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Festival of Irish Choreography - 11th - 16 th July

A Gathering of Irish and Irish-identifying choreographers who cross national borders, practices, ethnicities and generations, curated by John Scott.

John Scott’s irish modern dance theatre [IMDT] reboots the company’s annual Dancer From The Dance: Festival of Irish Choreography back to a live setting, gathering the best International and Irish choreographers, teachers, performers, filmmakers in dance, to celebrate all that identifies ‘Irishness’ through the medium of dance. The festival will stage live work at indoor and outdoor venues across Dublin, while hosting workshops, classes, panel discussions, gallery work and online performances.

Curated by Irish choreographic visionary John Scott, the festival crosses many borders, practices, ethnicities and generations. This, the 4th edition of the annual dance festival connects dance performers internationally where Ireland is the hub, as the work programmed each year honours the diversity of Irish choreography from around the globe.

Dancer From The Dance 2022 draws national and international attention to Irish choreographers and to the greater Irish diaspora worldwide. Following huge critical success in New York on its founding year in 2019, the festival aims to celebrate age, gender and ethnic diversity of Irish dance artists. After going from strength to strength with the online dance community during the 2020 & 2021 lockdowns Dancer From The Dance Festival has now grown to something special and aims to return to its former self in 2023 commencing the festival in New York before coming to Dublin like it did in 2019.


Cork Opera House in association with Cork Midsummer Festival present

Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork Opera House World Refugee Day - June 20th

An uplifting and exciting new dance opera with music by Tom Lane, libretto by Jessica Traynor, choreography by John Scott with a brilliant multicultural cast of opera singers and dancers and visual projections by the award-winning US dance filmmaker, Jason Akira Somma. Taking inspiration from stories of wandering and migration. Performed on World Refugee Day, The Wanderer promises to be a unique performance event.

Cork Opera House 7pm
Tickets: €20 / €18

Mairead Buicke (Soprano), Brendan Collins (Baritone), Fearghal Curtis (Tenor), Salma Ataya (dancer), Vitor Bassi (dancer), Kiribu Akello (dancer), Ghaliah Conroy (dancer), Favour Odusola (dancer), Simone O’Toole (dancer), Haile Takabo (dancer), Magdalena Hylak (dancer), Alessandra Azevedo (dancer), Conor Doherty (dancer), Hannah Scully (dancer)

Musicians: Olena Lesya Iglody (Violin), Aliona Kliuchka (Cello), Hilda Leader-Galvin(Viola), Tom Lane (Piano and Musical Director)

Choreography by John Scott
Music composed by Tom Lane
Musical Direction by Tom Lane
Libretto by Jessica Traynor
Lighting Design by Sebastian Pizarro
Costume Design by Ciara Fleming
Projections and images by Jason Akira Somma

Funded by an Arts Council Opera Project Award

Cloud Study performed at La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, New-York
April 30th and May 1st

Dancers: Jamie Scott and Mufutau Yusuf 

Choreography: John Scott 

Music: Ryan Vial

Lighting: Eric Würtz, reproduced by Philip Sandströ

Costumes: Justine Doswell, NYC Consultation: Gabriel Berry

In partnership with Irish Arts Center

Supported by Culture Ireland

Originally commissioned by Galway International Arts Festival funded by the Arts Council

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IMPRESSIONS: "Cloud Study" by John Scott at the La MaMa Moves Dance Festival

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