'An intriguing reflection on space, history and the transitory, uncertain nature of our humdrum existence' - The Stage
Liz Roche Company opens 2021 with a dance film of THE HERE TRIO, an exciting co-production with Maiden Voyage Dance now screened in partnership with Dance Limerick, Project Arts Centre and Tipperary Dance Platform.
This interactive event is a brand new full digital dance piece which blends the recording of the live production with a filmed interpretation. During the screening there will be a live online chat function and a post show Q&A. The Q&A panel includes Fearghus O'Conchuir (Choreographer/dancer/Artistic director), Luca Truffarelli (videographer), Mary Wycherley (choreographer and Director - Light Moves Festival of Screendance) and Liz Roche.
The Here Trio got off to superb live start in early 2020 and due to the continuing effects of Covid-19 ravishing the world, the company were unable to continue a live tour of the show. However, Liz Roche Company are thrilled to present a film of the work in March, to the audience that never got to see it live. The Here Trio premiered at The MAC, Belfast in February 2020, as part of Maiden Voyage Dance's timely Boundaries and Belonging programme, which took place only one week after Brexit.
This special full-filmed version is made up of the combined original live dance staging of the show filmed at The Source Arts Centre, Thurles for TPD’20 International Dance Festival, and the original video work of that live version in The MAC. The essence of this re-calibrated piece, is like a film within a film.
Brexit is very much showing its true colours now, one year on, and this newly worked dance piece is also a commentary on what was before the Covid pandemic where the dancers’ movements in the film convey bodies that are slightly out-side of themselves, agitated and driven, even stressed. Voices are independent from their speakers, images fracture and reform, and the senses are stuck in over exaggerated comparisons. Time doesn't flow, but hiccups along, with memories and imagined histories erupting throughout.
The new dance film was filmed by Lucy Dawson, Shane Vaughan and Luca Truffarelli. Truffarelli has also edited the new film and is a main collaborator on this work.
This dance film project is proudly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council and RTE Supporting The Arts.
- Following the film, audiences will be invited to attend a Q&A session via Zoom (with live captioning).
- The film will also be available to ticket holders for 48hrs after. Further details below and booking information for this event.
- For Booking Queries contact Project Arts Centre Box Office, Monday - Saturday, from 11am - 7pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +353 1 881 9613.
- In order to make this work more accessible, closed captions will be available to viewers.
Presented by: Project Arts Centre / Commissioned by Maiden Voyage Dance / Co-produced by Maiden Voyage Dance; Liz Roche Company / and presented in partnership with Tipperary Dance Platform and Dance Limerick.
Cast: Ryan O'Neill / Lucia Kickham / Justine Cooper / Sarah Cerneaux / Glória Ros Abellana
Creative Team: Choreographed by Liz Roche, Lighting by Stephen Dodd, Original Music and drum recordings by Bryan O’Connell, Sound Design & Visuals by Luca Truffarelli, Set and costume by Liz Roche Filming Lucy Dawson, Shane Vaughan and Luca Truffarelli, Video edit Luca Truffarelli, Drum samples by kind permission of Jeremy Davis, Set build by Theatre Production Services.
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