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PopLives #18: John Scott

Every week this Q&A will find out what various heads in music, film, fashion, theatre, bukes, performance, tech stuff, and whatever else are consuming. John Scott is the artistic director of John Scott Dance, formerly Irish Modern Dance Theatre. What …

Mon, Oct 1, 2012, 15:07

   

Every week this Q&A will find out what various heads in music, film, fashion, theatre, bukes, performance, tech stuff, and whatever else are consuming.

John Scott is the artistic director of John Scott Dance, formerly Irish Modern Dance Theatre.

What are you reading?
Solace by Belinda Mc Keown

Last film you saw and your verdict?
To Rome With Love by Woody Allen – loved it, particularly his personification of a egomanic avant garde opera director.

You have a golden ticket to Easons, what magazine is first on your list?
The New Yorker – great, sharp, intelligent, worldly writing and makes me feel I’m in New York, my favorite city

What are your most clicked bookmarks?
Facebook, Twitter, The Irish Times, Dance Ireland, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Learnist, YouTube, Vimeo, Dublin Theatre Festival

Do you have a favourite podcast or radio programme?
I love listening to Marian Finucane on RTE 1 on weekends and John Murray show every morning

When you fall into a YouTube hole what’s the general subject matter of the videos you’re watching?
Always dance.

What track should we listen to right now?
Actually, I’m listening to an operatic aria from ‘Fidelio’ by Beethoven: ‘Gott! Welch dunkel hier’ (I’m also an opera singer). Next track on ipod is Jay-Z ’99 problems’

Which boxset/TV series do you have on the go at the moment?
Dr Who, closely followed by The Judy Garland Show from the 1960’s.

Last gig/concert you went to and your verdict?
Justin Vivian Bond – New York’s contemporary cross between David Bowie and Marianne Faithfull – in Joe’s Pub, New York. Verdict – SUBLIME

Which app do you use the most?
‘What’s App’ to send messages and pictures to friends and colleagues, and Twitter (I’m @johnscottdance by the way)

And finally, if you book tickets to one performance this month, make it…
Body Duet on tour in Dun Laoghaire, Wexford, Portlaoise, Limerich, Tipperary and Listowel. Closely followed by HAMLET at Dublin Theatre Festival.

John Scott Dance tours Body Duet to 9 venues nationwide from Oct 3 – Nov 16.  For further tour & booking info check out www.irishmoderndancetheatre.com

 

Previously on Pop Lives: Willie White, Niall MuckianPhil BoyleAngela DorganRoise GoanJoshua GordonMick MinogueEilis BoyleAnnie MacBen FrowMichael McDermottSinead O’Connor,  Shane LanganKathy ScottEoghan KidneyMichael Roe, and Phillip McMahon.

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