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April 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - April 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
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SWAN LAKE LOCH na hEALA by michael keegan dolan teac damsa at Backstage Theatre

Michael Keegan-Dolan – Teaċ Daṁsa

Swan Lake/Loch na hEala

presented by Nomad Theatre Network



“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 comes to Backstage
on Fri 6th & Sat 7th April as part of Nomad’s Spring 2018 tour.

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 late-comers will not be admitted to this production
*This show contains adult content

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Start: April 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
End: April 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm