MÁM – another mythic yet timely production by Michael Keegan-Dolan and Teaċ Daṁsa that acknowledges how life’s opposing tensions and contradictions can on occasion come together and find resolution.
A meeting place between soloist and ensemble, classical and traditional, the local and universal, bringing together the virtuoso, Irish traditional concertina player Cormac Begley, the European classical, contemporary collective, s t a r g a z e, a young girl and a dance ensemble featuring twelve international dancers from the Teaċ Daṁsa company.
The show, which was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production in 2020 and two UK National Dance Awards in 2021, follows on from the success in 2016 of Loch na hEala — Michael’s acclaimed reimagining of Swan Lake. Teaċ Daṁsa’s distinct approach to creating MÁM has been documented by film-maker Pat Collins in his film The Dance.
“Ní raibh an dara rogha ag MÁM ach scaoileadh leis an rince agus an ceol a scéal diamhair féin a insint”
“An unmissable exorcism”
The Observer – ★★★★★
“A dazzling dance marathon at Sadler’s Wells”
The Financial Times – ★★★★★
“Spellbinding gathering of music and memories”
The Guardian – ★★★★
“Boisterous spirits and bruised souls in a non-stop, fully felt work”
The Times – ★★★★
This is an offsite presentation by Backstage Theatre, Longford and Townhall Theatre, Cavan and takes place off-site at Mullahoran GAA Centre, Lisnatinny, Kilcogy, Co Cavan. N39 YP49