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La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival: John Scott Dance presents "Cloud Study"

La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival: John Scott Dance presents "Cloud Study"


La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club


The Downstairs Theatre @ La MaMa, 66 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003


Friday, April 29, 2022 - 8:30pm daily through April 30, 2022
Sunday, May 1, 2022 - 4:00pm daily through April 30, 2022



La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

John Scott Dance 

Cloud Study (US Premiere)

Thursday–Saturday, April 29–30, at 8:30pm; Sunday, May 1 at 4pm

The Downstairs Theatre

John Scott returns to La MaMa with his newest work Cloud Study. Called “powerful and mesmerizing” (The Arts Review), the work uses the idea of clouds as a traveling, dreamy mass that floats above everything, witnessing, dissolving, and carrying storms. Two compelling dancers, Mufutau Yusuf (who performed in Scott’s Fall and Recover at La MaMa), an Irish dancer born in Nigeria, and Magdalena Hylak, an Ireland-based Polish dancer, are running to somewhere or from something, speaking English, Polish, and Yorùbá, communicating with their bodies, hand signs, and dance. Music by Ryan Vial, costumes by Justine Doswell, lighting design by Eric Würtz.

Cloud Study was commissioned by Galway International Arts Festival. John Scott Dance is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.



Mufutau Yusuf; photo by Leon Farrell

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