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'Less a case of cloud gazing so much as cloud bursting, Cloud Study brings the thunder, delivering a downpour full of powerful and mesmerising moments'
★★★★- Chris O'Rourke, Arts Review
Following sell-out performances and standing ovations at Galway International Arts Festival in July, John Scott’s Cloud Study comes to Dance Limerick.
Cloud Study is part dance, part dream, part theatre, part athletics. Two compelling dancers: Mufutau Yusuf, an Irishman, born in Nigeria, and Salma Ataya, a Palestinian Dabka dancer, attempt to run 1,000 kilometres in circles and lines through the space, chasing dreams, memories and home. John Scott, creator of the stunning ‘HYPERACTIVE’ and award-winning, migration themed ‘Fall and Recover’, returns to Limerick with a wild explosive running dance: running away, running in circles, which become turns and then falls. Each fall and run generates beautiful, frantic wild movements, lifts, wild shapes in the air.
The specially created score by Northern Irish composer Ryan Vail features everyday sounds blended with voice and electronics culminating in huge orchestral textures, then dissolving into sparse piano.
John Scott’s work [is] vital, fluent dance that admits no boundaries. Scott explores the body as an involuntary means of expression - Thomas Hahn, Tanz Magazine, Berlin
John Scott [as a] dancemaker is physical, exhilarating, humorous and deadly serious - Seona Mac Reamoinn, The Irish Times
John Scott’s choreography... becomes a celebration of dance as an art form - Mary Brennan, The Scottish Herald
Choreography: John Scott
Dancers: Salma Ataya and Mufutau Yusuf
Music: Ryan Vail
Lighting and Design: Eric Wurtz
Dramaturg: Lucius Fromm
Assistant choreographer and teacher: Muirne Bloomer
Costumes: Justine Doswell
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- Doors at 7:40pm
- No late comers admitted to performances
Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.
Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space
Further information about facilities and opportunities for professional dance artists available from Jenny Traynor at