SWAN LAKE / LOCH na hEALA – 2018

Nomad and Teac Damsa present Michael Keegan-Dolan's Swan Lake Loch na hEala 1

“Utterly original…utterly brilliant.”
Irish Independent

Following a critically acclaimed international tour that included Dublin Theatre Festival; Sadler’s Wells, London and Sydney Opera House, The winner of best production and best costume design at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2017 embarks on a tour of Nomad venues across Ireland

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From the imagination of one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre makers comes a magical adaptation of one of the most famous of all story ballets, Swan Lake. Michael Keegan-Dolan has forged a searing new vision for this beloved tale, creating a world of magical realism, powerful imagery and potent storytelling.
Featuring a cast of thirteen, including Mikel Murfi, this Swan Lake is rooted in a place where ancient Irish mythology and modern Ireland meet. The Dublin based band Slow Moving Clouds has created a new score that combines Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences. The result is a Swan Lake for our time and a stunning debut for Keegan-Dolan’s new company, Teaċ Daṁsa.

“raw, raucous, redemptive, majestic, vital and empowering.”
***** The Irish Times
“The runaway success of this year’s festival, Swan Lake / Loch na hEala, likewise rolls drama, dance and music together to create a haunted and haunting piece…It’s a show can that be both ugly and extraordinarily beautiful, as it shifts through darkness to an eruption of light and joy at the end.”
***** The Financial Times
“A skilfully crafted work that touches on weakness and power, darkness and transcendence, this is clear-voiced theatre with magic in its veins.”
***** The Evening Standard
“Michael Keegan-Dolan, who has a rare gift for transforming old ballets into new, has taken the 19th-century story and hammered it into a thing of wonder”
***** Observer

Supported by Arts Council Ireland

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

*Please note:
This show contains adult themes
Late-comers will not be admitted to this production