Teaċ Daṁsa, Ireland


Mám 1 : Mountain pass. Mám 2 : Yoke. Faoi mhám an pheaca, under the yoke of sin. 2. Lit: Obligation, duty, function. Mám 3 : Handful. ~ mhilseán, of sweets. Scaipeann sé ina mhámanna é, he throws it away in handfuls.

Bringing together the virtuoso, Irish traditional concertina player Cormac Begley, the European classical, contemporary collective, s t a r g a z e and twelve international dancers from the Teaċ Daṁsa company, MÁM is a meeting place between soloist and ensemble, classical and traditional, the local and universal.

Following the success of his acclaimed re-imagining of the world-famous ballet, Swan Lake/Loch na hEala (2016), Michael Keegan-Dolan and Teaċ Daṁsa, return to the festival with a new mythic yet timely production that acknowledges how life's polarities can on occasion come together and find resolution.

Co-produced by Teaċ Daṁsa, Dublin Theatre Festival, Sadler's Wells London and New Zealand Festival, with support from NOMAD and NASC touring network.

This production is funded by an Arts Council Open Call Award.

This production includes flashing and flickering lights and smoke.

Directed and Choreographed by Michael Keegan-Dolan
Music: Cormac Begley and s t a r g a z e
Performers include:
Imogen Alvares, Cormac Begley, Romain Bly, Tyler Carney, Kim Ceysens, Lisa De Boos, Aki Iwamoto, Zen Jefferson, Mayah Kadish, James O’Hara, Keir Patrick, Rachel Poirier, Connor Scott, David Six, James Southward, Carys Staton, Aart Strootman, Maaike Van der Linde and Marlies Van Gangelen
Set Design:
Sabine Dargent
Lighting Design:
Adam Silverman
Costume Design:
Hyemi Shin
Sound Design:
Helen Atkinson
Illustrator: Dómhnal Ó Bric

It’s a show of terrible beauty and extraordinary craft. It melds music, text, storytelling and dance into one light-as-a-feather package that never shirks the ugliness and messiness of life. The Guardian on ‘Swan Lake/Loch na hEala’
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College


25 & 26 Sept, 7.30pm


27–29 Sept & 1–5 Oct, 7.30pm




80 minutes. No interval.

Talking Theatre

1 Oct, post-show.
With Michael Keegan-Dolan and members of the company.