How To Be A Dancer in Seventy-two Thousand Easy Lessons

Camchuairt 2023

17 May 2023

A Teaċ Daṁsa and Gate Theatre co-production.

A story of innocence and experience, sexuality and shame, humiliation and defiance, identity and nationality, endings and ancestry.

Written and choreographed by Michael Keegan-Dolan, and performed with dancer Rachel Poirier, How To Be A Dancer In Seventy-two Thousand Easy Lessons presents the profound, accidental, ridiculous banality of lives lived and lives imagined.


17–22 July  |  Galway International Arts Festival  | 
The Black Box Theatre, Galway

9–10 Sept  |  Cork  |  The Everyman Theatre, Cork

13–17 Sept  |  Dublin  |  The Pavillion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire

21 Oct –5 Nov  |  New York  |  St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn

13–16 Dec  |  Paris  |  Théâtre de la Ville, Théâtre des Abbesses, Paris


“A treasure trove of large and little joys.”
The Arts Review – ★★★★

“The key part of the story, fittingly and thrillingly, is told here in symbol, movement and music.”
The Irish Examiner – ★★★★