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National Dance Archive of Ireland

Irish Modern Dance Theatre

Reference Code: IE 2135 N19

Title: The Irish Modern Dance Theatre

Dates of Creation: 1992-2019

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium: 2 standard boxes, 51 outsize items (224 files)

 

CONTEXT

Name of Creator(s): The Irish Modern Dance Theatre

Administrative History: Irish Modern Dance Theatre, also known as John Scott Dance, was founded in 1991 by Dublin-born John Scott to create and commission new works to expand the experience of dance theatre for audiences in Ireland and abroad.  Since its instigation, the company has operated the policy of employing Irish dancers in its work whenever possible and seeking Irish dancers living abroad to bring them back to work in Ireland.  It has also forged links with international choreographers and other artists, including Meredith Monk, John Jasperse, Thomas Lehmen, Sara Rudner, Sean Curran, Chris Yon, Deborah Hay, and Charles Atlas.  The Irish Modern Dance Theatre has produced several ground-breaking works which break traditional theatre and dance conventions, leaving audiences thrilled and sometimes shocked.  They have been performed in theatres, art centres and schools across Ireland.  International venues include PS 122, Danspace Project at St Marks Church, La MaMa (New York), Forum Cultural Mundial, SESC (Rio De Janeiro), l’Étoile Du Nord (Paris), Pustervikstheatern (Göteborg), Varna Summer Festival, Kanuti Gildi SAAL (Estonia), Scenario Pub.bli.co (Sicily) andAl Kasaba Theatre (Ramallah).

Scope and Content: Mainly promotional material (posters, flyers, and brochures) relating to performances given by Irish Modern Dance Theatre in Ireland and abroad, and other events organized by the company.

Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

Finding Aid: PDF link below.

 

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