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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.

The Wanderer

Cork Opera House

€20 / €18

Choreography: John Scott

Lighting Design:  Eric Würtz 

Cast includes: Salma Ataya, Kiribu Akello, Vitor Bassi, Ghaliah Conroy, Favour Odusola, Nina Oiplea and Haile Takabo

Opera Singers: Mairead Buicke (Soprano), Brendan Collins (Baritone), Fearghal Curtis (Tenor)

Filmmaker: Jason Akira Somma

Music: Tom Lane

Libretto: Jessica Traynor

Cloud Study at La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival '22| 29th April- 1st May

John Scott Dance: Cloud Study 

John Scott returns to La MaMa with Cloud Study. Called “powerful and mesmerizing” (The Arts Review), the work uses the idea of clouds as a traveling, dreamy mass that floats above everything, witnessing, dissolving, and carrying storms. Two compelling dancers: Mufutau Yusuf (who performed in Scott’s Fall and Recoverat La MaMa), an Irish dancer born in Nigeria and Taryn Griggs, are running to somewhere or from something, speaking English and Yorùbá, communicating with their bodies, hand signs, and dance.

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 Photograph: Leon Farrell

Choreography: John Scott 

Dancers: Taryn Griggs and Mufutau Yusuf 

Assistant choreographer & costumes: Justine Doswell

Music: Ryan Vial

Lighting: Eric Würtz 

Original cast: Salma Ataya and Mufutau Yusuf


April 29th/30th 8:30PM

Sunday May 1st at 4PM

The Downstairs66 East 4th Street, basement level New York, NY 10003


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Happy New Year from Irish Modern Dance Theatre


irish modern dance theatre 

Artistic Director John Scott and Cheryl Therrien

are holding 


for dancers of all gender identities and ethnicities with a strong technical base for works by John Scott and Merce Cunningham. We are seeking dancers with an open spirit, ability to improvise and work in a collaborative environment. 

Short and Medium term contracts: Autumn 2022-25
Saturday  May 21st, 2022

Dance House

Foley Street, Dublin 1, D01 Y0X8

Enquires to Lallè Nassarene admin@imdt.ie

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