Dublin Theatre Festival

Fabulous Beast Dance Company and Dublin Theatre Festival


Designed by Sophie Charalambous
Lighting designed by Adam Silverman
Composed by Philip Feeney
Cast Michael M. Dolan, Milos Galko, Bill Lengfelder, Christopher Morgan, Emmanuel Obeya, Neil Paris, Angelo Smimmo, Vladislav Benito Soltys, Daphne Strothmann, Simon Rice

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Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre joins forces with Dublin Theatre Festival to bring to the stage a radical retelling of the Giselle legend with a company from Ireland, Nigeria, the UK, the USA, Austria, Slovakia and Italy.

Giselle is set in Ballyfeeny, where the cloud is always low and where people keep secrets for very good reasons. The dark brutal lives of the town's inhabitants are temporarily broken by the unlikely gaudy glamour of the weekly line dancing class. This is especially true for Giselle McCreedy, an innocent trapped by parochialism and ultimately betrayed by the false promise of escape. Despite the dark backdrop of their lives, the power of forgiveness, the precedence of sincerity, and the resilience of the human spirit, ultimately win out.

Over the past four years, Michael Keegan Dolan has emerged as one of Ireland's most talented and original artists. He has exhibited an exceptional ability to draw together the visual immediacy of dance with the narrative strength of

This production contains scenes which some may find disturbing

"Michael Keegan Dolan visionary, pushing the boundaries of dance and theatre"
The Irish Times

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