IMDT sends a big thank you to Five Lamps Arts Festival. Heroes and Divine Madness had successful performances recently.
The Choreographic Universe
Sunday January 22, 2023
12pm - 5pm
Dance Cork Firkin Crane, Cork, Co. Cork
Join John Scott, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Irish Modern Dance Theatre, in a workshop concerned with creating/finding a choreographic universe. John will integrate dance, stillness, voice, text and singing. The workshop will explore ways to generate movement and performance material. Scott, known for tireless experimentation, focuses on both personal expression and ensemble work, using observation and sense awareness as an inspiration, finding new and old ways of dancing together in a safe space.
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
Introducing our New Company Manager: Carla Fazio
Carla Fazio is an accomplished dance educator and arts manager who has been bringing dance and creativity to schools and community settings for over 15 years. While working for South Dublin Arts Office, Carla directed the NOISE Moves Youth Dance Festival and EMERGENCE Young Choreographers Programme as well as managing the Creative Ireland South Dublin programme. She collaborated with Tallaght Community Arts in developing the dance strand for Street Arts Academy. She has been funded to work in the community by dlr County Council, SDCC, and DCC as well as participated in TAP and BLAST programmes as a dance facilitator. Carla has performed at numerous venues in New York City and around the Northeastern United States. Her choreography has been presented at the 92nd Street Y, Frederick Loewe Theatre, The Apollo Theater, and the Sanford Meisner Theatre, in New York City. She holds an MA in Dance Education from New York University.
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”
Full article https://wendyperron.com/highlights-of-an-emergent-season/
DANCER FROM THE DANCE FESTIVAL OF IRISH CHOREOGRAPHY JULY 11 -16 2022
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