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Irish Modern Dance Theatre’s performance of ‘Night Wandering’ is part of MERCE CUNNINGHAM TRUST’s FREE ONLINE CENTENNIAL REPERTORY FESTIVAL.

JULY 13th - AUGUST 9th


Choreography: Merce Cunningham

Reset for IMDT by Jean Freebury

Music: Bo Nilsson

Costumes: Robert Rauschenberg, re-constructed by Catherine Garnier

Dancers: Kevin Coquelard and Julie Cunningham 

Pianist: Adam Tendler

Performed at 92nd Street Y, New York, February 10th, 2017

Inventions at internationale tanzmesse nrw 2020 ONLINE

Inventions was selected for a Studio Showing at internationale tanzmesse nrw 2020. The fair & festival will not take place from 26-30 August due to  the COVID-19 pandemic. In its place, Tanzmesse has launched an online programme to present the Tanzmesse 2020 artists. See Inventions here

Inventions centres around two extraordinary women: Belfast-based Oona Doherty, one of Europe's most gifted dance artists, and 85-year-old American dance legend Valda Setterfield, of Merce Cunningham and David Gordon Pick Up Group. Inventions follows echoes of an angel falling perpetually into an abyss, in a series of solos and duets.

"Inventions is driven by the sense of falling, of moment-to-moment normality swept away in a self-consuming emotional vortex... The dancing from the entire cast is always laser-focused and impressively committed" - Michael Seaver, The Irish Times

Choreography: John Scott

Dancers: Ashley Chen, Kevin Coquelard, Oona Doherty, Valda Setterfield, Mufutau Yusuf

Music: Tom Lane

Lighting: Eric Wurtz

Costumes: Justine Doswell 

Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography

An ONLINE Dance Celebration with 30 Dance Works and 11 Film Screenings by 32 Choreographers from Ireland and the USA who cross national borders, practices, ethnicities and generations, curated by John Scott, produced by Irish Modern Dance Theatre.

JUNE 29 - JULY 3, 2020


John Scott is currently in

Zoom rehearsals for a new work, 'MIGRATION SONATA' 

commissioned by 

Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Dancers include:

Conor Thomas Doherty

Magdalena Hylak 

Mufutau Yusuf


Actions' at John F. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, Washington DC. 

John Scott performing  ‘Heroes, a socially  distancing fragment’ at Cafe La MaMa Take 4, New York, April  28th 2020.

Award-winning film 'Proclamation' based on the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic, by Jason Akira Somma and John Scott. 

Watch full performance of 'Fall and Recover', our work created with Survivors of  Torture from SPIRASI, (Spiritan Asylum Services Initiative), original premiere at Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

Watch interview here by Patricia Lent, Director of Licensing at Merce Cunningham Trust, with John Scott on IMDT’s productions of Merce Cunningham’s 'Night Wandering’ and ’Totem Ancestor'

© 2018 John Scott Dance | Irish Modern Dance Theatre

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