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Teaċ Daṁsa

Swan Lake/Loch na hEala

A magical, contemporary interpretation of Swan Lake, the most famous ballet in the world

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June 6 - 10, 2018

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Post-show Talk

   

There will be a post show talk following the performance on June 9.

Mature Content

   

This show contains mature content.

No Latecomers

   

No latecomers permitted.

Audio Description

   

Audio Description and Touch Tour June 9

Hearing Device

   

Hearing assistance devices are available upon request.

From the imagination of one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre-makers, Michael Keegan-Dolan, comes a magical, contemporary adaptation of the most famous ballet in the world. Swan Lake/Loch na hEala transforms this age-old folk tale into a transcendent and original illumination of the familiar, with searing contemporary resonance and visceral impact.

It’s a show of terrible beauty and extraordinary craft.
– The Guardian

Through powerful dancing and compelling imagery, this new and raw interpretation of Swan Lake is rooted in the midlands of Ireland where ancient mythology and the modern world collide. A company of 13 world-class performers, including beloved Irish actor Mikel Murfi, weave story-telling with song and movement. Dublin-based band Slow Moving Clouds combines traditional Nordic and Irish music with minimalist and experimental influences infusing Swan Lake/Loch na hEala with a remarkable energy.

Following a sold-out run in London, a string of five-star reviews, and a Best Production award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards, Swan Lake/Loch na hEala comes to Luminato for five performances only!

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Co-production by Michael Keegan-Dolan, Sadler’s Wells Theatre London, Colours International Dance Festival, Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Dublin Theatre Festival and Theatre de la Ville, Luxembourg. With support from The Civic Theatre, Tallaght, and South Dublin County Council Arts Office.

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Teaċ Daṁsa

Swan Lake/Loch na hEala

A magical, contemporary interpretation of Swan Lake, the most famous ballet in the world

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Performance: Wednesday, June 06, 2018
8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Bluma Appel Theatre
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Performance: Thursday, June 07, 2018
8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
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Performance: Friday, June 08, 2018
8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
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Performance: Saturday, June 09, 2018
8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
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Performance: Sunday, June 10, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
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WITH SUPPORT FROM
Culture Ireland

Reviews

“Utterly original, utterly brilliant”
– Independent (Ireland)
“★★★★★ Raw, raucous, redemptive, majestic, vital and empowering”
– Irish Times
“★★★★★ The runaway success of this year’s [Dublin Theatre] festival, Swan Lake/Loch na hEala, rolls drama, dance and music together to create a haunted and haunting piece.”
– Financial Times

Creative Team

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
Michael Keegan-Dolan

COSTUME DESIGNER
Hyemi Shin 

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Adam Silverman

SET DESIGNER
Sabine Dargent

MUSIC
Slow Moving Clouds 

PERFORMERS
Aki
Elizabeth Cameron Dalman 
Danny Diamond
Zen Jefferson 
Anna Kaszuba 
Saku Koistinen 
Alex Leonhartsberger 
Mikel Murfi 
Mary Barnecutt
Erik Nevin 
Rachel Poirier 
Carys Staton 
Molly Walker