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Sunday, February 02, 2020

INTERVIEW: Amit Noy, Dancer (Mám - '90 minutes of ritualised ecstasy') International Festival Of The Arts

One of the most exciting dance projects coming to this year’s International Festival of the Arts is MÁM, Directed and choreographed by Michael Keegan-Dolan and brought to you by his dance company Teaċ Daṁsa.

Michael Keegan-Dolan
This has been described as “90 minutes of ritualized ecstasy” by The Irish Times).  “Alternately playful and provocative, funny and frightening, MÁM is a stirring, sensuous showcase of the emotional power of the physical form.”

Michael has a strong connection with this Festival, starting in 2008, with his productions of Giselle, Rian (2014)
and Swan Lake / Loch na hEala (2018). In 2019 he got closer, with a six-week residency, Made in Wellington, where Michael and his artistic collaborators began the creation of MÁM.

His latest production, MÁM  brings together virtuoso Irish traditional concertina player Cormac Begley, the European classical, contemporary collective, stargaze and 12 international dancers from the Teaċ Daṁsa company, including my guest dancer Amit Noy.  Amit studied in Wellington at toi Whakaari and has just graduated.  Late last year I caught him the day before he was about to jump on a plane over to Europe to join rehearsals with Teaċ Daṁsa as part of the cast of MÁM coming to the International Festival of the Arts this month.  Listen to the interview below -

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See MÁM Thursday 5 - Sunday 8 March 2020 TSB Arena

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