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How to Be a Dancer in Seventy-two Thousand Easy Lessons
Cork City, Co. Cork
9 September - 10 September 2023
From 1970s Ireland to the present day, this dance piece from Teaċ Daṁsa and the Gate Theatre as part of Sounds from a Safe Harbour bends boundaries between what is lived and what is imagined, between history and destiny, between fact and fiction.

From an Ireland in the 1970s to the present day, How to Be a Dancer... bends boundaries between what is lived and what is imagined and between history and destiny.

From Teaċ Daṁsa, the makers of Swan Lake / Loch Na hEala and MÁM, it is written and choreographed by Michael Keegan-Dolan who performs onstage for the first time in over twenty years, alongside dancer and life-time collaborator Rachel Poirier.

It is a dance down a rabbit hole: nationality, identity, racism, body-image, death, love, ancestor worship, veneration, innocence and experience, sexuality and shame, defiance, humiliation and awakening.

★★★★ “This coming of age journey of dance, text, and theatre, [is] a treasure trove of large and little joys” – The Arts Review

Event details

The Everyman


9 September - 10 September 2023


Start 20:00End 21:30



Contact details
15 MacCurtain Street, Victorian Quarter, Cork, T23 E094, Ireland
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