How To Be A Dancer in Seventy-two Thousand Easy Lessons by Michael Keegan-Dolan

WORLD PREMIERE. A Gate Theatre and Teaċ Daṁsa co-production.

Previews from Saturday, September 24th 2022
Opens Wednesday, September 28th 2022
Runs until Saturday, October 8th 2022

ADVISORY: Recommended for ages 14+. Contains strong language, content of a sexual nature, the use of herbal cigarettes and haze effects.

An ISL-interpreted performance took place at 2.30pm on Saturday, October 1st. 

The performance on Monday, October 3rd was followed by a post-show discussion with Michael Keegan-Dolan, Rachel Roirier and Róisín McBrinn, Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre. 

From Ireland in the 1970s to the present day, How to be a Dancer in Seventy-Two Thousand Easy Lessons blurs the boundaries between what is lived and what is imagined, between history and destiny, between fact and fiction. This is a powerful coming of age work which is both playful and provocative. Michael Keegan-Dolan performs onstage for the first time in over twenty years, alongside his collaborator Rachel Poirier.

Ce que j’ai fait, ce soir-là
Ce qu’elle a dit, ce soir-là
Réalisant mon espoir
Je me lance vers la gloire, okay
Psychokiller, D. Byrne, C. Frantz, T. Weymouth

Following the success of MÁM and Swan Lake/Loch na hEala, Teaċ Daṁsa return to the Dublin Theatre Festival with this intimate new co-production with the Gate Theatre.

How To Be A Dancer In Seventy-Two Thousand Easy Lessons Company

Michael Keegan-Dolan
Rachel Poirier

Written by Michael Keegan-Dolan
Choreographed and Performed by Michael Keegan-Dolan and Rachel Poirier
Directors: Rachel Poirier and Adam Silverman
Set and Costume Designer: Hyemi Shin
Lighting Designer: Adam Silverman
Sound Designer: Sandra Ní Mhathúna
Rehearsal Directors: Bea Bidault and Jimmy Southward

Artwork by Zero-G (Ciarán ÓGaora)

Dates & Tickets

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Previews: Saturday, September 24th to Tuesday, September 27th, 2022
Opening Night: Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
Run: Wednesday, September 28th to Saturday, October 8th, 2022
Monday to Friday: 7.30pm
Saturday: 2.30pm and 7.30pm

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