Dance: John Scott’s HYPERACTIVE – The Complex, Sep 30 – Oct 4

The Complex, Dublin: 30 September – 4 October, 2020
John Scott’s Irish modern dance theatre brings back its first live indoor show since 2019, with the hugely successful HYPERACTIVE. This high-energy performance by John Scott, with four outstanding male dancers, is the perfect antidote to help offset the pandemic blues.

Originally commissioned by Galway International Arts Festival in 2013, and later performed at Dublin Dance Festival in 2014, this live, high-energy human dance installation, with wild street energy and virtuosity, brings audiences back into a theatre setting.

HYPERACTIVE is hugely athletic, funny, and exciting, and was also a huge success at La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, New York, 2015, where it was listed as one of “New York’s most memorable cultural events” by Infinite Body Dance Blog of the distinguished Dance writer, Eva Yaa Asantewaa.

The explosiveness of HYPERACTIVE, from the thrilling highly skilled male dancers, is second to none, and a must see. This performance is wonderfully enjoyable, using frenetic falls, athletic jumps, and physical extensions.

At the outset, this thrilling work, was a development derived from Scott’s hit show, Actions, another example of the sheer athleticism in his work. HYPERACTIVE’s live human architecture installation, with the finest cast of male dance talent, will be a treat for the eyes and the senses, set in a live safe setting at the new The Complex.

Opens at The Complex on Wednesday 30 September, running until Sunday 4 October.

Hyperactive  teeming with dance energy and boyish glee. Under John Scott’s instruction, their red tennis shoes and immaculate whites are soon bearing all the marks of the get-down-and-dirty dance. It is highly charged, wonderfully high-octane exhibitionistic fun, an entertaining sugar rush for all involved.” – Seona Mac Reamoinn / The Irish Times
Director & Choreographer  John Scott

Design & Lighting  Eric Würtz

CAST: Conor Thomas Doherty / Kevin Coquelard / Dylan Holly / Diarmuid Armstrong Maycock


THE COMPLEX, 21-25 Arran St. East, Smithfield, Dublin
Opens: Wednesday 30 September – Sunday 4 October | 7.30pm | €15/10
The Complex Box Office – Tel: 01 537 8352 /
Show Duration: 1 hour approx.
TWITTER: @johnscottdance / @ComplexDublin
INSTAGRAM: @JohnScottDance / @complexdublun

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