Dublin Theatre Festival

Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre and Sadler's Wells


Directed and Choreographed by Michael Keegan Dolan

Venue Gaiety Theatre
Date 6 Oct - 8 Oct 7.30pm
8 Oct 2.00pm
Duration 1hr 50mins (approx. no interval)

Musical Direction by Liam Ó Maonlaí
Lighting Design by Adam Silverman
Set Design by Sabine Dargent
Costume Design by Doey Lüthi
Assistant Musical Direction by Phillip Feeney
Sound Designed by Denis Clohessy
Dancers Anna Kaszuba, Saku Koistinen, Louise Mochia, Emmanuel Obeya, Keir Patrick, Ino Riga and Louise Tanoto.
Musicians Cormac Begley - Concertina, Martin Brunsden - Double Bass, Eithne Ní Chatháin - Fiddle, Maitiú Ó Casaide - Pipes.

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Acclaimed choreographer Michael Keegan Dolan and leading musician Liam Ó Maonlaí with a united company of musicians and dancers, embark on a journey to explore the tension and harmony between Irish traditional music and modern dance. The Festival is delighted to present this world première, created as a response to the current seismic changes in Irish society.

Ó Maonlaí’s album Rian (meaning Imprint or Trace) was inspired by Seán Ó Riada’s seminal recording, Ó Riada sa Gaiety, and this production combines Rian as part of a live score with new material performed by Ó Maonlaí and leading musicians from across Ireland.

Michael Keegan Dolan and Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, acclaimed for Festival hits Giselle (2003) and The Bull (2005), return with international contemporary dancers to explore old and new, collaboration and trust, tradition and invention, Ireland and the world.

TALKING THEATRE  Michael Keegan Dolan and Liam Ó Maonlaí in conversation. Oct 7, Post-show 8.50pm (approx).

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"The eight dancers...were constantly appealing with their joyousness." Irish Theatre Magazine on Rian

"one of the most daring and highly original dance theatre companies in the world" The Times