We sat down with John Scott, artistic director of Irish Modern Dance Theatre, ahead of the premiere of Body Duet at the Watergate Theatre. In the video above he discusses the background of the show and what people can expect from this new production from IMDT.
John Scott’s thrilling new work, Body Duet, is an energy-packed, highly physical dance featuring two spiritual and witty performers. Michelle Boulé – recently awarded the coveted 'Bessie' prize for outstanding female dancer in New York – and Philip Connaughton, arguably Ireland’s leading male dancer, fuse their differing physicalities to thrilling effect in a performance that blends beauty and lyricism, rage and humour, shouts and whispers, and dance.
For twenty years, Irish Modern Dance Theatre has been dedicated to pioneering new forms of expression, working with international choreographers to create and commission innovative dance. Body Duet is the first part of a major cycle of works to be created in different locations, featuring outstanding dancers.
There will be a post-show discussion with the company on Sunday 14 August.
Body Duet performs at the Watergate Theatre today (Saturday) at 5pm and again at 2pm and 5pm on Sunday.
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