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Teaċ Daṁsa

Swan Lake/Loch na hEala

A magical contemporary adaptation from the imagination of one of Ireland’s most original and celebrated dance and theatre-makers.



Post-show Talk


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

Mature Content


This show contains mature content.

No photography


Feather allergy alert: Feathers will be blown into the first few rows of the audience. 
This show contains non-tobacco smoking on stage.

No Latecomers


No latecomers and no re-entry permitted.



Additional tickets across all price ranges are also available on Ticketmaster here. All discount codes will be honoured by Ticketmaster. If you require assistance please contact Ticketing & Audience Experience Manager Stephen Barber at 416 361 4100 x 254

Hearing Device


Hearing assistance devices are available upon request.

Audio Description


Audio Description and Touch Tour June 9.

You can book an earpiece and receiver and reserve a spot on the Touch Tour when you purchase your tickets. If you have questions contact our Box Office at 416 368 4849. Guests may request 1 complimentary companion ticket. 

Audio Description Introductory Notes will begin at 7:45 PM, please arrive at 7:30 PM to pick up your equipment. 

The Touch Tour begins at 6 PM and is approximately 30 minutes in length. Please meet in the lobby near the coat check. 

We apologize, as this Touch Tour requires guests to climb some stairs it is not accessible for people using wheelchairs, scooters or walkers. 

If you require assistance please contact the Bluma Appel Theatre box office at 416.366.7723.

Tickets for the June 9 and 10 shows have been handed over to the Bluma Appel Theatre box office and can be purchased on Ticketmaster

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!

Note: feather allergy alert.

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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 adaptation from the imagination of one of Ireland’s most original and celebrated dance and theatre-makers.

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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.

Michael Keegan-Dolan

Hyemi Shin 

Adam Silverman

Sabine Dargent

Slow Moving Clouds 

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