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ACTIONS is a physical conversation between two individuals in empty space. Two outstanding male dancers, Kevin Coquelard and Mufutau Yusuf , merge and break apart - a forceful resistance to merging and the breaking up is the motivation for the movement. The dance material is a battle through the space using physicality, lifts, falls, text and sound with the dancers alternately throwing their bodies together then fragmenting into threads of raw movement. ACTIONS is very funny and tender and human. It is performed as a form of ’work in progress.’ The dancers are engaged in a task of executing difficult and exerting dance but also commenting on the dance, their states of mind.

Actions has been seen at Abbey Theatre on the Peacock stage, Dublin Dance FestivalDance BaseCentre Culturel IrlandaisLe Regard du CygneSchwankhalleLa MaMa Experimental Theatre ClubDance LimerickFirkin CraneInternationale Tanzmesse NRWQueer ZagrebProject Arts CentreThe Dock Arts CentreVISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and The George Bernard Shaw TheatreUniversity of Colorado BoulderThe CivicMermaid County Wicklow Arts CentreIrish World AcademyBelltableTown Hall Theatre, Centro Culturel del Bosque, Mexico, The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinehealy.

Choreography: John Scott

Music fragments: Meredith Monk and Michael Galasso


“It’s wonderfully enjoyable, skillfully paced, and full of small surprises..... In its own way, Actions tells us much about affability under pressure, diligence, and a feistiness that doesn’t negate the men’s respect for each other"Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice

"with the athletic twists and syncopated rhythms in John Scott’s becomes a celebration of dance as an art form" - Mary Brennan, The Herald

"in Actions, created by John Scott for Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Daniel Squire (big, brawny and White) and Andre Zachery (compact, wiry and Black) perform to vibrant and witty effect an increasingly sweat-soaked series of movement tasks accompanied only by their own improvised dialogue" - Donald Hutera, London , The Times 

showcase: National Dance Platform Ireland
Tipperary International Dance Festival 2023

October 13 | 2023

Tipperary International Dance Festival

STAC Chapel

Kickham Barracks, Clonmel, Co. Tu

Five Lamps Festival 2019

April 6 | 2019

Five Lamps Festival

Royal Canal, Dublin 1

Marino College, Dublin 1

Teatro Goldoni, Festival of Contemporary Dance 2019

April 13 | 2019

Teatro Goldoni, Festival of Contemporary Dance

Livorno, Italy

John F Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts

July 24 | 2019

John F Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts

Millennium Stage, Washington DC

VISUAL, Carlow

September 22 | 2019

VISUAL, Carlow

Old Dublin Road, Carlow

Athlone Institute of Technology

February 29 | 2020

Athlone Institute of Technology

In association with Origina Chain & BlockW

CESI Annual Conference

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