IFFL: THE DANCE

Dir: Pat Collins
Ireland / 2021 / 87mins

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Pat Collins presents his latest observational documentary on the making of MÁM; an improvised dance piece from renowned choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan, which has toured at Sadler’s Wells, New Zealand Festival of the Arts and Dublin Theatre Festival.

Michael Keegan-Dolan is one of the most exciting and thought-provoking choreographers working in dance and theatre today. Keegan-Dolan's latest show 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 Dingle Peninsula. The show is a unique confluence between soloist and ensemble, classical and traditional, the local and the universal.

The film follows this process over ten weeks from the first day of rehearsals to the opening night performance at the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2019.

Screening as part of Irish Film Festival London 2021.

Vivienne Dick's New York Our Time is also screening at Irish Film Festival London 2021. Find out more here