‘Dances for Inside and Outside’ at Roscommon Arts Centre

Irish Modern Dance Theatre will perform their new show ‘Dances for Inside and Outside’ at Roscommon Arts Centre on Tuesday next (October 12th) as part of a nationwide tour.

This is a thrilling and fast-moving dance explosion of eight stunning dancers from Ireland, Nigeria, France, Poland and Ethiopia, unleashed in a live performance to celebrate life, athleticism and joy.

A cycle of dances for our times, created by choreographer John Scott and the dancers of Irish Modern Dance Theatre: Diarmuid Armstrong, Ashley Chen, Dylan Holly, Magdalena Hylak, Favour Odulsola, Rebecca Reilly, Sarah Ryan, and Roscommon based dancer and choreographer Mintesinot Wolde.

Mintesinot is a recent Dancer in Residence at Roscommon Arts Centre where he choreographed and presented his new screen dance piece ‘See you in the Green’. He also performed in the recent Culture Night live event ‘At the Castle’.

Dances for Inside and Outside is a coming together of vastly different, virtuosic dancers, searching for safe space and trying to be together. They are celebrating life and searching for joy, despite the limitations imposed by Covid-19.

Dances for Inside and Outside was made using social distancing and the limits of bodies being together in a space as a movement inspiration. The work embodies what we have all been through and what our reality is now. There is a vital physicality and necessity in how the dancers interact together, mixing joy and fear and trying to be safe. Dances for Inside and Outside premiered online in 2020 and was subsequently shown at Philadelphia Dance Projects.

John Scott is a Dublin born, choreographer, performer, founder/Artistic Director of Irish Modern Dance Theatre, dancer from the Dance Festival and member of Aosdána. He recently collaborated with Pan Pan on Beckett’s ‘Quad’.

John was awarded African Refugee Network’s Culture Award for his work with Refugees and Survivors of Torture. He has taught dance and choreography at Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, The Body in Performance, Drama Department, UCD, Drama Department NUIG, Drexel University, Philadelphia, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA and San Jose State University, CA, USA.

Tickets for ‘Dances for Inside and Outside’ are available now from roscommonartscentre.ie and from box office on 090-6625824