Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre
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Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre exploded onto the Irish arts scene in 1997. It is led by Michael Keegan-Dolan, one of Ireland’s most talented, challenging and innovative artists, who demonstrates a thrilling ability to fuse the visual immediacy of dance with the narrative strength of theatre. Fabulous Beast creates productions which have their roots in Ireland and Irish experience, but which deal with universal and often controversial issues in modern society, making them accessible and challenging entertainment for a large audience from diverse backgrounds. The company’s first production at the Firkin Crane Centre, Cork was Sunday Lunch, an examination of the dysfunctional Irish family, preparing for (and surviving) a Sunday lunch.

They have had growing success internationally with their Midland Trilogy which includes two of their Olivier Award-nominated productions Giselle (2003), The Bull (2005), and also James Son of James (2007). These pieces were co-produced with the Dublin Theatre Festival and bite at the Barbican Centre (London), of which Fabulous Beast are Artistic Associates. Their productions prior to Giselle included: Sunday Lunch (1997); Fragile (1999); The Flowerbed (2000); and The Christmas Show (2001).

Keean Doyles Rite of Spring was created in 2009 was nominated for an Olivier Award and was co-produced by the English Nation Opera and Sadlers Wells. It was revived in 2013 as part of the centenary celebrations for Igor Stravinsky’s iconic ballet, which had its riotous first performance in 1913.



Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre – The Rite of Spring & Petrushka