as part of Pavilion21
The Dance follows the staging of a new international dance and theatre work (Teac Damsa's MÁM) by the acclaimed choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan from the first day of rehearsal to the opening night performance. The film is a fiercely true and beautiful account of a magical process of work, brought to life by the inimitable Pat Collins (Song of Granite, Silence).
MÁM brought the virtuoso concertina player Cormac Begley, the European musical collective s t a r g a z e and twelve international dancers to the remote Dingle Peninsula in Ireland and is a unique confluence between soloist and ensemble, classical and traditional, the local and the universal. It went on to be reviewed rapturously, toured internationally and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Production and two UK Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards.