About

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“All art must have a form of story behind it, whether that be to inform a situation, create or discuss a mood or feeling, convey a message, create an experience, or simply, to entertain. Of course none of these points are mutually exclusive. For IGNITE THE DARK, dance is the connective that links and informs our stories.”

Ignite The Dark was founded in 2010 by Artistic Directors Alfie Scalia and Daniel Ryan as a jazz dance theatre performance company creating highly stylised and soulful jazz dance works.

Each Ignite The Dark performance commences construction from the written word, whether in prose, script, poem or supposition format.  From this the sound, the look and, above all, the pacing of movement is formulated. We believe dance is a powerful storytelling device and look to demonstrate our brand of new and innovative, roguish entertainment that can speak to a range of audiences from young adults through to older, more refined tastes.