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New Dance Ireland: Choreographers of Nowness

Darrah Carr, Seán Curran, Oona Doherty, Aoife McAtamney, Mary Nunan, Liv O'Donoghue, Liam Ó Scanláin, Dylan Quinn, John Scott, Mufutau Yusuf

92Y and the Irish Arts Center join forces to present this unique weekend of unparalleled Irish and Irish-American choreography. The Irish Arts Center is a leading cultural center of Irish Arts in NYC.

Featuring the dances of singular, world-class choreographers Darrah Carr, Seán Curran, Oona Doherty, Aoife McAtamney, Mary Nunan, Liv O’Donoghue, Liam Ó Scanláin, Dylan Quinn, John Scott, Mufutau Yusuf who represent a wide perspective of contemporary Irish identity and varying influences on Irish dance from traditional to contemporary now.

“As an Irish choreographer, living and working in Ireland but also looking outwards, I am interested to bring together eleven Irish choreographers with strong Irish identities and work practices: Three from the US, seven from Ireland and one from Nigeria into a small festival showcase ‘New Dance Ireland: Choreographers of Nowness’, at 92Y, presented by 92Y and Irish Arts Center.”—John Scott, Curator

Performance Schedule:

Fri, Apr 26, 8 pm: Darrah Carr, Seán Curran, Oona Doherty, Liv O’Donoghue, Dylan Quinn and John Scott

Sat, Apr 27, 4 pm: Darrah Carr, Seán Curran, Aoife McAtamney, Mary Nunan, Liam Ó Scanláin and Dylan Quinn

John Scott, Guest Curator

Sat, Apr 27, 8 pm: Seán Curran, Oona Doherty, Aoife McAtamney, Liv O’Donoghue, John Scott and Mufutau Yusuf

$25 in advance / $35 at the door

Program is subject to change.

Culture Ireland

Culture Ireland (Irish: Cultúr Éireann) promotes Irish arts worldwide. We create and support opportunities for Irish artists and companies to present and promote their work at strategic international festivals and venues …

Dance Ireland

Dance Ireland supports the development of all forms of dance in Ireland through training, professional opportunities and advocacy …

Irish Arts Center

Founded in 1972, Irish Arts Center is a New York-based arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century …

The Arts Council of Ireland

The Arts Council of Ireland is the Irish government agency for developing the arts …

Darrah Carr

Darrah Carr holds a PhD in Dance from Texas Woman’s University, an MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University …

Darrah Carr Dance

Since 1998, Darrah Carr Dance has created a unique blend of traditional Irish step and contemporary modern dance …

Seán Curran

Seán Curran’s career in the arts spans 30 years, beginning with traditional Irish step dancing as a child in Boston …

Seán Curran Company

Seán Curran Company’s mission is to promote contemporary dance through innovative performances of impeccably crafted work …

Oona Doherty

Oona Doherty is an Irish choreographer based in Belfast. Oona studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance, University of Ulster and LABAN London (BA Honors and Post Graduate in Contemporary Dance Studies) …

Aoife McAtamney

Aoife McAtamney graduated from D.A.N.C.E Across Europe program in 2009, directed by William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor, Frédéric Flamand and Angelin Preljocaj …

Mary Nunan

Throughout her career Mary Nunan has created a substantial body of critically acclaimed solo and ensemble choreographies that have been performed at national and international venues and festivals …

Liv O’Donoghue

Liv O’Donoghue is a maker and performer based in Dublin. She has previously worked with companies including Dead Centre, Liz Roche Company, Fearghus Ó Conchuir, Emma Martin Dance, Irish Modern Dance Theatre …

Liam Ó Scanláin

A former Oireachtas na Gaeilge winner, and a masters graduate of the Irish World Academy, Liam was named Dance Ireland Associate Artist in 2016 …

Dylan Quinn

Dylan Quinn and has been working as a choreographer, dance artist and facilitator for over 20 years …

John Scott

John Scott is a Dublin-born, choreographer, performer, singer, founder and Artistic Director of John Scott Dance …

Mufutau Yusuf

Mufutau Yusuf was born in 1993 in Nigeria. He moved to Ireland at nine and in 2011 joined Mariam Ribon’s Dublin Youth Dance Company where he danced for two years …