Choreographed and Performed by Michael Keegan-Dolan and Rachel Poirier
Directed by Rachel Poirier and Adam Silverman

OCT 21–NOV 5, 2023


Run time: 90 minutes, no intermission


creative & PRODUCTION team

Adam Silverman, Co-Director/Lighting Designer
Hyemi Shin
, Set and Costume Designer
James F. Ingalls, Relighter
Sandra Ní Mhathúna, Sound Designer
Mikee Lonergan, Production Manager, Teaċ Daṁsa
Katie Young, Stage Manager
Dawn Prentice, Producer, Teaċ Daṁsa
Áine Ní Éalaí, General Manager, Teaċ Daṁsa


Kwamina Biney, Audio Engineer
Mike Kalmanowitz, Lighting Programmer
Persephone Squires, Light Board Operator
Stephen Christensen, Stage Supervisor
Savannah Ritz, Wardrobe



1. The Firebird Introduction
Sir Simon Rattle & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

2. Pomp and Circumstance March in D Major, Op. 39, No. 1
Adrian Leaper & CSSR Symphony Orchestra Adrian Leaper, Capella Istropolitana & CSSR Symphony Orchestra (Excerpt probably sung without recording)

3. J’arrive, Jacques Brel 
50 plus belles chansons
Composer: Jacques Brel & Gérard Jouannest

4. The Safety Dance, Men Without Hats Composer 

5. Psycho Killer – The Best of Talking Heads (Remastered)
Chris Frantz, David Byrne & Tina Weymouth

6. I Got Rhythm,  Gene Kelly
Hollywood Musicals

7. Just Can’t Get Enough, Depeche Mode
Composed by Vince Clarke

8. Knees Up Mother Brown (2003 Remastered Version) – The Very Best of Mrs. Mills

9. The Firebird Suite V. Infernal Dance of King Kashchey by Igor Stravinsky
Frankfurt Radio  Symphony & Andrés Orozco-Estrada

10. Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen

11. Riverdance (Music from the Show)
Composer: Bill Whelan

12. Dance by ESG (Dance to the Best of ESG) 

13. Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss II
Vienna Philharmonic, Robert Stolz & Wiener Philharmoniker

14. Alcina (Tornami a Vagheggiar) by Handel
Dame Joan Sutherland
London Symphony Orchestra

15. Macbeth, Act IV: Patria Oppressa! by Verdi
Verdi: Macbeth (Sferisterio Opera Festival, 2007) – Francesco Maria Piave, Giuseppe Verdi & Andrea Maffei – Daniele Callegari, Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Giuseppe Altomare, Rubens Pelizzari, Luca Dall’Amico, Olha Zhuravel, Pavel Kudinov, Marco Voleri, William Corro, Andrea Pistolesi & Coro Lirico Marchigiano ‘V. Bellini’

16. The Laughing Policeman, Charles Penrose
Vintage British Comedy, Vol. 6

17. Bolero in C Major by Maurice Ravel
Boston Symphony Orchestra and Charles Münch

18. The Firebird Suite: VII. Finale by Stravinsky
Frankfurt Radio Symphony & Andrés Orozco-Estrada




MICHAEL KEEGAN-DOLAN (Writer/Director/Performer) rose to acclaim as the artistic director of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre (1997-2015), creating three Olivier Award-nominated productions: Giselle (2003), The Bull (2005), and The Rite of Spring (2009). In 2004, Giselle won an Irish Times Theatre Award and The Bull received a UK Critics Circle National Dance Award in 2008. Rian, created in 2011, won a Bessie Award (New York Dance and Performance Award) in 2013 for Best Production.

In 2012, Keegan-Dolan directed and choreographed a new production of Handel’s Julius Caesar at the London Coliseum, for English National Opera. In 2015 he created an original piece, The Big Noise, for the GoteborgOperans DansKompani working closely with celebrated Nordic Folk Musician, Ale Moller. As Guest Artistic Director of the National Youth Dance Company at Sadler’s Wells London for the 2015 – 2016 season, Keegan-Dolan created In-Nocentes. In March 2017, he devised a new work to Dvorak’s 8th Symphony for the Dance Company at the Gärtnerplatztheater, Munich.

He also has extensive experience teaching and has led workshops for different dance and theater companies in Ireland and around the world. 

Keegan-Dolan was an associate artist at the Barbican Centre, London and is now an associate at Sadler’s Wells London.


RACHEL POIRIER (Choreographer/Performer/Co-Director) has been Michael Keegan-Dolan’s closest collaborator, performing in—and contributing to the creation of—all of his works since 2004. She trained in France in the conservatoire of Rennes, l’École Nationale de la Rochelle, and furthered her training at the Rudra Béjart school before joining Rambert Dance Company. Poirier has also worked with Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Rafael Bonachela, John Jasperse, and Christophe Garcia. 


ADAM SILVERMAN (Co-Director and Lighting Designer) works as a lighting designer in opera, theater, and dance. Productions with Michael Keegan-Dolan: Swan Lake/Loch an hEala, The Big Noise, The Rite of Spring / Petrushka, Rian, Helen and Hell, James Son of James, The Bull, Giselle, and the English National Opera productions of The Rite of Spring and Julius Caesar. Other recent productions include Enda Walsh and Donnacha Dennehy’s Second Violinist and The Last Hotel; Enda Walsh’s Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, Arlington, Ballyturk, and Misterman. Silverman has lit theater and opera productions on Broadway and the West End, and at The Abbey Theatre, The Gate Theatre, Royal National Theatre, Opera Ireland, Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera, and English National Opera, among others.


HYEMI SHIN (Set & Costume Designer) was the overall winner of the2011 Linbury Prize. Dance includes: Michael Keegan-Dolan’s MÁM  and Swan Lake/Loch na hEala (costumes), for which she won The Irish Times  Best Costumes Award (Royal Ballet); Unearth; Orpheus Alive (National Ballet of Canada); and The Kreutzer Sonata (Ballet Moscow). Theatre includes: Solaris (Malthouse, Melbourne); The End of Eddy (Unicorn Theatre); The Seagull, Herons, Morning, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Secret Theatre shows (Lyric Hammersmith); Once in a Lifetime (sets), Dirty Butterfly and Sizwe Banzi is Dead (Young Vic). Opera includes: La Damnation de Faust (sets, Glyndebourne Opera), The Skating Rink (costumes, Garsington Opera) and The Return of Ulysses, Samson et Dalila (sets, ROH).


SANDRA NÍ MHATHÚNA (Sound Designer)  Proudly from Cork, Sandra has been with Teaċ Daṁsa since 2012 working on Rian , Swan Lake/Loch na hEala, and MÁM. She has toured extensively with many Irish Productions and Contemporary Folk and Rock n Roll Acts in the past 25 years.


JAMES F INGALLS (Re-lighter) is a lighting designer for theatre, opera, ballet, modern dance, choral and symphonic concerts. He is most pleased to be able to return the favor to Adam Silverman for his many years of collaboration and colleagueship.


KATIE YOUNG (Stage Manager) (She/her) St. Ann’s: Monsoon Wedding; Broadway/Tour: The King and I, Hamilton, Something Rotten, Once; Off-Broadway/Regional: How to Defend Yourself (NYTW), Camp Siegfried (Second Stage), Hamlet Oresteia (Park Avenue Armory), A Case for the Existence of God (Signature), Terra Firma (The Coop), In The Green (LCT3), Norma Jeane Baker of Troy (The Shed), Ni Mi Madre, Lewiston/Clarkston, The Few (Rattlestick), What We’re Up Against (WP Theater), Vanity FairStupid F*cking Bird (Pearl), June Rites!!, The Courtroom, Blueprint Specials (Waterwell), Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizons, Women of WillThe Best of Everything. As Director: Back and Forth (Super Secret Arts), VODVIL, (The Magic Patio), Paradise Lost and Found (Isle of Shoals Productions), Loyalty (Without A Net Productions), Julius Caesar (Pocket Universe). Member of the 2019 Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. Thanks TLCCGGx5 & Henry.


TEAĊ DAṀSA was established in 2016 when the Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre moved from the Irish midlands to the West Kerry Gaeltacht on the Southwest coast of Ireland. Teaċ Daṁsa makes dance and theater work informed by a sense of place and nurtures a deeper more meaningful connection with the traditions, language and music of Ireland. Teaċ Daṁsa creates a place where artists can work together to make dance and theater work that transforms both artist and audience.

While rooted in Ireland the company draws upon an international ensemble of performers, artists and collaborators and has created work that has toured and resonated internationally.

Teaċ Daṁsa was founded by Michael Keegan-Dolan (Micheál MacAodhagáin-Ó Dobhailen) in 2016.

Its first production, Swan Lake /Loch na hEala, continued a tradition of ground-breaking productions for which the company is reputed. It won the Irish Times Theatre Award 2017 for Best New Production and the UK Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Best Production 2018. MÁM created in 2019, was the first show entirely conceived, rehearsed and produced in the West Kerry Gaeltacht and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Production in 2020 and two UK Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards in 2021.




Joseph S. Steinberg, Chairman
Susan Feldman, President ­/Artistic Director
­Chad Dickerson, ­Vice Chair
Jolie Curtsinger Schwartz, Vice Chair
Andrew Foote, Treasurer
Thomas H. French, ­Secretary

Daisy Auger-Dominguez
Dominique Bravo
Kay Ellen Consolver
Elizabeth B. Gormley
Henry B. Gutman
Stephen Hendel
Diane L. Max
Anthony D. Schlesinger
Aliana B. Spungen
Doug Steiner
David C. Walentas


Susan Feldman, Artistic Director ­
Erik Wallin, General Manager & Vice President
Glenn Stiskal, Vice President of Advancement
Lianna Portnoy, Managing Director
Marilynn Donini, Director of External Affairs
Jim Findlay, Director of Production & Operations
Torrence Browne, Director of Marketing
Michael Kendrick,  Associate Director of Development
Kelvin Veras, Ticketing & Box Office Manager
Elena Freck,  Member & Events Coordinator
Sarah Peterson, Production Manager
John Mosele, Technical Director
Alex Taylor, Lighting Supervisor
Evan Spigelman, Interim Lighting Supervisor
Joemca, Sound & Video Supervisor
Britney Polites Gordon, Associate General Manager
J. Alex Mathews, Company Manager
Dani Turner, Executive & Programming Administrator
Ari Janssen, Business Coordinator
Jorge Castillo, Facilities Manager
David Colon Jr., Facilities Assistant
Summer Gan, House Manager
Bear, Head of Security



Jackie Abhulimen, Jessica Bathurst, Joshua Bloom, Jimmy Bontatibus, Brandon Cobalt, Domenick Danza, Mikayla Duran, Julia Ecock, Diane Grant, Samantha Heller, Connor Nelis Johnson, Leda Koutsodaskalou, Emily LaRosa, Natalina Lopez, Erin Mahoney, Jake Mierva, Alexandra Nedved, Nikolas Pagan, Regina Pearsall, Gabrielle Piacentile, Olivia Songer, Cindy Trickel, Diana Zuluaga



John-Michael Breen, Brittany Coyne, Jordan Holland, Kyle Milner, Olivia Songer, Christopher Torres



Rebecca Bickley-Clayton, Kwamina Biney, Stephen Christensen, Simon Lass, Joe Laureiro, Alex Loving, Leo Mendoza, Rose Menkins, Isaiah Middleton, Josh Northcutt, Melissa Oré, Kia Rogers, Evan Spigelman, Persephone Squires, Sarazina Stein, Dajane Wilson



Publicity Blake Zidell and Associates
Marketing CauseLab: Jessica Toledano, Hailey Walsh, Trent Bullion
Public Affairs Consultant Samara Daly
Legal Willkie, Farr & Gallagher: Thomas H. French
Legal Alexander P. Hartnett, Esq.
Accountants Lutz & Carr
House Photography Teddy Wolff
Videography Leon Lutgenhorst
Immigration CoveyLaw: Matthew Covey, David Amar, Will Spitz, Ginny Nunez, Brian Zabinski
Physical Therapy Flyspace



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