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Cloud Study

John Scott

Irish Modern Dance Theatre

21 – 24 Nov | 8pm | 2pm Sat Matinee | Boys’ School

Cloud Study is part dance, part dream, part theatre, part athletics.

Two compelling dancers: Mufutau Yusuf, an Irishman, born in Nigeria, and Salma Ataya, a Palestinian Dabka dancer, attempt to run 1,000 kilometres in circles and lines through the space, chasing dreams, memories and home.

John Scott, creator of the stunning ‘HYPERACTIVE’ and award-winning, migration themed ‘Fall and Recover’, returns to Smock Alley with a wild explosive running dance: running away, running in circles, which become turns and then falls.

Each fall and run generates beautiful, frantic wild movements, lifts, wild shapes in the air.

John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre was founded in 1991.  The Dublin-based ensemble mixes virtuoso Irish and international dancers with African and Middle Eastern refugees and torture survivors. Scott’s work is witty, theatrical with startling imagery and addresses ideas of diversity, love, metaphysics.

“John Scott’s work is a vital, fluent dance that admits no boundaries… Scott explores the body as an involuntary means of expression” – Thomas Hahn, Tanz Magazine, Berlin

“John Scott… dancemaker: physical, exhilarating, humorous and deadly serious” Seona Mac Reamoinn, The Irish Times

“John Scott’s choreography becomes a celebration of dance as an art form” Mary Brennan, The Scottish Herald


LIGHTING DESIGN BY: Eric Wurtz, reproduced by Gearoid O’Hallmhurain
COSTUME DESIGN BY: Justine Doswell
DRAMATURG: Lucius Fromm
CAST: Salma Ataya & Mufutau Yusuf

Running Time : 55 mins

Post show discussion following performance on 23rd Nov.

Tickets €15 | €12 preview/student/OAP/unwaged concession

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