Swan Lake Re-imagined

A new vision for this beloved tale, Loch na hEala (Swan Lake) creates a world of magical realism, compelling imagery and potent storytelling. From one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre makers, Michael Keegan-Dolan, comes of one of the most famous of all ballets.

The Dublin based band Slow Moving Clouds has created a new score that combines Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences. This Swan Lake is rooted in a place where ancient Irish mythology and modern Ireland collide, re-imagining Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece as a unique fusion of dance, traditional storytelling, folk music and theatre.

Loch na hEala is a stunning debut for Keegan-Dolan’s new company, Teaċ Daṁsa which was founded in 2016 as a means to forge deeper connections with his cultural roots: the native traditions, language and rich music of Ireland. Teaċ Daṁsa, ‘House of the Dance’ in Classical Irish, reflects Michael’s ongoing creative journey, further fusing his work to the place from which it originates.

Tickets available for the November 9 performance at UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) at Royce Hall.