Dancer from the Dance:
Festival of Irish Choreography
In partnership with Project Arts Centre & Dance Ireland
Dancer From The Dance is a four-day festival of Irish choreography showcasing established and emerging Irish choreographers from Ireland and the Irish diaspora.
Curated by John Scott, the Festival features the dances of choreographers Darrah Carr, Oona Doherty, Justine Doswell, Aoife McAtamney, Mary Nunan, Liam Ó Scanláin, Dylan Quinn, John Scott, Mufutau Yusuf who represent a wide perspective of contemporary Irish identity and varying influences on Irish dance from traditional to contemporary.
The Festival Dancer From The Dance-New Dance Ireland was launched at 92nd Street Y in New York in April 2019 in collaboration with Irish Arts Center, guest curated by John Scott and supported by Culture Ireland.
Schedule of Activities
Monday 1 July
Wood Quay Amphitheatre, 1pm: Darrah Carr & Dancers (USA) | FREE PERFORMANCE
DanceHouse Percussive Dance Masterclass, 3pm: Darrah Carr & Dancers
DanceHouse Introduction to Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain: What decentralisation means for data ownership and trust: Archive and authorship on the intelligent web, 5:30pm. Presented by Saad Shahid (software engineer, CeADAR Research Centre, UCD) and Fiona Delaney (founder, Origin Chain Networks. Delaney is an open innovation practitioner and expert member of the IDA's Blockchain Ireland group and a national representative on NSAI, and global standards bodies ISO and ITU).
DanceHouse Contemporary Irish Identity and the Dancing Body - Panel Discussion, 6:30pm: Panelists include Dr Aoife McGrath, Mariam Ribon, Darrah Carr, Rachel Donnelly, Kiribu. Panel moderated by Michael Seaver.
Tuesday 2 July, Project Arts Centre, 7:30pm
Darrah Carr and Dancers, USA – Dancing the Great Arc (excerpts) | Oona Doherty, Co. Down – Almost Blue | Aoife McAtamney, Dublin – Skin Songs | Liam O Scanláin, Mayo – Nascanna | Mufutau Yusuf, Meath – Pidgin
Dance House Workshop, 2pm: John Scott
Wednesday 3 July, Project Arts Centre, 7:30pm
Oona Doherty, Co. Down – Almost Blue | Justine Doswell, Dublin - The thing is | Mary Nunan, Limerick – The Movement | Dylan Quinn, Fermanagh – Fulcrum (excerpt) | John Scott, Dublin – Heroes (excerpt)| Mufutau Yusuf, Meath – Pidgin
DanceHouse, 4pm: Ty Boomershine masterclass with Dublin Youth Dance Company
Thursday 4 July
DanceHouse Masterclass in Contemporary Dance with Ty Boomershine, 12pm
Monday 1 to Thursday 4 July
Film Showings at DanceHouse include: Shoe Horn-Office/Ingrid Nachstern and Luca Truffarelli | Territorial Claims/Mary Nunan | Chased/Michelle Manahan with Breandan De Gallai | Evelyn Tables/Rebecca Reilly | Buail/Steve Woods and John Scott | Meat Kaleidoscope/Oona Doherty | Box of Two/Junk Ensemble | Motion Sickness/Jessica Kennedy and John Mcllduff | Bone Stone Dune & Sand Slope Slide/Tara Brandel