Irish Modern Dance Theatre had an amazing 2019! We had 32 performances of 27 dance works in 20 venues with 51 dancers and 24 choreographers in 11 cities and 7 countries. We participated in 8 festivals, hired 6 guest teachers and gave 18 workshops and talks, and all this was made possible thanks to our 28 partners.


Divine Madness  Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Almost Blue  Cork Midsummer Festival | Echo Echo Festival, Derry

Inventions  Dublin Dance Festival

Dancer from the Dance: Festival of Irish Choreography  Project Arts Centre & Dance Ireland, Dublin | 92Y Harkness Dance Center, New York

Actions  Five Lamps Festival, Dublin | International Rohingya Remembrance Day, VISUAL, Carlow | Racconti Di Altre Danze Festival, Livorno, Italy | John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC

The Bowing Dance, Pidgin, Le Sonambule  VISUAL, Carlow

Merce Cunningham Centenary  Théâtre de la Ville at Espace Cardin, Paris | Dance Place, Washington DC

Heroes  3:e Våningen, Gothenburg, Sweden | Spectacles Sauvages, Festival les Cygnes de Printemps, Paris | Etud and Friends Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria


"Visually striking and infused with an exuberant energy, Divine Madness is something of a wild, bittersweet joy" - Chris O'Rourke, The Arts Review


"Inventions is driven by the sense of falling, of moment-to-moment normality swept away in a self-consuming emotional vortex... The dancing from the entire cast is always laser-focused and impressively committed" - Michael Seaver, The Irish Times

"Highly original and exploratory... every minute of the show is a reminder of the versatility, adaptability, resilience, discipline and strength of singers and dancers" - No More Workhorse

"A full-throated and full-bodied exploration of the physicality of the operatic soprano" - Michael Seaver, The Irish Times

Ranging from simplicity of Mary Nunan to poetic angst of Mufutau Yusuf… to infectious rhythms of Liam O Scanlain… to wild fantasy-inducing people-forest of John Scott” - Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine

Background Photo: Chris Nash

© 2018 John Scott Dance | Irish Modern Dance Theatre

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