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Perforum: Autumn 2015 - The Body in Performance

Perforum is an events series hosted by DTS featuring the work of directors, practitioners, and researchers in the fields of Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies.

Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Theatre and Performance Practices Drama and Theatre Studies in association with Corcadorca invite you to hear Michael Keegan-Dolan speak. Michael Keegan-Dolan is a director and choreographer and Founder and Artistic Director of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre (1997–2015). His productions for Fabulous Beast include: Sunday Lunch (1997), Fragile (1999), The Flowerbed (2000), The Christmas Show (2001), Giselle (2003), The Bull (2005), James Son of James (2007), The Rite of Spring (2009, co-produced with English National Opera), Helen and Hell (2010), and Rian (2011). Rian won a Bessie Award (New York Dance and Performance Awards, 2013) and was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award (2011). Giselle, The Bull and The Rite of Spring were nominated for Olivier awards. Keegan-Dolan won the UK Critics’ Circle Award for Best Modern Choreography for The Bull (2008); Giselle won the Judges’ Special Award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards (2004); and both he and Fabulous Beast received a nomination for the 2009 Europe Prize New Theatrical Realities. Most recently, he directed and choreographed a new Stravinsky double bill, The Rite of Spring & Petrushka for Sadler’s Wells, London (April 2013). It has since appeared at the Galway Arts Festival, Ireland, and the Brisbane and Melbourne Festivals, Australia. In 2012 he directed and choreographed a new production of Handel’s Julius Caesar, at the London Coliseum (English National Opera). Michael Keegan-Dolan is an associate artist with Sadler’s Wells Theatre. More details at


Category: Arts and Cultural Events: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 6pm
Location: Theatre Development Centre, Triskel Christchurch, Tobin St, Cork
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Dr. Marie Kelly

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