Dancer From the Dance 2021
DANCER from the DANCE 2022: Workshops and Dance Classes
In partnership with Dance Ireland
Festival Talk : Roots and Traces: What it means to be an Irish dancer 

Monday 11 July, 5:00PM | €5 (includes refreshments)

Show Time: 5pm (60 mins)

Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography is a gathering of Irish and Irish identifying choreographers that transcends boundaries of dance practice, gender, ethnicity, age, and ability in Irish dance and contemporary Irish identity.

Join us on Monday evening for an in depth look at what it means to be an Irish dancer in the contemporary dance world.

Panelists include Sibeal Davitt and Gearoid Solan with more to be announced.


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Festival: Gathering One

Tuesday 12 July,   7:30pm | €16/12 Earlybird Offer

Book a ticket for Gathering OneTwo and Three for €45 | €33

Show Time: 7:30pm (75 mins)

 

John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre [IMDT] 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.

Gathering One is a mixed bill featuring rising and returning choreographers featuring a blend of dance genres and styles. Choreographers include Ali Clarke, Darrah Carr Dance, Gearóid Solan, Ghaliah Conroy, Kate Wilson/Undercurrent and Sibéal Davitt.

 


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DFTD Festival : Gathering Two

Wednesday 13 July, 7:30pm | €16/12 Earlybird Offer

Tickets: €18 | €14

Early Bird offer until 8 July: €16/€12

Book a ticket for Gathering OneTwo and Three for €45 | €33

Show Time: 7:30pm (70 mins)

John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre [IMDT] 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.

Gathering Two is a mixed bill featuring an eclectic mix of choreographers including Ruaidhri Maguire, Siamsa Tire with Jonathan Kelliher and Jimmy Hickey, Mary Nunan, Tobi Balogun, and Fearghus Ó Conchúir with Isabella Oberlander.

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DFTD Festival : PLATFORM

Thursday 14 July,  5:30pm

Tickets: €12 | €10

Show Time: 5:30pm (60 mins)

                   Space Upstairs - Project Arts Centre

John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre [IMDT] 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.

Dancer from the Dance Festival presents Platform, an evening of works in progress from emerging choreographers. Choreographers include Niamh McPhillips, Favour Odusola, and Alessandra Azevedo.

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DFTD Festival : Gathering Three

Thursday 14 July,  7:30pm

Tickets: €18 | €14

Early Bird offer until 8 July: €16/€12

Book a ticket for Gathering OneTwo and Three for €45 | €33

Show Time: 7:30pm (75 mins)

 

John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre [IMDT] 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.

Gathering Three is a mixed bill featuring various genres and styles of dance. Choreographers include Gearóid Solan, Simone O’Toole, Millie Daniel-Dempsey, Favour Odusola, and a film by Keira Martin.

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Elizabeth Corbett

Wednesday 7 July and Thursday 8 July,  4pm IST / 5pm CET / 11am EST
Live Zoom Workshop: William Forsythe Improvisation Technologies and Phrase Modification with Elizabeth Corbett. Open to professional level dancers and advanced level participants.

 

As a dancer with William Forsythe's company in Frankfurt, Corbett explored many new dialogues in dance. Forsythe’s companies blazed a trail for contemporary dance for more than 40 years. One of the evolving projects was the development of systems-based, real-time movement analysis approaches termed Improvisation Technologies. Evolving concepts and methodologies will be explored in Corbett’s classes. These can be used as tools for performed improvisation, as inspiration for choreographic material, or in developing new dialogues. Dancers are  invited to play with systems-based improvisation and to share their dance knowledge.  

 

Elizabeth Corbett danced with the Joffrey Ballet and the Milwaukee Ballet before she moved to Europe. There, she became a soloist with William Forsythe's Frankfurt Ballet and danced for over a decade in works including Love Songs, Artifact, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated, Enemy in the Figure, Steptext, Behind the China Dogs and other Forsythe works. Ms. Corbett now teaches ballet, improvisation technologies, and Forsythe repertory internationally. She was Dance Coordinator for Anne Teresa DeKeersmaeker's school of contemporary dance, PARTS, in Brussels from 1999 - 2005 and danced in a work created for her by Ms. DeKeesmaeker in a Rosas/Impulstanz production called With/For/By. She has been choreographic assistant to William Forsythe, Ms. De Keersmaeker and for Robert Wilson in productions for the Paris Opera and Rosas. Ms. Corbett has taught classes and workshops for dance companies, festivals and schools around the world including Dance Ireland, PARTS/Rosas, Impulstanz Vienna, Cullberg Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, University of the Arts Philadelphia, Movement Research, Dance Platform Istanbul, Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts and Beijing Dance Academy. She received her MFA from Hollins University in 2019 and has contributed works in Memphis, to New Ballet Ensemble Company and School since 2007. 
Photo: Agnes Noltenius.


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Jonathan Kelliher

Friday 9 July,  4pm IST / 5pm CET / 11am EST
Live Zoom Irish Traditional Dance (Munnix) Workshop. Open to all, no previous dance experience necessary.

 

Traditional Irish Dance Master Jonathan Kelliher will deliver a workshop in the very unique and beautiful North Kerry “Munnix” style traditional Irish dance. This style dates to the early 1700s and was handed down through the generations to present day by traditional dance masters.

Dance experience is an advantage but not required as Jonathan will give you the history of this special dance style from North Kerry and teach you the basic steps and how to put them together.

 

Jonathan Kelliher is the Artistic Director of Siamsa Tíre’s National Folk Theatre programme. He has been studying the North Kerry style of dance since the age of 6 and followed in the footsteps of a long line of North Kerry Dance Masters to become one of the most respected voices in discussing the style, its history and is known as one of the best exponents of the style in Ireland.

He has performed in and directed numerous productions for Siamsa Tíre, including Evolution for the Dublin Fringe Festival, Tearmann, Rithim/Rhythm, a collaboration with Printz Dance project. In 2009 he directed Moriarty, he performed in What the Folk at the Dublin & Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.  He directed and performed in Anam for Dublin Dance Festival in 2016 and directed An Ghaoth Aniar for Siamsa Tíre in 2018.

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