Past Event
Dance & Circus

Swan Lake / Loch na hEala

Mon 6 Feb 2017

From the imagination of one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre-makers comes a magical new adaptation 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. A critical smash in Dublin and at Sadler’s Wells, 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 by Keegan-Dolan’s new company, Teac Damsa.

'… 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

'utterly rooted in Ireland, it is utterly original, it is utterly brilliant.' **** Irish Independent

'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