In the winter of 2014, the Fabulous Beast, a mythical creature that had lived in the imagination of Michael Keegan-Dolan for seventeen years grew weary and unwell. The following spring this extraordinary a-zoological beast expired and after months of mourning its passing, something new began to appear.
In supporting Michael’s ongoing creative journey of forging deeper connections with his cultural roots, folk music, language and native traditions and coinciding with the development of Swan Lake / Loch na hEala, the new company name was decided.
Teaċ Daṁsa is derived from the original Irish way of writing Teach Damhsa. (pronounced Chak Dowsa). It means ‘house of the dance,’ and reflects Michael’s wish to deepen the connection between his dancing and the place from which it originates.
Swan Lake / Loch na hEala is the first production forged in the cauldron that is now Teaċ Daṁsa.
WRITER, DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER
Slow Moving Clouds
Elizabeth Cameron Dalman