John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre brings his wildly-acclaimed dance piece, Cloud Study, to Dublin, in a show that chases dreams, memories and home.
Following sell-out performances and standing ovations at Galway International Arts Festival 2018 last July, John Scott stages Cloud Study, his wild, beautiful, and explosive ‘running dance’ with music by Ryan Vail at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, this November.
In a specially revised staging for Smock Alley’s 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 to give Dublin audiences their first taste of his fierce and highly energetic running dance piece; running away, running in circles, which become turns and then falls. Each fall and run generates beautiful, frantic, raw movements of lifts, and wild shapes in the air.
Mufutau Yusuf and Salma Ataya
Choreographed & Devised by John Scott
Music by Ryan Vail
Lighting and Design by Eric Wurtz
Dramaturgy by Lucius Fromm
Assistant Choreography and teaching by Muirne Bloomer
Costumes by Justine Doswell
“Ireland’s dance landscape has been given a splash of colour by iconoclast John Scott, spearheading Irish Modern Dance Theatre, a group which has already become something of a national institution… Scott also addresses the details of aesthetic, social and spatial hierarchy… words and gestures somewhere between Beckett, Chaplin and Monty Python” – Thomas Hahn/tanz
SMOCK ALLEY THEATRE, Dublin 2
Opens Wednesday 21 November | 8.00pm | €15/€12
Runs until Saturday 24 November | 8.00pm | €15/€12
Matinee Saturday 24 November | 2.00pm | €12
Box Office – Tel: 01 677 0014 / www.smockalley.com
*Approximate duration of show – 50 Minutes
Further information at: www.irishmoderndancetheatre.com