Swan Lake opens at Sadlers Wells in London
Swan Lake/Loch na hEala Opens in London to Rave Reviews
Following its premiere as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival in October, Michael Keegan-Dolan’s production of Swan Lake/Loch na hEala opened on Friday night at Sadler’s Wells in London to rave reviews. The performances in London have been supported by Culture Ireland.
In The Guardian, Dance critic Judith Mackrell in her five-star review describes the reworking as a “place of bleak, funny and astoundingly poetic beauty.”
London’s Evening Standard also gives the production five stars with its critic Lyndsey Winship calling “clear-voiced theatre with magic in its veins.”
The Financial Times calls it “Dazzling…a stunning exercise in theatrical sleight of hand” in its five-star review.
Online publication The Arts Desk said that “Dance theatre as imaginative and risk-taking as this very rarely makes it on to big stages”.
Performed by a company of 13 world-class performers including actor Mikel Murfi, this new production is interwoven with storytelling, song and live music. Dublin based band Slow Moving Clouds has created a new score, combining Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences. With beautiful dancing and powerful imagery, this new Swan Lake is rooted in the Midlands of Ireland, where ancient mythology and the modern world collide.
The Production will continue to tour internationally in 2017.
Further information can be found here