John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre reboots the company’s annual Dancer From The Dance: Festival of Irish Choreography back to a live setting, gathering the best International and Irish choreographers, teachers, performers, filmmakers in dance, to celebrate all that identifies ‘Irishness’ through the medium of dance.
Check out the full line-up below.
DFTD Festival Talk : Roots and Traces: What it means to be an Irish dancer
11 July, 5:00PM | €5 (includes refreshments)
Join us on Monday evening for an in depth look at what it means to be an Irish dancer in the contemporary dance world. Read more
DFTD Festival : Gathering Two
13 July, 7:30pm | €18/14
Followed by post show discussion
Gathering Two is a mixed bill featuring an eclectic mix of choreographers. Read more.
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Curator: John Scott
Producer: Carla Fazio
Production Director: Síofra Nic Liam
Financial Manager: David McConnell
Press Officer: Conleth Teevan
Social Media: YesMan Media
Graphic Art: Form
Design Intern: Chloe Selavka and Jordyn Lowe
Artist: Honey & Lemon
Photographer: Kevin Newcomen
“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
Arts Council Ireland, Arts Council Dance, Arts Council Festivals, Culture Ireland, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick, Dublin City Council, Irish Arts Centre, Project Arts Centre, Smock Alley, The Complex, Galway Dance Project