Huge hit 'How to be a Dancer in Seventy-two Thousand Easy Lessons' comes to Galway International Arts Festival

26 June 2023

A huge hit at Dublin Theatre Festival last year, How To Be A Dancer In Seventy-Two Thousand Easy Lessons is a dance show not to be missed.

Teaċ Daṁsa and Gate Theatre's How to be a Dancer in Seventy-two Thousand Easy Lessons is by Micheal Keegan-Dolan and directed by Rachael Poirier and Adam Silverman. This is a joyous and powerful coming of age work which is both playful and provocative.

A dance down a rabbit hole of nationality, identity, racism, body-image, culture, death, love, ancestor worship, veneration, innocence and experience, sexuality and shame, defiance, humiliation and awakening.

Galway International Arts Festival is delighted that audiences will have a chance to experience for themselves this extraordinary piece this July. Running from 17-22 July, tickets are on sale now from giaf.ie.

From an Ireland in the 1970s to the present day, How To Be A Dancer In Seventy-Two Thousand Easy Lessons blurs the boundaries between what is lived and what is imagined, between history and destiny, between fact and fiction.

Written and choreographed by Michael Keegan-Dolan who returned to the stage for the first time in over twenty years for this production, alongside dancer and life-time collaborator Rachel Poirier.

★★★★★
‘We leave uplifted, Poirier and Keegan-Dolan having conveyed by the chemistry of music and movement and intangible, lingering, joyous energy.’

The Irish Examiner


★★★★★
‘A treasure trove of large and little joys.’

The Arts Review


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


DATES & TIMES:

17–22 July, 7pm

Matinee Saturday 22 July, 1pm

No show Thursday 20 July

1 hour and 30 minutes, no interval

Black Box Theatre, Galway

TICKETS: €25-€30

Galway International Arts Festival would like to acknowledge the support of its principal funding agencies the Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland; its Drinks Partner Heineken; and Education Partner University of Galway.