John Scott explores relationships, race, identity, and domestic violence in a physical approach to Shakespeare’s Othello, leading the audience on a journey – weaving dance and music.
The cast includes Favour Odusola, Mufutau Yusuf, Magdalena Hylak, Vitor Bassi, and Conor Thomas Doherty. Film and video by Rolex Award winner Jason Akira Somma. Music composition by Tom Lane. With a special appearance by veteran NYC dancer Valda Setterfield on film.
This is John Scott’s second Shakespeare work: his award-winning Lear, commissioned by Kilkenny Arts Festival, was a major success in Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, New York Live Arts, Edinburgh Fringe(Herald Angel Award), and Dance Cork Firkin Crane.
Choreography by John Scott, Lighting by Eric Wurtz, Film and Video by Jason Akira Somma, and Composition by Tom Lane.
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Choreography: John Scott
Dancers: Favour Odusola, Mufutau Yusuf, Magdalena Hylak, Vitor Bassi, Conor Thomas Doherty
Special Film Performance: Valda Setterfield
Composition: Tom Lane
Costume Design: Justine Doswell
Lighting Design: Eric Würtz
Film and Video: Jason Akira Somma
Company Manager: Carla Fazio
Photo Credits: Anna Gronicke
PIONEERING TRANSFORMATIVE DANCE
Founded in 1991 by dancer and choreographer John Scott, Irish Modern Dance Theatre is one of the most original and responsive dance companies working in Ireland today. A Dublin-based ensemble, Scott and international guest choreographers create distinctive dance works with diverse casts, mixing virtuosic Irish and international dancers with African and Middle Eastern refugees and torture survivors. Our works include ‘Lear’, ‘Inventions’, Actions’ and ‘Fall and Recover’ – all recognised for their intelligence, honesty and humanity. Our work crosses disciplines, subverts expectations of dance and dancers and finds new ways to explore contemporary issues. Irish Modern Dance Theatre is Strategically funded by the Arts Council.
Othello (maybe a dance) is supported by the Arts Council Dance and Dance Ireland. Othello is part of the Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival.
Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council.