Swan Lake / Loch na hEala

October 15 – 19, 2019

Production Language English
Country of Origin Ireland
Description Unfurling like an Irish folk tale, Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Swan Lake tells a magical story of transgression, reconciliation, and the tyranny of the modern-day church and state. Garnering critical acclaim at London’s Sadler’s Wells (2016) and Toronto’s Luminato Festival (2018), the production comes to BAM in its US premiere. The story centers on a sexually-assaulted girl named Finola (Rachel Poirier) who, along with her sisters, is abused and then silenced by a priest who turns them into swans. Her “prince” Jimmy (Alex Leonhartsberger)—is a lonely and depressed man who lives alone with his mother. With Keegan-Dolan’s radiant movement and a haunting, traditional Irish and Nordic score from the trio Slow Moving Clouds, Swan Lake conveys the heartbreaking, tentative steps of damaged people toward love in a scenario both realistic and fantastic
Identifier 2019f.01015
Season Fall 2019
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
author/playwrightMichael Keegan-Dolan
companyTeac Damsa
costume designerHyemi Shin
dance captain/répétiteurEmmanuel Obeya
lighting designerAdam Silverman
lighting operatorStephen Dodd
producer assistant/associateAline Ni Ealai
production managerMichael Lonergan, Peter Jordan
set designer/decorSabine Dargent
sound operatorSandra O'Mahony
stage managerMarina Dunford
stage manager assistantSinéad Cormack