The Dance

Harvest Films | South Wind Blows | 2021| 87 mins

Director: Pat Collins | Producers: Philip King, Tina O’Reilly, Sharon Whooley

Over the course of eight weeks, we witness the creative process of the world-renowned choreographer, Michael Keegan-Dolan as he prepares MÁM for its premiere at Dublin Theatre Festival; a new dance and theatre production that brings together twelve international dancers, concertina player Cormac Begley and the European orchestral collective, s t a r g a z e. Under the gaze of the camera, Keegan-Dolan brings everyone to the Dingle peninsula for rehearsals, and from the openness of the initial conversations, improvisations and experiments, the harmony of the final artwork slowly emerges.