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 …
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?
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 Muckian, Phil Boyle, Angela Dorgan, Roise Goan, Joshua Gordon, Mick Minogue, Eilis Boyle, Annie Mac, Ben Frow, Michael McDermott, Sinead O’Connor, Shane Langan, Kathy Scott, Eoghan Kidney, Michael Roe, and Phillip McMahon.