How to Be a Dancer in Seventy-two Thousand Easy Lessons

How to Be a Dancer in Seventy-two Thousand Easy Lessons

Sunday, 10 September 2023, 8.00pm
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Teaċ Daṁsa and the Gate Theatre bring How to Be a Dancer in Seventy-two Thousand Easy Lessons to The Everyman as part of Sounds from a Safe Harbour.

From an Ireland in the 1970s to the present day, How to Be a Dancer in Seventy-two Thousand Easy Lessons bends boundaries between what is lived and what is imagined, between history and destiny, between fact and fiction.

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.

How to Be a Dancer in Seventy-two Thousand Easy Lessons is a dance down a rabbit hole: nationality, identity, racism, body-image, culture, death, love, ancestor worship, veneration, innocence and experience, sexuality and shame, defiance, humiliation and awakening.

Every Night & every Morn
Some to Misery are Born
Every Morn and every Night
Some are Born to sweet delight
Some are Born to sweet delight
Some are Born to Endless Night

William Blake (1757-1827) PRESS

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

“Full of humanity and humour… Grab a ticket is you can” – The Irish Independent

“Full of brilliant theatrical touches” – The Irish Independent

★★★★ “The key part of the story, fittingly and thrillingly, is told here in symbol, movement and music.” – Irish Examiner

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Added by The Everyman on 19 May 2023

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