When Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Michael Keegan-Dolan covered the stage with a flurry of white feathers for his sublime re-imagining of Swan Lake / Loch na hEala, it earned him a flock of five-star reviews and award wins.
His company Teaċ Daṁsa’s wildly anticipated follow up, MÁM – an Irish word meaning mountain pass, and thus a place of potential meeting – acknowledges how life’s polarities can on occasion come together and play.
Bringing together the renowned Irish concertina player Cormac Begley, the classical, contemporary collective s t a r g a z e and 12 international dancers, including BBC Young Dancer winner Connor Scott, “Michael Keegan-Dolan’s thundering abstract dance work is part devotional summoning, part apocalyptic party” (★★★★★ The Stage).
★★★★ “Alternately playful and provocative, funny and frightening, MÁM is a stirring, sensuous showcase of the emotional power of the physical form” Irish Times
★★★★★ “A heavenly, glorious, wildly whirling dervish, MÁM is not to be missed under any circumstance” Arts Review