinterpretation of the world-famous ballet "Swan Lake/Loch na hEala" (2016), Michael Keegan-Dolan and his company Teaċ Daṁsa have created another mythical contemporary production that shows how life's polarities can occasionally come together to ultimately find resolution in synthesis. In addition to twelve international dancers from Teaċ Daṁsa, "MÁM" brings together the virtuoso traditional Irish concertina player Cormac Begley, the European music collective "s t a r g a z e", and an actor. "MÁM was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Dance Production in 2020. Furthermore, two nominations for the National Dance Awards by the Critic's Circle followed in 2021.
Michael Keegan-Dolan is one of Ireland's best-known contemporary choreographers. Between 1997 and 2015 he was artistic and executive director of the Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, where he developed a unique style combining narrative and physical theatre, dance, speech and song. His work tours worldwide and is well received by audiences and critics.
"Giselle" (2003), "The Bull" (2005) and "The Rite of Spring" (2009) were all nominated for Laurence Olivier Awards. "Rian" won the New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award in 2013 and toured the globe between 2012 and 2015. A Stravinsky Double Bill combined a 2009 reinterpretation of "The Rite of Spring" with a new production of "Petrushka", with the premiere taking place at Sadler's Wells, London, in April 2013 to mark the 100th anniversary of the original ballet's premiere. In 2016, Keegan-Dolan founded Teaċ Daṁsa to forge deeper connections with the traditions, language and music of Ireland. The name derives from the ancient Irish spelling Teach Damhsa, meaning House of Dance. This reflects Keegan-Dolan's ongoing interest in his cultural origins and their artistic heritage.
Performers Imogen Alvares, Cormac Begley, Beatriz C. Bidault, Romain Bly, Kim Ceysens, Marlies van Gangelen, Caimin Gilmore, Aki Iwamoto, Zen Jefferson, Mayah Kadish, Timon Koomen, Maaike van der Linde, Amit Noy, Keir Patrick, Ellie Poirier-Dolan, Rachel Poirier, Connor Scott, David Six, James Southward, Latisha Sparks, Carys Staton
International Touring is supported by Culture Ireland.This production is funded by an Arts Council Open Call Award.