MÁM | Teaċ Daṁsa

  • 5th Nov - 6th Nov
  • 20:00
  • €30/€27
  • The Barbican
Theatre

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Saturday 5th November
Sunday 6th November

Mám 1 : 1.Yoke. Faoi mhám an pheaca, under the yoke of sin. 2. Lit: Obligation, duty, function.

Mám 2 : Mountain pass.

Mám 3 : Handful. ~ mhilseán, of sweets. Scaipeann sé ina mhámanna é, he throws it away in handfuls.

MÁM is a meeting place between soloist and ensemble, classical and traditional, the local and universal.​ It brings 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 twelve international dancers from the Teaċ Daṁsa company.

We are delighted to announce Teaċ Daṁsa's return after their hugely successful Swan Lake/Loch na hEala tour in 2018. MÁM will be part of Droichead's Theatre Club for autumn/winter 2022 which will go on sale shortly. For now, we are releasing an allocation of tickets for all other patrons.

Michael Keegan-Dolan and Teaċ Daṁsa have created another mythic yet timely production that acknowledges how life’s opposing tensions and contradictions can on occasion come together and find resolution.

The show was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production in 2020 and was nominated for two UK National Dance Awards in 2021. MÁM follows on from the success in 2016 of Loch na hEala—his 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 (2021).

This event is presented by Droichead Arts Centre and will take place in The Barbican. FOR LOCATION AND PARKING CLICK ON LINK:  http://www.thebarbican.ie/location/. If you have any additional needs for your visit please phone Droichead on 041 9833946.

★★★★ “A stirring, sensuous showcase of the emotional power of the physical form” — The Irish Times

★★★★★ “The dancers and players of MÁM embody every human emotion during their dazzling 90-minute marathon” — The Financial Times

★★★★★ “An unmissable exorcism.” - The Observer.

Dur | 90 mins no interval, Age | 8+

This production contains haze, smoke effects, loud sounds, cigarettes and strobe lighting

Co-produced by Dublin Theatre Festival, Sadler’s Wells, London and New Zealand Festival of the Arts with support from NOMAD and NASC touring network. ​This production is funded by an Arts Council Open Call Award.