Latest Laois Event: Portarlington Community Centre hosted MÁM
Portarlington was home toNASC and NOMAD Touring Networks when they presented
Michael Keegan-Dolan / Teaċ Daṁsa’s
Mám1 : 1.Yoke. Faoi mhám an pheaca, under the yoke of sin. 2. Lit: Obligation, duty, function.
Mám 2 : Mountain pass.
Mám3 : Handful. ~ mhilseán, of sweets. Scaipeann sé ina mhámanna é, he throws it away in handfuls.
NASC and NOMAD Touring Networks present MÁM, at Portarlington Community Centre on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October, as part of a nationwide tour across Irish venues. The Portarlington production of MÁM is a collaboration between Dunamaise Arts Centre Portlaoise and Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge. Tickets are on sale on Wednesday 13 April at 10am from each of the collaborating venues’ Box Offices.
MÁM is a meeting place between soloist and ensemble, classical and traditional, the local and universal. It brings together the virtuoso, Irish traditional concertina player Cormac Begley, the European classical, contemporary collective, s t a r g a z e, a young girl and twelve international dancers from the Teaċ Daṁsa company.
Michael Keegan-Dolan and Teaċ Daṁsa have created another mythic yet timely production that acknowledges how life’s opposing tensions and contradictions can on occasion come together and find resolution.
The show was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production in 2020 and was nominated for two UK National Dance Awards in 2021. MÁM follows on from the success in 2016 of Loch na hEala—his acclaimed reimagining of Swan Lake. Teaċ Daṁsa’s distinct approach to creating MÁM has been documented by film-maker Pat Collins in his film The Dance (2021).
The participating NASC Network venues include Dunamaise (Portlaoise), Backstage (Longford), An Grianán (Letterkenny), glór (Ennis), Siamsa Tíre (Tralee), The Pavilion Theatre (Dun Laoghaire), The Lime Tree (Limerick), Town Hall Theatre (Galway). The NOMAD Theatre Network venues include Riverbank (Newbridge), An Grianán (Letterkenny), Backstage (Longford), Droichead Arts Centre (Drogheda), Mullingar Arts Centre (Mullingar), Ramor Theatre (Virginia), Roscommon Arts Centre (Roscommon), Hawk’s Well Theatre (Sligo).
Tickets, priced €30/€27 are on sale on Wednesday 13 April at 10am from each of the collaborating venues’ Box Offices. To purchase tickets from Dunamaise Arts Centre, Tel: 057 8663355 or see www.dunamaise.ie and to purchase tickets from Riverbank, Tel: 045 448 327 or see www.riverbank.ie .
“A stirring, sensuous showcase of the emotional power of the physical form” — The Irish Times
“The dancers and players of MÁM embody every human emotion during their dazzling 90-minute marathon” — The Financial Times
“An unmissable exorcism.” – The Observer.
Co-produced by Dublin Theatre Festival, Sadler’s Wells, London and New Zealand Festival of the Arts with support from NOMAD and NASC touring network. This production is funded by an Arts Council Open Call Award.