Crossings 2010

In the summer of 2010, Jennifer traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa as a choreographer in the international residency that investigated relationships between dance, music, and lighting.

Collaborating with 31 other artists from around the globe and mentored by Michel Kelemenis and Vincent Mantsoe they worked extremely intensively to experiment, create and perform a new piece every day for 5 days. In the final week, they worked with a single team to develop a piece that was performed in the showcase at the Newtown Dance Centre on the final evening.

Her final work, “Be Longing,” was about the ins and outs of being in between relationships and the empty spaces we leave or are left behind. It explored vulnerability, wanting and desire, and all that awkwardness of when you just don’t know what to say.

Directed by: Jennifer Irons

Devised and Performed by: Ori Lenkinski (Israel), Sonnbyboy Motau (South Africa), and Laure Jean de Vries (South Africa)

Composer: Thokozani Mhlambi (South Africa)

Lighting Design: Nkululeko Mazibuko (South Africa)

For more information and images from Crossings check out Jennifer’s blog on:

Jennifer’s Blog

Crossings Review


The Cucashop! – One Night Indoor Festival

The Cucashop! 

One Night Indoor Festival

Featuring one man beat box band Joe Driscoll with Sekou Kouyate, ironINC Dance Theatre, Uchenna Urban Contemporary Dance Company, DJ’s Peepshow Paddy (Disco Shed), Toby Lyons (Fluffy Logic), and much, much more. Ticket proceeds are going to ironINC in Africa.



Thursday, October 6, 2011

Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
Tickets: £8 online, £10 on the door

Ticket can be purchased directly from Rich Mix
ironINC in Africa is proud to be working with Rich Mix as they share a similar ethos of promoting arts within the local and wider community. By providing the venue for the Cucashop, Rich Mix continues their support in development of both local and international artists across a wide range of art forms.


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ironINC in Africa

For the past 4 years Jennifer Irons of ironINC has facilitated, developed and delivered various professional and arts for social development projects across Africa and the South Pacific. In the belief that the arts can contribute to international development, she has endeavoured to find new and sustainable projects linking diverse communities through dialogue and creative practice. The projects are developed with the local community and in partnership with local professional and not for profit organizations. Previous projects have included working with the HEALS Project with ex-child soldiers in Northern Uganda, Adugna Community Dance Theatre working with professional dancers and dancers with disabilities in Ethiopia, and Sauti Afrika working with street kids in Nairobi.

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OYO in Namibia

For 2012, Jennifer has been invited to work with Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) in Namibia. OYO aims to use working through the arts with young people to create social awareness and mitigate the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and other social problems. OYO’s vision is to develop a society in which there is broad access to information and the arts. Jennifer is planning to work with OYO in spring of 2012.

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