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July 5th to 9th


Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography 2021An ONLINE Dance Celebration of Irish Choreographers from Ireland and the Irish diaspora who cross national borders, practices, ethnicities and generations, curated by John Scott.
































Sword Dance Aria by John Scott for AxisBREATHE 

Filmed and Edited by Luca Truffarelli

















Axis Arts Centre, Ballymun included ’Sword Dance Aria' by John Scott, filmed and edited by Luca Truffarelli as part of AxisBREATHE. During Pride Month Axis Ballymun is running the AxisBREATHE series by broadcasting short clips daily, to offer viewers a few minutes of calm, of beauty, of distraction, of contemplation.

These will feature creative and artistic works from 30 LGBTQ+ artists and allies specially curated by axis. Poetry, Dance, Visual Arts, Music, Song, Silence. 


Dances for inside and Outside 

at Philadelphia Dance Projects DANCE UP CLOSE 



Sunday March 14th



















John Scott Professional Dance Workshop on Wednesday 7 April

as part of Leitrim Dance Festival 2021

We are delighted to announce Irish Modern Dance Theatre has been awarded an Arts Council Opera Commission Award to create a dance opera, ‘The Wanderer’, with music by Tom Lane and libretto by Jessica Traynor.

John Scott, Founder and Artistic Director of IMDT is elected to Aosdána.

Aosdána, founded in 1981, honours artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the creative arts in Ireland, and assists members in devoting their energies fully to their art.

John Scott was one of the international cultural ambassadors for New York’s La MaMa Global Love Gala 2020.

Honorary Chairs: Amy Sedaris and Philip Glass

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