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Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography 2021

An ONLINE Dance Celebration of Irish Choreographers from Ireland and the Irish diaspora who cross national borders, practices, ethnicities and generations, curated by John Scott.

July 5th – July 9th 2021 - All Performances Free or Donation
Streamed on Facebook live and YouTube live


OVERVIEW
Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography is a Dublin and New York gathering of Irish and Irish-identifying choreographers across national borders and practices to celebrate the age, gender and ethnic diversity in Irish dance and contemporary Irish identity. 

This year's week-long program gives a stage to 30+ 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, 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; panel talks on the evolution of sean-nós dance with Liam O'Scanláin and Siobhán O’Malley; a discussion on Irish dancers and identity through performance and choreography, featuring contributions from Oona Doherty and Zoë Ashe-Browne; and much more.

 

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.

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 
MONDAY 5 JULY
Live online Merce Cunningham Masterclass with Cunningham-trained Ashley Chen |10-11:30
Live online Workshop with Trisha Brown Company's Jamie Scott | 4-5pm
Live online Panel Discussion | 5pm
Performance: BLEED by Tere O’Connor, Artistic Director of Tere O’Connor Dance in NYC | 6pm
Livestreamed Talkback following the film at approximately 7pm


TUESDAY 6 JULY
Live online Merce Cunningham Masterclass with Cunningham-trained Anna Chirescu |10-11:30am
Live online Workshop with Dance Program teacher at Sarah Lawrence College Peggy Gould | 4-5pm

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

Livestreamed Dance Performance | 7:30pm
Livestreamed Talkback following the performance at approximately 8:30pm


WEDNESDAY 7 JULY
Live online Merce Cunningham Masterclass with Dance On Ensemble Artistic Director Ty Boomershine | 10-11:30am
Live online Workshop with William Forsythe Company's Elizabeth Corbett | 4-5pm

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

Livestreamed Dance Performance | 7:30pm
Livestreamed Talkback following the performance at approximately 8:30pm


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


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
Livestreamed Céilí | 7:30pm

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

 

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2021 PARTICIPANTS
Choreographers

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Zoë Ashe-Browne (IRE/BEL)

Tara Brandel (IRE)

Morgan Bullock (USA)
Darrah Carr (USA)


Yoshiko Chuma (JAP/USA)
Seán Curran / Benjamin Freedman (USA)

Joan Davis (IRE)

Justine Doswell (IRE)

Oona Doherty (NI)

Linda Fearon with Caroline Bowditch (IRE/AUS)


Kristyn Fontanella (USA/IRE)

Nic Gareiss (USA)

Jessie Keenan (IRE)


Raja Feather Kelly (USA)
Orla McCarthy (IRE/GER)


Ríonach Ní Néill (IRE)
Fearghus Ó Conchúir (IRE)

Liam O'Scanláin (IRE)

Ingrid Nachstern (IRE)

Tere O’Connor (USA)
Anne O’Donnell (IRE)

Tobi Omoteso and Toviyah Omoteso (IRE)

Ciara Sexton (IRE)

Morleigh Steinberg (USA/IRE)

Róisín Whelan (IRE)

Mintesinot Wolde (IRE)
Mary Wycherley (IRE)

Chris Yon and Taryn Griggs (USA)




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FESTIVAL CREDITS

Curator: John Scott

Céilí Curators: Siobhán O’Malley and Liam Ó Scanláin

Producing Advisor: Maura O’Keefe

Company Manager: Greta Bourke

Production Director: Katherine Reller

Financial Manager: David McConnell

Filmmaker and Advisor: Luca Truffarelli

Streaming Director: Pearse Redmond

Press Officer: Conleth Teevan

Social Media: YESman media

Graphic Art: Form Design

Intern: Leontine Lando

 

Other Dancers/Performers

SHOE HORN/OFFICE by Ingrid Nachstern

Michael Cooney, Millie Daniel-Dempsey, Molly Keane, Ingrid Nachstern, Donking Rongavilla 

BLEED by Tere O’Connor

Tess Dworman, devynn emory, Natalie Green, Michael Ingle, Ryan Kelly, Oisín Monaghan, Cynthia Oliver, Heather Olson, Mary Read, Silas Riener, David Thomson 

THE DEVIL by Oona Doherty

Oona Doherty, Rosie Mullen, Siobhán Barbour 

SEE YOU IN THE GREEN by Mintesinot Wolde

Mintesinot Wolde, Eilise Sullivan and Kate Lohan 

IN THE BELL’S SHADOW by Mary Wycherley and Joan Davis

Joan Davis, Maggie Harvey, Henry Montes, Mary Nunan, Nicholas Twilley and Simon Whitehead 

TILT by Tara Brandel, Croi Glan Integrated Dance Company

Tara Brandel, Oran Leong, Nicholas Nwosu, Tatiana Turner, Niall O’Carroll

ASA by Zoë Ashe-Browne
Zoë Ashe-Browne, Aaron Shaw



A PIECE OF MY HEART by Justine Doswell
Alessandra Azevedo, Joanna Banks, Kama Bugala, Millie Daniel-Dempsey, Rebecca Reilly, Emily Kilkenny Roddy

DANCING THE CORAL SUITE (excerpts) by Darrah Carr

Cavan Byrne, Michelle Esch, Kendal Griffler, Caitlin Kelaghan, Timothy Kochka, Trent Kowalik, Jonathan Matthews, Laura Neese, Melissa Padham-Maass, Alexandra Williamson

Dancer from the Dance was launched at 92nd Street Y in 2019 in collaboration with Irish Arts Center, guest curated by John Scott and supported by Culture Ireland.


 

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Platform Choreographers / Works in Progress 

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Alessandra Azevedo (BRA/IRE)

Cristian Dirocie (DR/IRE)

Fionnuala Doyle-Wade (USA/IRE)


Aphra Hartmann (IRE)

Eoin Ó Fíannachta (IRE)

Simone O'Toole (IRE)

Eileen McClory (NI)
Mufutau Yusuf (IRE)


Classes - In partnership with Dance Ireland 

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Ty Boomershine (USA/GER)—Merce Cunningham 

Ashley Chen (USA/FRA)—Cunningham Technique

Anna Chirescu (USA/FRA)—Contemporary Cunningham


Workshops
 - In partnership with Dance Ireland 

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Elizabeth Corbett (USA)

Peggy Gould (USA)

Jonathan Kelliher (IRE)

Jamie Scott (USA)
 

BOOK CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS >>

Panellists

Zoë Ashe-Browne
 (IRE/BEL)

Sheila Creevey
 (IRE)
Finola Cronin
 (IRE)
Oona Doherty
 (NI)
Christine Kono-Pohlman (USA/GER)

Michael Seaver (IRE)

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