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The Irish premiere of  dance documentary 'Cunningham' is at Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin on March 10th at 6.30pm, followed by a Q&A in Light House with director Alla Kovgan and Irish Modern Dance Theatre's Artistic Director, John Scott.


A cinematic experience 7 years in the making about legendary American dancer and

choreographer, Merce Cunningham, created through weaving together his  iconic dances and never-before-seen archival treasures between 1942 and 1972 - an era of risk and discovery for Merce and his collaborators, composer John Cage, Andy Warhol and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg. The film features several Merce Cunningham dancers who work with Irish Modern Dance Theatre including Ashley Chen, Cheryl Therrien, Valda Setterfield and Julie Cunningham. 

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 was 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."


★ ★ ★ ★

"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