“Swan Lake/Loch Na Heala is raw, raucous, redemptive, majestic, vital and empowering.” —Irish Times
From the imagination of one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre-makers, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Michael Keegan-Dolan, comes a magical new adaptation of one of the most famous ballets in the world, Swan Lake. Loosely based on the traditional tale, this dark comedy version takes place in the present in a small town in Ireland. Performed by a company of 14 world-class performers including actor Mikel Murfi, this new production is interwoven with storytelling, song and live music. The 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, Swan Lake is rooted in the Midlands of Ireland, where ancient mythology and the modern world collide.
Funds provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Endowment Fund and the Consulate General of Ireland in Los Angeles.