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JOHN SCOTT - Artistic Director

John Scott, born in Dublin, trained at

Dublin City Ballet working with Anna

Sokolow. He performed with Yoshiko

Chuma and in Meredith Monk’s Quarry -

studied with Susan Buirge, Anne Crosset,

Andy De Groat and Janet Panetta.

His work is humorous, quirky and

idiosyncratic, playing with different

performance situations, from theatres

to museums to a restaurant, using

performers of different styles, ages and


Trustees / Directors

Anthony Doyle - Chair

Charlotte McIvor

Maureen Mc Sherry

Gavin Quinn

Marina Rafter

Michael Scott

Jurgen Simpson


John Scott - Irish Modern Dance Theatre, based in Dublin, Ireland, is a physically/culturally diverse ensemble ranging from Virtuosic Cunningham dancers to African Torture survivors. Scott , a choreographer and singer, has studied and performed with Meredith Monk, Sara Rudner, Yoshiko Chuma and Anna Sokolow He also studied with Susan Buirge. 

His recent works include BODY DUET, ACTIONS, FALL AND RECOVER and THE WHITE PIECE. Tours include CDC- Les Hivernales, Avignon, studio le regard du cygne and Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France, Tanzmesse NRW, Germany, Dance Base, Edinburgh, La MaMa, PS122 New York, Queer Zagreb, Croatia, Centro Culturel del Bosque, Mexico, Forum Cultural Mundial, Rio De Janeiro, Kanuti Guildi SAAL, Estonia. 

Scott’s choreography is playful, virtuosic and passionate and has been described as Beckett meets Monty Python. Touring Ireland, they pioneer dance as an artform in a country known more for literature and text based drama.

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Irish Modern Dance Theatre,

Rear 44 East Essex St,

Temple Bar,

Dublin 2

+353 (0)1 6715113


Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Rear 44 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2             +353 (0)1 6715113         imdt@iol.ie


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