Irish Modern Dance Theatre: ‘Everything Now’ At The Dublin Fringe Festival 2017

Photo: Julieta Cervantes

John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre presents Everything Now, a world premiere at Dublin Fringe Festival 2017

Directed and Choreographed by John Scott, Lighting Design by Sarah Jane Shiels, Music by Brian Hogan, Costumes by Justine Doswell

Danced by Kevin Coquelard, Maurice Ivy, Sebastiao Mpembele Kamalandua and Ryan O’Neill

Everything Now | Smock Alley Theatre | 13-17 September 2017 |

“Our final gesture before we’re thrown off a cliff” – John Scott

Irish Modern Dance Theatre (IMDT) presents John Scott’s explosive new work Everything Now, at Dublin Fringe Festival 2017 in September.

Everything Now is a rollercoaster ride danced by an all-male, ethnically diverse cast of renowned dancers – Kevin Coquelard (France/Ireland), Maurice Ivy (USA), Sebastiao Mpembele Kamalandua (Ireland/Angola) and Ryan O’Neill (Ireland). The dancers throw us into a dynamic and vital physical exploration of how we respond to the way identity shifts, is reshaped, and shifts again, in a time when nationhood is transformable, languages meld, and the news is incessant.

Everything Now combines the formality and rigour of highly disciplined dance with elements of a 1960s happening, to explore the pervasive, potentially damaging influences of Western society, of being consumed and consuming, while recognising that joy is still to be found.

The piece is accompanied by powerful new music composed by Brian Hogan, bass player and co-writer/arranger with Kila, and leader of Preacher’s Son; and the support of a laughing/shouting/silent multicultural chorus.

Everything Now will embrace and humanise its audiences to resonate long after the performance ends.

Following its world premiere performance on Wednesday 13 September, Everything Now runs until Sunday 17 September, with a 1pm matinee performance on Saturday 16 September, and daily performances at 6.30pm in Smock Alley Theatre, during Dublin Fringe Festival 2017.

Irish Modern Dance Theatre was founded in 1991. A Dublin-born graduate of English Literature and Classics at University College Dublin, and dance at Irish National College of Dance, Scott’s work is pioneering, playful, and virtuosic. Performers are a rich ensemble ranging from Irish and international dancers to African torture survivors with whom Scott has created several unique works, the most famous being Fall and Recover. He has been awarded the African Refugee Network’s Culture Award for his work with Refugees and Survivors of Torture. John is also one of the subjects of Saddlers Wells’ 52 Portraits with Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargin and Hugo Glendinning.

For further information on Everything Now, go to:

Facebook @irishmoderndancetheatre

Twitter @IMDTJohnScott    

Funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Dublin City Council. Supported by Culture Ireland, Dance Ireland, Newstalk, The Iris O’Brien Foundation. Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival.


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