Dance Cork Firkin Crane Presents:
20 October, 2023 @ 7.30pm
21 October, 2023 @ 7.30pm
John Redmond Street, Shandon, Cork
"John Scott is a Choreographer, Dancer and Operatic tenor, who uses the universe of German operatic heroes in his work: Beethoven’s ‘Fidelio’, Wagner’s ‘Die Walkure’ and ‘Siegfried’, Weber’s Der Freischutz. In Heroes, Scott, who has studied and performed with voice/dance pioneer Meredith Monk, creates a journey that is a dance physicalisation of music, through the physicality of his astonishing voice, to show two selves, human and mythological. Heroes is framed through interaction with Jonathan Burrows’ collaborator, Matteo Fargion.
Scott channels the characters, battling impossible dark forces, making the mythological personal. Heroes has been performed at Racconti di Altre Danze Festival, Livorno, Italy, Harkness Dance Center at the 92nd Street Y, New York, Festival Etud, Sofia, Bulgaria, Sounded Bodies Festival, Zagreb, 3u Vänigen, Gothenburg, Sweden, The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick on Shannon, Wexford Arts Centre, Echo Echo Festival. Derry, Mullingar Arts Centre.
'What a crazy, lovely, intimate, boldly interactive, hilarious way to learn the stories from opera – and experience John Scott’s booming voice and staggering body whiz past us' - Wendy Perron – Editor Dance Magazine"
IMDT | Merce Cunningham Trust | Irish Arts Centre International Residency
New York City, USA | December 4 - 17, 2022
IMDT is delighted to be a recipient of the Arts Council's International Residency Initiatives Scheme. We will be undertaking an International Residency Merce Cunningham Trust in partnership with Irish Arts Center, New York. From December 4 - 17...more
OTHELLO (maybe a dance)
Dance Cork Firkin Crane October 21 & 22 | Project Arts Centre, Dublin October 26 - 29
John Scott explores relationships, race, identity, and domestic violence in a physical approach to Shakespeare’s Othello, leading the audience on a journey – weaving dance and music.
The cast includes Favour Odusola, Mufutau Yusuf, Magdalena Hylak, Vitor Bassi, and Conor Thomas Doherty. Film and video by Rolex Award winner Jason Akira Somma. With a special appearance by veteran NYC dancer Valda Setterfield on film.
This is John Scott’s second Shakespeare work: his award-winning Lear, commissioned by Kilkenny Arts Festival, was a major success in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, New York Live Arts, Edinburgh Fringe(Herald Angel Award), and Dance Cork Firkin Crane.
Choreography John Scott | Lighting Eric Wurtz | Film and Video Jason Akira Somma
FIRKIN CRANE DANCE CORK
OCTOBER 22 & 29: BOOK TICKETS>
Tickets: €15 / €12 Concession
Show Time: 19:30 | 60mins
PROJECT ARTS CENTRE DUBLIN
OCTOBER 26 - 29: BOOK TICKETS>>
Tickets: €18/14 | Early Bird: €14/12 until 30 Sept!
Show Time: 19:30 | 60mins
INTERNATIONAL TANZMESSE, Düsseldorf
IMDT’s Artistic Director, John Scott is attending Internationale Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf with the Dance Ireland delegation, supported by Culture Ireland. The delegation will be at Area 19, NRW Forum, 1st - 3rd September between 10am and 2pm.
PERFORMANCES OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2022
October 16th Heroes | Racconti Di Altre Danze Festival, Livorno, Italy
October 21st, 22nd Othello (maybe a dance ) | Dance Cork Firkin Crane
October 26th - 29th Othello (maybe a dance ) | Project Arts Centre
Incl 6pm Platform sharing performance October 28th by IMDT Associate artist Justine Doswell and other artists tbc.
November 2nd Cloud Study, Uilin West Cork Arts Centre
CLOUD STUDY, NY
Cloud Study at La MaMa Moves Dance Festival, New York, has been included in Dance Magazine’s Editor at Large, Wendy Perron’s ‘Season Highlights’. Other choreographers on the list include Bill T Jones\ ‘Deep Blue Sea’, Akram Kahn’s ‘Giselle’, Hofesh Schechter’s ‘Cave’, Justin Peck’s ‘Partita’ and revivals of works by Trisha Brown, Paul Taylor and Doris Humphrey.
Perron described ‘Cloud Study’ “Effervescent but infused with an ominous sense of danger, it seemed to be about searching and finding something different than what was expected. Both physical and metaphysical, it was danced and spoken by New Yorker Jamie Scott and Nigerian-Irish Mufutau Yusuf, two terrific contemporary dancers with a wondrous, subtle, spontaneous rapport”
DANCER FROM THE DANCE FESTIVAL OF IRISH CHOREOGRAPHY JUNE 24 - 28 2023
John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre 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.
Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork Opera House World Refugee Day - June 20th
Cork Opera House
€20 / €18
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.
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
Supported by the Arts Council
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 Sandström
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