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EVOLUTIONS, by John Scott, is a dance celebration based on the idea that no member of the same species is alike.
EVOLUTIONS weaves ideas of bloodlines, migration, assimilation and adaptation in an ever- evolving landscape for seven extraordinary dancers with backgrounds ranging from Merce Cunningham to Capoeira, to street dance, using bird-flight pathways as a choreographic map.
EVOLUTIONS is joyous and very beautiful
EVOLUTIONS is sharing
EVOLUTIONS acts like a camera or an eye on what is happening everywhere
EVOLUTIONS has dancers from Brazil, France, Ireland, Nigeria, Poland

Choreography: John Scott

Lighting Design: Eric Würtz

Sound/Music: Michael Scott | Tom Bogdan (tenor) and Harry Huff (piano) performing Amor De Guerra by composer Robert Moran

Dancers: Alessandra Azevedo, Ashley Chen, Magdalena Hylak, Oran Leong, Favour Odusola, Sarah Ryan. (Understudy: Elysia McMullen)

Project Arts Centre

October 27-30 | 2021


"The sequences are sublimely designed and executed; the dancers advance and retreat, gather and separate, exploit the space, extending limbs, rolling and flipping and like a murmuration of starlings... Above all, this dance is about human action: joyful, playful, reflective and celebratory, perfect for these times." - Seona Mac Reamoinn, The Irish Times

"With Evolutions, John Scott proves to be one step ahead of the creative posse... Scott explores how dancers from different backgrounds might establish connectedness. Yet echoes of how we might re-establish lost connections in a world now defined by physical distance loom large. Creating a piece both light and fresh." - Chris O'Rourke, The Arts Review

"This is yet another enjoyable work from Irish Modern Dance Theatre who continue to reflect the changing face of Irish

society."No More Workhorse


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