Dance

Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography 2021

Curated by John Scott, artistic director of Irish Modern Dance Theatre

Details

Date(s)

Jul 5, 2021 – Jul 9, 2021

Contact

info@irishartscenter.org


Location

irishmoderndancetheatre.com

Overview

Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography is a Dublin and New York gathering of Irish and Irish-identifying choreographers across national borders and practices to celebrate the age, gender and ethnic diversity in Irish dance and contemporary Irish identity. 

This year's week-long program gives a stage to 40+ choreographers based in the US, Ethiopia, UK, Nigeria, Japan, Germany, Belgium and Ireland, and dancers ranging in age from six to 81. The festival's performances, films, workshops and conversations include a screening of In the Bell’s Shadow, about the work of pioneer Joan Davis; a new work by Yoshiko Chuma, who has been associated with contemporary dance in Ireland since 1986; panel talks on the evolution of sean-nós dance with Liam O'Scanláin and Siobhán O’Malley; a discussion on Irish dancers and identity through performance and choreography, featuring contributions from Oona Doherty and Zoë Ashe-Browne; and much more.

Presented in partnership with Culture Ireland, the Arts Council of Ireland, Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick, Dublin City Council, Irish Arts Center, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Project Arts Centre, On the Boards, and Smock Alley Theatre.

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PROGRAM OF EVENTS 

Monday, July 5
Live online Merce Cunningham master class
Live online workshop
Live online panel discussion
Film showing of BLEED by Tere O’Conor
Livestreamed talkback following the film at approximately 2pm ET / 7pm IST 

Tuesday, July 6
Live online Merce Cunningham master class
Live online workshop
Livestreamed dance performance at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm IST
Livestreamed talkback following the performance at approximately 3:30pm ET / 8:30pm IST 

Wednesday, July 7
Live online Merce Cunningham master class
Live online workshop
Livestreamed dance performance at 2:30pm ET / 7:30pm IST
Livestreamed talkback following the performance at approximately 3:30pm ET / 8:30pm IST 

Thursday, July 8
Live online Merce Cunningham master class
Live online workshop
Dance films
Livestreamed talkback following the performance at approximately 3:30pm ET / 8:30pm IST 

Friday, July 9
Live online Merce Cunningham master class
Live online workshop
Livestreamed ceili

BOOK CLASSES >


PARTICIPANTS

Choreographers
Zoë Ashe-Browne (IRE)
Caroline Bowditch in collaboration with Linda Fearon (AUS/IRE)
Tara Brandel, Croi Glan Integrated Dance Company (IRE)
Morgan Bullock (USA)
Darrah Carr (USA)
Yoshiko Chuma (USA)
Seán Curran / Benjamin Freedman (USA)
Joan Davis (IRE)
Justine Doswell (IRE)
Oona Doherty (NI)
Kristyn Fontanella (USA/IRE)
Nic Gareiss (USA)
Jessie Keenan (IRE)
Orla Mc Carthy (IRE)
Ingrid Nachstern (IRE)
Ríonach Ní Néill (IRE)
Fearghus Ó Conchúir (IRE)
Liam O'Scanláin (IRE)
Tere O’Connor (USA)
Anne O’Donnell (IRE)
Tobi Omoteso and Toviyah Omoteso (IRE)
Ciara Sexton (IRE)
Morleigh Steinberg (USA)
Róisín Whelan (IRE)
Mintesinot Wolde (IRE)
Mary Wycherley (IRE)
Chris Yon and Taryn Griggs (USA)
Mufutau Yusuf (IRE)

Platform Choreographers / Works in Progress
Eoin Ó Fíannachta (IRE)
Fionnuala Doyle-Wade (USA/IRE)
Aphra Hartmann (IRE)
Mufutau Yusuf (IRE)
Eileen McClory (NI)

Classes
Ashley Chen (USA/FRA)—Cunningham technique
Anna Chirescu (USA)—Contemporary Cunningham
Ty Boomershine (IRE)—Merce Cunningham structure 

Workshops
Elizabeth Corbett (FRA)
Peggy Gould (USA)
Jonathan Kelliher (IRE) 

Panelists
Zoë Ashe-Browne
Sheila Creevey
Finola Cronin
Oona Doherty
Christine Kono-Pohlman

Dancers/Performers
SHOE HORN/OFFICE by Ingrid Nachstern
Michael Cooney, Millie Daniel-Dempsey, Molly Keane, Ingrid Nachstern, Donking Rongavilla 

BLEED by Tere O’Connor
Tess Dworman, devynn emory, Natalie Green, Michael Ingle, Ryan Kelly, Oisín Monaghan, Cynthia Oliver, Heather Olson, Mary Read, Silas Riener, David Thomson 

THE DEVIL by Oona Doherty
Rosie Mullen, Siobhán Barbour 

SEE YOU IN THE GREEN by Mintesinot Wolde
Mintesinot Wolde, Eilise Sullivan and Kate Lohan 

IN THE BELL’S SHADOW by Mary Wycherley and Joan Davis
Joan Davis, Maggie Harvey, Henry Montes, Mary Nunan, Nicholas Twilley and Simon Whitehead 

TILT by Tara Brandel, Croi Glan Integrated Dance Company
Tara Brandel, Oran Leong, Nicholas Nwosu, Tatiana Turner, Niall O’Carroll

SO WHAT IS SURFACING (A STUDY) by Jessie Keenan
Marion Cronin, Lucia Kickham, Sarah Ryan 

PLAY by Tobi Omoteso
Tobi Omoteso, Toviyah Omoteso 

ASA by Zoë Ashe-Browne (with choreographic collaborator Aaron Shaw)
Zoë Ashe-Browne and Aaron Shaw


Dancer from the Dance was launched at 92nd Street Y in 2019 in collaboration with Irish Arts Center, guest curated by John Scott and supported by Culture Ireland.

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