Dancer From The Dance Festival

 Dancer From The Dance is a five-day festival of Irish choreography showcasing established and emerging Irish choreographers from Ireland and the Irish diaspora, 29 June - 3 July.

Dance Ireland is delighted to support and partner with Irish Modern Dance Theatre again this year and bring online workshops, classes and discussions to dancers and dance enthusiasts nationally and internationally. These include daily morning classes wih Cheryl Therrien and workshops with Liam Scanlon and Peggy Gould

Curated by John Scott, Artistic Director of Irish Modern Dance Theatre, the Festival features dancers /teachers/ choreographers Muirne Bloomer, David Bolger, Morgan Bullock, Darrah Carr, Justine Cooper, Seán Curran, Sibéal Davitt, Conor Thomas Doherty, Junk Ensemble, Justine Doswell, Jeanine Durning, Nic Gareiss, Peggy Gould, Deirdre Griffin, Emily Kilkenny-Roddy, Oran Leong, Laura Macken, Aoife McAtamney, Eileen McClory, Laura Murphy, Isabella Oberlander, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Alex O'Neill, Emma O'Kane, Tobi Omoteso, Liam O' Scanláin, John Scott, Cheryl Therrien and Mufutau Yusuf, representing a wide perspective of contemporary Irish identity and varying influences on Irish dance from traditional to contemporary.

Dancer From The Dance was launched at 92nd Street Y in New York in April 2019 in collaboration with Irish Arts Center, guest curated by John Scott and supported by Culture Ireland.

Schedule of Free Activities

Monday 29 June

  • Live Zoom Cunningham Masterclass with Cheryl Therrien 
  • Live Zoom Sean-nós Beginners Workshop with Liam O' Scanlán
  • Live Panel Discussion with Michael Seaver (moderator), Morgan Bullock, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Anne O´Donnell, Sibéal Davitt and others 

Tuesday 30 June 

  • Live Zoom Cunningham Masterclass with Ashely Chen 
  • Live Zoom Workshop with Peggy Gould 
  • Livestreamed Dance Performances featuring Choreographers and Dancers:
    Muirne Bloomer, David Bolger, Morgan Bullock, Darrah Carr, Sean Curran, Sibéal Davitt, Conor Thomas Doherty, Justine Doswell, Jeanine Durning, Nic Gareiss, Laura Macken, Eileen McClory, Isabella Oberlander, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Emma O'Kane, Tobi Omoteso, Liam O' Scanláin, John Scott and Mufutau Yusuf.
  • Live Post-performance talk​

Wednesday  1 July 

  • Live Zoom Cunningham Masterclass with Cheryl Therrien
  • Live Zoom Workshop with Fay Driscoll 
  • Livestreamed Dance Performance featuring Choreographers and Dancers
  • Live Post-performance talk

Thursday 2 July

  • Live Zoom Cunningham Masterclass with Ashley Chen
  • Live Zoom Workshop with Gesel Mason
  • Film Showings
  • Live Zoom Céilí

Friday 3 July

  • Live Zoom Cunningham Masterclass with Cheryl Therrien
  • Live Zoom Workshop with Rachel Sheil