“With this new reimagining of Swan Lake, [Michael Keegan-Dolan] elevates it to a place of bleak, funny and astoundingly poetic beauty.” —The Guardian (UK)
In this gorgeous, large-scale contemporary adaptation of the famous story ballet Swan Lake, the lake is black plastic, the prince is suicidal, the swans wear convent frocks, and the set is an assemblage of concrete and steel. From the imagination of Michael Keegan-Dolan, one of Ireland’s foremost dance-theater makers, comes a world of magical realism with a beauty as fierce and rugged as the land itself. Ancient Irish mythology meets modern Ireland head-on in a performance laced with comic vignettes and raw, exquisite movement. The piece has become an international hit since its sold-out premiere at the Dublin Theatre Festival. This rare US presentation includes an emotionally textured Nordic- and Celtic-infused score, performed live by Dublin’s Slow Moving Clouds.
Program length: 75 minutes.
Arrive early! No late seating or reentry will be permitted.
Contains sounds of gun shots, references to suicide, and depictions of physical and sexual violence. Note that feathers will be blown into the front rows, which may affect people with allergies. For assistance or more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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