Swan Lake / Loch na hEala (dance theatre)

In 2016 Danny collaborated with his then-bandmates in Slow Moving Clouds to create an original score for Teac Damsa's Swan Lake / Loch nahEala. Danny has performed live with the touring Swan Lake company since it's premiere at the 2016 Dublin Theatre Festival.

Rooted in a place where ancient Irish mythology and modern Ireland meet, Swan Lake / Loch na hEala is a Swan Lake for our time. Dance is interwoven with storytelling, song and live music performed by a company of 13 world-class performers. The Dublin based band Slow Moving Clouds has created a new score that combines Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences. A critically acclaimed debut for Michael Keegan-Dolan’s new company, Teaċ Daṁsa.

Swan Lake / Loch na hEala has toured the world including to Sadler’s Wells London, Stuttgart, Wellington, Sydney, Seoul, Toronto, Hong Kong and Moscow. It won the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best production in 2017 and the 2018 UK National Dance Award for Best Modern Choreography.

Danny Diamond & Aki in Swan Lake
(photo by Marie-Laure Briane)
Michael Keegan-Dolan - Swan Lake/Loch na hEala - Trailer (Sadler's Wells)