Past screening

IFFL: The Dance

Directed by: Pat Collins
Runtime: 1hr 27min Year: 2021


Directed by: Pat Collins
Runtime: 1hr 27min Year: 2021
Country: Ireland
Topics: Arts & Culture
Last Screened: Sat 20th Nov 2021

Following the staging of a new international dance and theatre work (MÁM) by the acclaimed choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan from the first day of rehearsal to the opening night performance.

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.