A gathering of Irish and Irish-identifying choreographers who cross national borders, practices, ethnicities, and generations, curated by John Scott.
- Sense of Centre / Jack Webb
- NOMAD (Decade 1) / Cindy Cummings
- White Doves (pas de deux) / Ruaidhrí Maguire
- Edwina Guckian
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Choreographers: Edwina Guckian, Jack Webb, Ruaidhrí Maguire, and Cindy Cummings
Curator: John Scott
Producer: Carla Fazio
Production Manager: Gearoid o’Hallmhurain
Stage Manager: Michaela Conley
Festival Administrator: Lia Bernhardi
Festival Interns: Angelina Hujber, Bryce Reynolds, Emma Winikow
Jack Webb: Jack is an award-winning choreographer/director, movement director, dancer and teacher working across dance, theatre, opera and film. He is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and has been working internationally for the past 17 years. He creates evocative and compelling dance performance that is strongly rooted in the dancing and moving body. His practice is concerned with a variety of enquiries that explore ways in which to transform and deconstruct the body, states of consciousness and being, distortion of the body and creation of dynamic softness and flow. His work is often influenced by and attempts to connect to the goings on in nature and in society, is of an existential nature and attempts to zoom in on the inner and outer emotional and physical landscapes of the performer and audience.
Ruaidhrí Maguire: Ruaidhrí is an Irish ballet dancer and choreographer and is currently the youngest male principal dancer at the Baltic Opera Ballet, Gdansk, Poland, performing leads in Giselle, The Nutcracker, Cinderella and Don Quixote. As a choreographer he recently premiered new works ‘After/Before’ at Dancer From the Dance Festival, ‘Gigue I’ in Osaka, Japan, ‘Cloudburst’ and ‘Elegia’ with the Baltic Opera Ballet He recently premiered his new piece ‘Beating Streets in City Hearts’ at the Baltic Opera in Gdansk. As director of Six Dance Collective, he is currently working on brand new two-act ballet ‘White Doves’ which will take place in The MAC, Belfast 3rd-5th Aug.
Cindy Cummings: Cindy is a freelance dance artist who creates original works for live performance, installation and film. Based in Co Kilkenny, she is a tutor at KCAT Arts Centre and on the Inclusive Dance Cork course at Dance Cork Firkin Crane. Since 2007 Cindy has been a member of Aosdána.”
“Launched in 2019, Scott’s personal crusade to promote Irish choreographers on the global stage began as a labour of love to challenge limiting, confused, and often negative notions about Irish choreography and identity… the festival’s growth over the past three years has been staggering… Scott’s determination has this year’s festival shining a light on some of our finest choreographers, and dance film makers, positioned as part of a global practice and historic tradition, commanding form and space with the very best. [The Festival suggests] “that Irish choreography, like being Irish, like dance itself, and dance on film, is everything you thought it was and everything you thought it wasn’t. And lots in between you never thought possible or never thought of at all. Shaping identity, and dance, well into the future.” Chris O’Rourke, The Arts Review, July 2021
Supported by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council, Dance Ireland, Irish Film Institute, Dublin City University, Galway Dance Project, Dance Cork Firkin Crane, Dance Limerick, Scottish Government Ireland Office, Fidget Feet, Culture Ireland
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