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Rear 44 East Essex St,

Temple Bar,

Dublin 202 AX77


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Heroes

Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny

Friday February 9th, 8pm.

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Heroes is a powerful Opera/Dance performance, thrillingly delivered by John Scott, choreographer, dancer and operatic tenor. Scott, whose dance works tour nationally and internationally and whose singing career spans from New York to the UK, creates his first major solo since ‘The Bowing Dance’, using the universe of German operatic heroes: Beethoven’s Fidelio, Wagner’s Die Walkure and Siegfried, and Weber’s Der Freischutz and characters from Puccini’s Turandot, Tosca and Verdi’s Rigoletto and Otello.


Scott, winner of the Tenor Solo Trophy, studied with the legendary Veronica Dunne (Dublin) and Janice Chapman (London) and performed with voice/dance pioneer Meredith Monk, creates a journey of dance during which his astonishing voice reveals two selves, human and mythological. The music portrays heroes battling evil forces and conquering darkness, interspersed with the theme of escape.


Soundscape is by French-Palestinian artist Jassem Hindi, who also collaborates with Keith Hennessy and Maira Habib. The collaboration between Scott and Hindi creates a sound environment for the operatic echoes to resonate. Heroes is framed through interaction with Jonathan Burrows collaborator Matteo Fargion.


Heroes was commissioned by Carlow Arts Festival. It has been performed in Ireland at St John’s Arts Centre, Listowel, The Dock Arts Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon, Wexford Arts Centre, Irish World Academy for Music and Dance and internationally at Dance Across Borders, 3a Vaningen, Gothenburg, Sweden, and Sounded Bodies Festival, Zagreb, Croatia.


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Everything Now

Choreography and Concept: John Scott

Music: Brian Hogan

Costumes: Justine Doswell

Dancers: Kevin Coquelard, Maurice Ivy, Sebastiao Mpembele Kamalandua, Ryan O’Neill

Chorus: Joanna Banks, Kiribu, Peter Oipo, Haile Tkabo, Ngozi.


Everything Now - our final gesture before we’re thrown off a cliff. A rollercoaster ride with beautiful dancing men, a laughing/shouting multicultural chorus, dazzling lights, stunning sounds and physical explosions, interventions from emotionally virtuosic performers from Africa and Ireland, and sound artist Jassem Hindi.


Racially and politically mixed up and fucked up, supple, diverse and half beautiful, Everything Now fuses the physically brilliant with the awkward, combining formality and rigour of highly disciplined dance with elements of a 1960s happening. This is our testament. NOW!

Everything Now was premiered at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin Fringe Festival, September 13–17 2017.

 

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.


Click here to watch The Irish Times preview, filmed by Bryan O’Brien.


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Everything Now

Choreography and Concept: John Scott

Music: Brian Hogan

Costumes: Justine Doswell

Dancers: Kevin Coquelard, Maurice Ivy, Sebastiao Mpembele Kamalandua, Ryan O’Neill

Chorus: Joanna Banks, Kiribu, Peter Oipo, Haile Tkabo, Ngozi.


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Press Reviews

for Everything Now


"Five stars ***** compulsive athletic performances… a fluid, intuitive ensemble... they succeed in raising moments of pure joy, with phases of sheer unadulterated physical dance"

Seona MacReamoinn/The Irish Times


"Best experience so far: Everything Now by John Scott Dance. This is a full recommendation"

Rachel Donnelly@racklette / Editor of DRAFF


"Scott’s choreography is characterised by a deep sense of welcome, by a generosity of spirit that opens it arms to invite everyone in ... If you enjoy Zen koans, are prepared to take the risk and put your shoes on your head, then drop everything now and go see Everything Now"

Chris O' Rourke / The Arts Review


‘Everything Now’ evokes a physical and emotional response. Audience members are moved by an astonishing fleet of rhythm, dance and poetry, while the production’s tenderness is both grounding and reassuring. ‘Everything Now’ is a harmonic symphony of movement and music"

Sarah McKenna-Barry / MEG Magazine