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 Photograph: Leon Farrell

Choreography: John Scott 

Dancers: Taryn Griggs and Mufutau Yusuf 

Assistant choreographer & costumes: Justine Doswell

Music: Ryan Vial

Lighting: Eric Würtz 

Original cast: Salma Ataya and Mufutau Yusuf


April 29th/30th 8:30PM

Sunday May 1st at 4PM

The Downstairs66 East 4th Street, basement level New York, NY 10003

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Leitrim Dance Festival | 18-22nd April


This year Leitrim Dance Festival 2022 primarily focuses on the development of dance artists through:

- Daily master classes (11am-4.30pm) at The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick on Shannon with professional dancers John Scott & Colin Dunne and musicians Ultan O Brien & Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin.

John Scott, IMDT Artistic Director, and Colin Dunne are lead mentors for Leitrim Dance Festival at The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-On-Shannon.

The Dock Arts Centre, 18-22nd April


11am-4.30pm Daily Master classes

9pm Nightly Music & Dance sessions

20th-21st Concerts

- Nightly Music & dance sessions will be held at Cryan’s Teach Ceoil which are open to the public to attend.

- 2 concerts featuring Caitlín Nic Gabhann, Laoise Kelly, Stephanie Keane, Jonathan Kelliher, Aindrias De Staic, Siobhán O Donnell, Jackie O Riley, Joey Abarta, Áirc Damhsa, Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin & Ultan O Brien.



​Ówe at Irish Arts Center

"When the charismatic Mufutau Yusuf is onstage, it’s hard to look anywhere else"—NEW YORK TIMES

One of Europe’s most electrifying dance artists, seen previously in New York with Irish Modern Dance Theatre at La MaMa and 92Y’s Fridays at Noon series, Mufutau Yusuf makes his full-length NYC choreographic debut with Òwe—“proverb” in the Yoruba language. Using personal and found archival material as concept, visual design and soundscape, and with a highly-charged amalgam of traditional and contemporary movement, Yusuf seeks to decode his personal identity through the lens of the ancestral.

April 21-24th


Thu-Sat | 8pm
Sun | 2pm

Choreographer/Performer: Mufutau Yusuf

Visual designer: Luca Truffarelli 
Lighting designer: Matt Burke 
Sound designer: Riccardo Vechiarelli
Costume/Prop designer: Nina Lopez Le Gallaird

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                              Irish Modern Dance Theatre presents

                                                              Dance Evolution


                                      An exciting dance event for Five Lamps Arts Festival

                                                                  Choreography by John Scott

                                                                      Music by Michael Scott
























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Photograph: Luca Truffarelli


IMDT artistic Director, John Scott in a panel discussion about diverse practices and approaches at Mother Tongues Festival, on the 21st February at 5pm.

John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre creates an exciting dance event using material from Scott’s ‘Evolutions’ and ‘Cloud Study’, based on the idea of travel, running and migration for two outstanding international dancers: Salma Ataya, Palestine and Favour Odusola, Nigeria, performed in the CHQ space beside EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum. The dancers articulate their sense of movement and travel in the stunning open space of CHQ, dancing their dreams and communicating with their bodies, words, hand signs and dance. 


Photograph: Ewa Figaszewska

Salma Ataya 

Favour Odusola



Open call - CROWD International Dance Residency

Application deadline: 10am (GMT), Monday 21 March 2022

The CROWD network calls for dance artists from across Denmark, England, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) in Germany, Norway and Scotland to apply for the 2022 dance residency programme, CROWD – international dance exchange.

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The programme aims to support dance artists with an established practice in community engaged dance making to build their professional network, exchange experience with others in the field and develop their practice while generating new knowledge in the area of community engagement in dance. 

The CROWD network is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community and we encourage applications from those from under-represented backgrounds. We have bursaries and support in place to accommodate applicants with additional access needs or caring responsibilities and we’d be happy to discuss any of this with applicants prior to submitting an application.

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Initiated by the Goethe-Institut


dyad at Dance Limerick


St John's Church, John's Square, Limerick, 7pm

Thursday 20th January 2022

At Dance Limerick this January, catch the Live Premiere of the highly acclaimed dyad by Justine Doswell, resident artist with Irish Modern Dance Theatre. Having been presented at Dublin Dance Festival in 2021 to rave reviews in the form of a performance film, we are delighted to bring you the first ever live performance of dyad.

More information here



In the Vicinity of the Sun

at festival 'IV DIA DE LOS REYES'

in Museum of Boulder, Colorado, USA

2nd-6th January 2022

The festival 'IV DIA DE LOS REYES' includes on-site and online performances and offers us the possibility to enjoy music, dance, short films, workshops and more from performers and artists from different parts of the world.

Our dance film 'In the Vicinity of the Sun', commissioned by Five Lamps Arts Festival 2021 and produced by Irish Modern Dance Theatre, is being screened at this festival.

Watch the film 'In the Vicinity of the Sun'



irish modern dance theatre 

Artistic Director John Scott and Cheryl Therrien

are holding 


for dancers of all gender identities and ethnicities with a strong technical base for works by John Scott and Merce Cunningham. We are seeking dancers with an open spirit, ability to improvise and work in a collaborative environment. 

Short and Medium term contracts: Autumn 2022-25
Saturday  May 21st, 2022

Dance House

Foley Street, Dublin 1, D01 Y0X8

Enquires to Lallè Nassarene

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Cloud Study at La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival '22

John Scott Dance: Cloud Study 

John Scott returns to La MaMa with Cloud Study. Called “powerful and mesmerizing” (The Arts Review), the work uses the idea of clouds as a traveling, dreamy mass that floats above everything, witnessing, dissolving, and carrying storms. Two compelling dancers: Mufutau Yusuf (who performed in Scott’s Fall and Recoverat La MaMa), an Irish dancer born in Nigeria and Taryn Griggs, are running to somewhere or from something, speaking English and Yorùbá, communicating with their bodies, hand signs, and dance.

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