The Dance | Directed by Pat Collins
Documentary | Ireland 2021 | 87 min | 12A
The Dance follows the staging of a new international dance and theatre work (MÁM) by the acclaimed choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan from the first day of rehearsal to the opening night performance. The Dance is a fiercely true and beautiful account of a magical process of work, brought to life by the inimitable Pat Collins (Song of Granite, Silence).
MÁM brought the virtuoso concertina player Cormac Begley, the European musical collective S T A R G A Z E and twelve international dancers to the remote Dingle Peninsula in Ireland and is a unique confluence between soloist and ensemble, classical and traditional, the local and the universal. It went on to be reviewed rapturously, toured internationally and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best production in London.
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