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John Scott is mentoring young choreographers in the Emergence programme, supported by Dance Ireland.

Applications open for NOISE Moves Youth Dance Festival on May 20, 2020 at Civic Theatre Tallaght.



Saturday 29 February

Dance - Tracing the Steps Through Blockchain Technology

Discover how choreography can be recorded and traced using blockchain technology.

Computers in Education Society of Ireland annual conference (CESI)

Athlone Institute of Technology.

Divine Madness selected as one of the best shows of 2019 by Chris O'Rourke, The Arts Review "John Scott’s delightful Divine Madness did much to suggest there’s much more to come from this intriguing choreographer."


Divine Madness  Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Almost Blue  Cork Midsummer Festival | Echo Echo Festival, Derry

Inventions  Dublin Dance Festival

Dancer from the Dance: Festival of Irish Choreography  Project Arts Centre & Dance Ireland, Dublin | 92Y Harkness Dance Center, New York

Actions  Five Lamps Festival, Dublin | International Rohingya Remembrance Day, VISUAL, Carlow | Racconti Di Altre Danze Festival, Livorno, Italy | John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC

The Bowing Dance, Pidgin, Le Sonambule  VISUAL, Carlow

Merce Cunningham Centenary  Théâtre de la Ville at Espace Cardin, Paris | Dance Place, Washington DC

Heroes  3:e Våningen, Gothenburg, Sweden | Spectacles Sauvages, Festival les Cygnes de Printemps, Paris | Etud and Friends Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria


"Visually striking and infused with an exuberant energy, Divine Madness is something of a wild, bittersweet joy" - Chris O'Rourke, The Arts Review


"Inventions is driven by the sense of falling, of moment-to-moment normality swept away in a self-consuming emotional vortex... The dancing from the entire cast is always laser-focused and impressively committed" - Michael Seaver, The Irish Times

"Highly original and exploratory... every minute of the show is a reminder of the versatility, adaptability, resilience, discipline and strength of singers and dancers" - No More Workhorse

"A full-throated and full-bodied exploration of the physicality of the operatic soprano" - Michael Seaver, The Irish Times

Ranging from simplicity of Mary Nunan to poetic angst of Mufutau Yusuf… to infectious rhythms of Liam O Scanlain… to wild fantasy-inducing people-forest of John Scott” - Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine