Irish Modern Dance Theatre

Actions is a physical conversation which was commissioned by Visual: Calow Arts Centre in Ireland although the work was choreographed by John Scott in New York with American dancer André Zachary and Irishman Daniel Squire. Although there is nothing about the work that is strictly Irish, the dancers have strong modern training. And the “conversation” is not just the dance communications between the two, they also continue a dialogue throughout which breaks the fluid dance.

The dancers are both graceful and powerful. But it seems too much of an étude and, therefore, lacks a kind of unity that keeps the audience engaged.

Reviewer: Catherine Lamm

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