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2021 is IMDT's 30th Anniversary!
We will be hosting celebrations live and online all year

Dancer From the Dance 2021
Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography 2021

 

An ONLINE Gathering of Irish and Irish-identifying choreographers 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 39  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, classes and 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; a live Panel Discussion 'Dancing Memory: Defining Identity Through Dance Performance and Creation' moderated by Dr Aoife McGrath and featuring contributions from Zoë Ashe-Browne, Jazmin Chiodi, Sheila Creevey, Finola Cronin, Oona Doherty, Alexandre Iseli, Christine Kono-Pohlman and Michael Seaver; and a panel talk on the evolution of sean-nós dance 'Pure Pathways: Progression and Tradition in Irish Dance' moderated by Liam O'Scanláin and Siobhán O’Malley.

"Launched in 2019, Scott's personal crusade to promote Irish choreographers on the global stage began as a labour of love to challenge limiting, confused, and often negative notions about Irish choreography and identity... the festival's growth over the past three years has been staggering... Scott's determination has this year’s festival shining a light on some of our finest choreographers, and dance film makers, positioned as part of a global practice and historic tradition, commanding form and space with the very best. [The Festival suggests] "that Irish choreography, like being Irish, like dance itself, and dance on film, is everything you thought it  was and everything you thought it wasn't. And lots in between you never thought possible or never thought of at all. Shaping identity, and dance, well into the future."

Chris O'Rourke, The Arts Review, July 2021

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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 

MONDAY 5 JULY
Live online Merce Cunningham Masterclass with Cunningham-trained Ashley Chen |10-11:30
Live online Workshop: 'Dancing through form, Following instinct' with Trisha Brown Company's Jamie Scott | 4-5pm
Live online Panel Discussion | 5pm

"Dancing Memory: Defining Identity Through Dance Performance and Creation"
Performance: BLEED by Tere O’Connor, Artistic Director of Tere O’Connor Dance/NYC | 6pm
Livestreamed Talkback following the film at approximately 7pm
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TUESDAY 6 JULY
Live online Merce Cunningham Masterclass with Cunningham-trained Anna Chirescu |10-11:30am
Live online Workshop: 'Functional Anatomy/Symmetry/Asymmetry' with Peggy Gould | 4-5pm

Screening of In the Bell's Shadow, a film by Mary Wycherley and Joan Davis | 6pm

Gathering 1: Livestreamed Dance Performance | 7:30pm
Livestreamed Talkback following the performance at approximately 8:30pm
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WEDNESDAY 7 JULY
Live online Merce Cunningham Masterclass with Dance On Ensemble Artistic Director Ty Boomershine | 10-11:30am
Live online Workshop: William Forsythe Improvisation Technologies with Elizabeth Corbett | 4-5pm

Gathering 2: Platform Performance of Works in Progress/Emerging Choreographers | 6pm

Gathering 3: Livestreamed Dance Performance | 7:30pm
Livestreamed Talkback following the performance at approximately 8:30pm
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THURSDAY 8 JULY
Live online Merce Cunningham Masterclass with with Dance On Ensemble Artistic Director Ty Boomershine |10-11:30am
Live online Workshop: William Forsythe Improvisation Technologies with Elizabeth Corbett | 4-5pm

Performance: Tilt by Tara Brandel, Croi Glan Integrated Dance Company | 6pm
Gathering 4: Screendance | 7:30pm
Livestreamed Talkback following the performance at approximately 8:30pm
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FRIDAY 9 JULY
Live online Merce Cunningham Masterclass with with Dance On Ensemble Artistic Director Ty Boomershine |10-11:30am
Live online Traditional Irish Dance (Munnix) Workshop with Siamsa Tíre Artistic Director Jonathan Kelliher | 4-5pm
Gathering 5: Livestreamed Céilí | 7:30pm

Livestreamed Panel Talk on  current sean-nós dance practice | 8:30pm
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BOOK CLASSES >>

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​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. 
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