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Friday & Saturday| 8 p.m.

November 17, 2023
November 18, 2023

$50 Reception (includes ticket) – Friday, Nov. 17 ONLY
$35 | $5 Fairfield University student
Quick Member: $25

In Ireland we love telling stories, and whenever I retell a memory, I make it sound much more interesting than it really was…

—Michael Keegan-Dolan

MáM brings together the virtuoso, Irish traditional concertina player Cormac Begley with the European classical contemporary collective stargaze and 12 international dancers from his Teaċ Daṁsa company. Mám – Gaelic for ‘mountain pass,’ as well as ‘under the yoke of sin,’ or maybe even ‘a handful of sweets!’ – follows the success of Keegan-Dolan’s acclaimed re-imagining of Swan Lake, becoming a meeting place between classical and traditional, the local and the universal: “another mythic yet timely production that acknowledges how life’s polarities can on occasion come together and find resolution.”

The Humanities Institute, Irish Studies Program, and the Quick Center for the Arts invite you to a conversation with Senior Fellow in Practice, Michael-Keegan Dolan

The conversation will feature:

  • Sunil Purushotham, PhD, Director of the Humanities Institute
  • William Abbott, PhD, Irish Studies Program
  • Nels Pearson, PhD, Director of the English Department


Join us for a robust conversation informed by a sense of place that will nurture a deeper and more meaningful connection with the traditions, language, dance, and music of Ireland.

Quick Center for the Arts
Monday, November 20, 2023
5 – 7 p.m.
Including a shared meal

RSVP by November 17th to Quickboxoffice@fairfield.edu.


I gave up searching for story and suddenly discovered something better. As dancers…moved, connected, intertwined and disentangled across the stage … I stopped thinking in words and started understanding ideas that seemed to be coming from a deeper, richer place.

—The Irish Times

The dancers and players of MÁM embody every human emotion during their dazzling 90-minute marathon.”


WATCH the MáM Dance Trailer → READ a Review of Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Newest Work → Take a SNEAK PEEK at What's Coming to the Quick Stage →
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