Mar 21st, 2019
Made in Wellington Residency

From 20 February 2019, New Zealand Festival’s new initiative, Made in Wellington, will host  director and choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan and the Teaċ Daṁsa company for a six-week residency where they will develop a new work for presentation at the 2020 New Zealand Festival.

Feb 21st, 2019
Teaċ Daṁsa – Workshop – Call Out – Michael Keegan-Dolan

 Michael Keegan-Dolan Workshop– Call Out

 Michael Keegan-Dolan, Artistic Director of Teaċ Daṁsa (formerly Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre), is looking for

dancers to work with him on new creations in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

The creation in 2019 is a co-production between his company Teaċ Daṁsa (formerly Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre), Sadlers Wells Theatre and the New Zealand Festival.  The dates for the creative period and performances of the 2019 work will be between July and October2019 in Ireland, with performances in London in Feb. 2020 and in Wellington in March 2020.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in one of two workshops led by Michael Keegan-Dolan.

These workshops will be friendly and inclusive. Ways of working and perspectives will be shared in the hope of meeting like-minded artists who are good dancers and who have a strong interest in theatre, music and ritual.

 Workshops will take place in London and in Dublin.

           Dublin :Dalkey Town Hall, Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

           Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – 2019

           (Friday, 7pm-10pm, Saturday, 10am-1pm and Sunday 10am -1pm)

            London: Lilian Baylis House, 165 Broadhurst Gardens, London NW6 3AU

           Friday 10th to Sunday 12th May – 2019

           (Friday, 7pm-10pm, Saturday, 10am-1pm and Sunday 10am -1pm)

TO APPLY: please email a short CV, photograph, a video link (if you have one) and a few lines explaining why you would like participate to:

Deadline for applications is Midnight April 1st.

All dancers who find this proposition inspiring are welcome to apply, including people who have attended workshops before or applied before. Each workshop will be limited to a maximum of 20 participants and those invited will be notified as soon as possible after April 5th.


Teaċ Daṁsa is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and is an Associate at Sadler’s Wells Theatre. International touring is supported by Culture Ireland.



Jan 28th, 2019
Perth Festival 2019 – We will be coming soon.

Swan Lake




Jan 23rd, 2019
Dr. Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM is 85 today

For anyone who was fed the delusional narrative that professional dancers retire at 30, at best 40, take a moment to consider this dancer, Elizabeth Cameron Dalman who is 85 today.
I have had the good fortune of spending a good part of the last two years touring Ireland and the world with this inspirational woman.
Dr. Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM, Director: Mirramu Creative Arts Centre, Happy Birthday.

Jan 6th, 2019
Swan Lake – Loch na hEala – Perth Festival – 2019

Teaċ Daṁsa and Michael Keegan-Dolan will be at the Perth Festival 2019 with our production of Swan Lake – Loch na hEala from Feb 14th to Feb 17th

Jan 6th, 2019
Teaċ Daṁsa to start six week residency in Wellington as guests of the New Zealand Festival.

Michael Keegan-Dolan and Teaċ Daṁsa will be in residence in Wellington developing two new projects from February 18th until March 31st – 2019.  

As well as starting the process of creating new work, the residency will be designed to deepen the strong connection Teaċ Daṁsa (formerly Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre) has with Wellington.  

The company has performed three times in the New Zealand Festival over the last ten years, Giselle in 2008, Rian in 2014 and Swan lake – Loch na hEala in 2018. 

Throughout the six weeks we will be meeting with dancers, actors and other artists working in and around Wellington.  Amongst other things we will also be opening our creative process up to audience members who are interested to witness the very early stages of a new creation.

We are very much looking forward to this experience.