Galway Dance Project is delighted to announce a workshop with Michael Keegan-Dolan

The workshop will take place at 10am on Saturday,  July 20th at The Black Box on the Dyke Road in Galway.  The workshop will begin at 10 am sharp and run until 12 Noon.  This is a rare opportunity to work with an icon of both Irish and international contemporary dance.  A high level of dance experience is required to participate.

Galway Dance Project is delighted to offer this workshop together with a ticket to see The Rite of Spring and Petrushka for just €15.

Booking is required. To book, please e-mail or join the event on

For further details on The Rite of Spring and Petrushka as part of Galway Arts Festival, please see:

For more information on Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, please see

Premiering his latest work, a Stravinsky double bill consisting of a reworking of 2009’s The Rite of Spring and Petrushka at this year’s Galway Arts Festival, Keegan-Dolan has had an ongoing connection with Galway and the Festival.  To celebrate this,  Galway Arts Festival is delighted to offer a 10% discount on tickets to Galway Dance Project.  Use the code GDP13 when booking online or at their box-office to avail of discount.

Michael Keegan-Dolan

Director & Choreographer

Michael Keegan-Dolan is the founder and artistic director of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre.   The company is best-known for several groundbreaking and controversial productions, delivered in a unique style blending narrative and physical theatre, dance, speech and song. These include three Olivier award-nominated productions: Giselle (2003) and The Bull (2005) which also won a UK Critics Choice Award and The Rite of Spring (2009).  James, Son of James was made in 2007.   Rian (2011), was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award and for two Bessies.  Over 2012 and 2013 Rian has toured the world, visiting UK, Germany, Spain, Sweden, USA, Australia, France, Hong Kong and Austria. Later in 2013 it will visit Singapore.

Michael’s latest work, a Stravinksy Double Bill consisting of a reimagining of 2009’s The Rite of Spring and a new Petrushka, is receiving its Irish premier in Galway Arts Festival this week.  It premiered in Sadlers’ Wells London in April 2013, before touring to Movimentos, Germany. Later in 2013 it will travel to Brisbane and Melbourne Festival’s in Australia.

Full Galway Dance Project programme details are available at and on Dance Project.  

Galway Dance Project was established in 2011 to support the development of dance in Galway.  It provides a programme of professional level dance classes, workshops and events and is working towards securing a dedicated space for dance in Galway city.

Galway Dance Project is funded by The Arts Council and acknowledges the support of Galway City Council.