Irish Modern Dance Theatre

Film screening 

Sunday 19 June | VISUAL | Aftenoon


Choreographer John Scott and multimedia/interdisciplinary Artist Jason Akira Somma’s stunning film places Pearse’s  Proclamation in the current migration crisis.  In a dreamscape of water as a place of birth, memory, dreams, death, travel, Proclamation fragments are danced, gasped, spoken by six ethnically diverse dancers “cherishing all of the children”

Scott, whose Lear was recently presented at New York Live Arts, has worked extensively with refugees and torture survivors in Dublin, creating Fall and Recover. Somma’s collaborators range from 91 year old contemporary dancer Frances Wesselsto Brooklyn street dancers –  Flex to Robert Wilson and Jiri Kylian. ‘Proclamation,’ part of a series of works curated by Andrew Duggan, supported by the Arts Council and Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, is being shown at Irish Arts Center, New York, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, London Irish Centre, London and at the EU Committee of the Regions, Brussels