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 sé ina mhámanna é, he throws it away in handfuls.

Bringing together the virtuoso, Irish traditional concertina player Cormac Begley, the European classical, contemporary collective, stargaze and twelve international dancers from the Teaċ Daṁsa company, MÁM is a meeting place between soloist and ensemble, classical and traditional, the local and universal.

Following the success of his acclaimed re-imagining of the world-famous ballet, Swan Lake/Loch na hEala (2016) Michael Keegan-Dolan and Teaċ Daṁsa have created another mythic yet timely production that acknowledges how life’s polarities can on occasion come together and find resolution.

Co-produced by Dublin Theatre Festival; Sadler’s Wells London and New Zealand Festival, with support from NOMAD and NASC touring network.

This production is funded by an Arts Council Open Call Award.


Directed and Choreographed by Michael Keegan-Dolan

Music: Cormac Begley and stargaze

Performers include: Imogen Alvares, Cormac Begley, Romain Bly, Tyler Carney, Kim Ceysens, Lisa De Boos, Aki Iwamoto, Zen Jefferson, Mayah Kadish, Amit Noy, James O’Hara, Keir Patrick, Rachel Poirier, Connor Scott, David Six, James Southward, Carys Staton, Aart Strootman, Maaike Van der Linde and Marlies Van Gangelen

Set Design: Sabine Dargent

Lighting Design: Adam Silverman

Costume Design: Hyemi Shin

Sound Design: Helen Atkinson

Live Sound Design: Sandra O’ Mahony