Mintesinot Wolde

Mintesinot Wolde is a contemporary dancer, choreographer, teacher, graduated with an MA of first-class honors in Contemporary Dance Performance from the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance at the University of Limerick.

He is an active professional member of Dance Ireland, an Artist panellist for Roscommon County Council, a board member of Galway Dance Project, and Artistic Director of Mintesinot Wolde Dance.

In 2021, he choreographed and presented his new screen dance piece “See you in the Green” through Roscommon Arts Centre. And he has continued to perform in most recent works as a dancer in ‘Echoes of Calling Encounter’ directed by internationally acclaimed choreographer Akiko Kitamura (Japan/Tokyo), and ‘Inside Dance’ at La MaMa Moves New York Dance Festival directed by John Scott. He has also been featured in a short music film "Eire Ildanach''/ ‘an Irish Goodbye’ by renowned Irish musician Daithi, presented on TG4 TV channel as a part of ‘Samhlu’ 2020 that won two Prix Circom 2021 for European’s regional public service broadcasters award. He has featured as well in a music video ‘Avalon’ choreographed by Stephanie Dufresne for Grammy award winner Rhiannon Giddens.

He is one of the Agility Award – 2021, Round 1 recipient from the Arts Council this year. Previously, He has been awarded dance residencies at Roscommon Art Centre, Dance Ireland, and Shawbrook in 2020. Since 2019, Mintesinot who is based in County Roscommon has established the first dance company in the county and continues creating dance pieces alongside working with other dance artist associates in Ireland. For the past few years, he worked with IMDT on ‘Dances for Inside and Outside’ and ‘Bloodlines’ directed by John Scott, participated in Step Up Dance Project 2018, the First public presentation of 'Museum of Missing Things' by Chiodi Dance Company, worked with Maya M Carroll and others to mention a few. Mintesinot also received professional training in Traditional and African Contemporary dance from Jant- bi Ecole- des sables African Dance School in Senegal 2013. Previously, he worked at Mekuria Theatre Studio and Entertainment company formed by the legendary Ethiopian Theatre writer and director Abate Mekuria from 2004-2008 in Addis Ababa as one of the Artistic directors, dancers, and Dance teachers in Ethiopia.

Image(s) credit: Brian Farrell, from 'See You In The Green'

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