Swan Lake / Loch na hEala


Rooted in a place where ancient Irish mythology and modern Ireland meet, Swan Lake/Loch na hEala is a Swan Lake for our time. Dance is interwoven with storytelling, song and live music performed by a company of 13 world-class performers. The Dublin-based band Slow Moving Clouds has created a new score that combines Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences. A critically acclaimed debut for Michael Keegan-Dolan’s new company, Teaċ Daṁsa

Premiered at the 2016 Dublin Theatre Festival, Swan Lake / Loch na hEala has toured the world, including to Sadler’s Wells London, Stuttgart, Wellington, Sydney, Seoul, Toronto and Moscow.

It won the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best production in 2017 and the 2018 UK National Dance Award for Best Modern Choreography.


Writer, Director and Choreographer.
Michael Keegan-Dolan

Set Designer.
Sabine Dargent

Costume Designer.
Hyemi Shin

Lighting Designer.
Adam Silverman

Slow Moving Clouds

Aki, Elizabeth Cameron Dalman, Danny Diamond, Zen Jefferson, Anna Kaszuba, Saku Koistinen, Alex Leonhartsberger, Mikel Murfi, Mary Barnecutt, Kevin Murphy, Erik Nevin, Rachel Poirier, Carys Staton, Molly Walker, Bernadette Iglich, Kim Ceysens, Keir Patrick

Co-Production Credits.
Co-production by Michael Keegan-Dolan; Sadler’s Wells Theatre London; Colours International Dance Festival, Theaterhaus Stuttgart; Dublin Theatre Festival; Theatre de la Ville, Luxembourg

Other Work

The Rite of Spring / Petruska