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Mám 1: Mountain pass. Mám 2: Yoke. Faoi mhám an pheaca, under the yoke of sin. 2. Lit: Obligation, duty, function. Mám 3: Handful. ~ mhilseán, of sweets. Scaipeann ina mhámanna é, he throws it away in handfuls.

Surrender yourself to “90 minutes of ritualised ecstasy” (The Irish Times) as Michael Keegan-Dolan and Teaċ Daṁsa return to the Festival with a stunning new work.

“Alternately playful and provocative, funny and frightening, MÁM is a stirring, sensuous showcase of the emotional power of the physical form” (The Irish Times). Bringing together virtuoso Irish traditional concertina player Cormac Begley, the European classical, contemporary collective, s t a r g a z e and 12 international dancers from the Teaċ Daṁsa company, MÁM “overflows with depth and soul ... a heavenly, glorious, wildly whirling dervish” (The Arts Review).

Michael has a strong connection with this Festival, starting in 2008, with his productions of Giselle, Rian (2014) and Swan Lake/Loch na hEala (2018). In 2019 he got closer, with a six-week residency, Made in Wellington, where Michael and his artistic collaborators began the creation of MÁM.

There was not a single seat left unsold at the recent World Premiere season at Dublin Theatre Festival, so get your tickets quick for this strictly limited run.

Directed and choreographed by
Michael Keegan-Dolan

There is a free post-show talk for this event on Saturday 7 March at the TSB Arena.

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


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Thursday 5  –  Sunday 8 March

Thursday 5 March 6:30pm
Friday 6 March 6:30pm
Saturday 7 March 6:30pm
Sunday 8 March 4pm

$49 – $129

Premium $129
Premium Early-Bird $119
A-Reserve $99
B-Reserve $79
C-Reserve $49

TSB Arena

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Duration: 1hr 25mins

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