Theatre and Dance NI in partnership with the MAC and supported by Idlewild Trust, are thrilled to welcome Michael-Keegan Dolan for a five-day intensive in Belfast.

Over five days, Director and Choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan will share ways of working; developed with dancers, actors, and musicians over many years, that identify and celebrate practices useful for creative work in dance and in theatre.

Through action and working together with elemental forces, energetic dynamics, and the skilful application of the senses, we will play with story, rhythm, music, and space to cultivate a lively and healthy group dynamic where creativity and imagination can flourish.

The intensive will run from Monday 5th – Friday 9th February 2024 at the MAC, Belfast.

Schedule is as follows:

0900 – 1030 – MKD Training

1030 – 1330 – MKD Workshop

1330 – 1500 – Lunch

1500 – 1630 – MKD Workshop

16:30 – 17:00 – Dialogue Session

This five-day intensive is open to dancers, actors and musicians of 21 years or older with previous experience. We welcome local, national and international applicants.



Please attach any videos as a YouTube/Dropbox/We Transfer/Vimeo link within the application form. Please ensure with the link can view/download the file without a password).

As there are only 20 spaces available, only the first 100 applications will be considered.

Applications close on Thursday 4th January 2024 at 5pm.


TDNI Member Rate – £150

Non – Member Rate – £300

If you are not a current TDNI member as of 19th December 2023 you may only avail of the non-member rate.

If you have any questions, please contact Please note, the office will be closed from 5pm Thursday 21st December and will reopen on Wednesday 3rd January 2024.

For more information about Michael Keegan-Dolan and his work please visit

This project is supported with studio partnership from the MAC, Belfast and funded by Idlewild Trust.

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Our principal funder is Arts Council of Northern Ireland