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2021 is IMDT's 30th Anniversary!

We will be hosting celebrations live and online all year


Inside Dance has elements of step dancing

and is a dance of celebration, defiance,

hope and anxiety. 

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival

New York

Tuesday 18 May at 7pm EST/

Midnight Irish Time

Choreography: John Scott

Filming/editing: Luca Truffarelli

Costumes: Justine Doswell

Dancers: Sibéal Davitt

Conor Thomas Doherty

Minte Getachew Wolde

Music: BLACKFISH (JG Everest & Joel Pickard)

Commissioned by La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, New York


dyad is an evocative duet filmed in the magnificent surroundings of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. 

A meditation on archetype and architecture, this evocative work reflects on the qualities of a woman whose faith and body served as a connection between the human and the divine: Mary / Maryam.

Dublin Dance Festival

Watch from 7pm Thurs 20 May - 11:59pm Mon 31 May​ Book Now

Concept: Justine Doswell, IMDT Associate Artist

Choreography: Justine Doswell in collaboration with the cast

Dancers: Salma Ataya and Justine Cooper

Director of Photography & Film Editing: Luca Truffarelli

Dramaturgy: Katalin Trencsényi

Music Composition & Performance: Mary Barnecutt

Lighting Design: Paul Keogan

Set Design: Andrew Clancy

Costume Design: Katie Davenport

Costume Supervision: Monica Ennis

Sound, Recording & Mix: Sandra O'Mahony

Preliminary Research & Development: Salma Ataya, Ella Clarke, Justine Cooper, Millie Daniel Dempsey, Rebecca Reilly, Emily Kilkenny Roddy

Consultancy: Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, Imam Anwar Shah

Mentorship: Ella Clarke, John Scott

Production Manager: Lisa Mahony

Produced by Irish Modern Dance Theatre

Recorded in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, by kind permission of the Dean, Very Rev Dr William Morton.

Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography 2021

An ONLINE Dance Celebration of Irish Choreographers from Ireland and the Irish diaspora who cross national borders, practices, ethnicities and generations, curated by John Scott.

This year's week-long program from July 5th to 9th gives a stage to 30+ choreographers from the US, Ethiopia, UK, Nigeria, Japan, Germany, Belgium and Ireland, and dancers ranging in age from six to 81. The festival's performances, films, workshops and conversations include a screening of In the Bell’s Shadow, about the work of pioneer Joan Davis; a new work by Yoshiko Chuma, who has been associated with contemporary dance in Ireland since 1986; panel talks on the evolution of sean-nós dance with Liam O'Scanláin and Siobhán O’Malley; a discussion on Irish dancers and identity through performance and choreography, featuring contributions from Oona Doherty and Zoë Ashe-Browne; and much more.

Dancer from the Dance is proudly funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council, and is supported by Dance Ireland, Project Arts Centre, Dance Limerick, Irish Arts Center, New York, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.

Special thanks to Friends of Irish Modern Dance Theatre: President Maureen McSherry. Board: Paul Langland, Aran Maree, John Scott, Carleigh Welsh.




In the Vicinity of the Sun features a joyous celebratory group dance and seven solos by  exceptional Ireland-based dancers of vastly diverse dance backgrounds - from Brazil,Dominican Republic, Ireland and Zimbabwe - in urban locations, linked by water, railways, bridges, pathways – like stars in a solar system moving relative to the Sun.



Streaming begins Friday 21 May at 7pm 


Choreography: John Scott

Filming/editing: Luca Truffarelli

Music: Michael Scott

Costumes: Justine Doswell

Assistant Choreographer: Muirne Bloomer

Choreographic material created by John Scott

in collaboration with the cast and Kevin Coquelard,

Marwan Laser and Nick Nickoloau 

Dancers: Vitor Bassi, Sibéal Davitt, Cristian Dirocie,

Mufaro Gambe, Oran Leong, Simone O’Toole and

Sarah Ryan

Commissioned by Five Lamps Arts Festival

Special thanks to Marino College of Further Education

Watch John Scott in conversation with Roisin Lonergan, 

Artistic Director of Five Lamps Arts Festival

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