Sharing a mutual admiration for each other’s work, Liz Roche and composer David Coonan have begun a collaboration to create a major new piece for orchestra and dancers in partnership with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
Taking the idea of people gathering together as a starting point, this work-in-development explores how a group can act as a conduit for the personal, in a communal exploration of small, singular details.
The commissioning of original music alongside contemporary dance has long been a core creative element of the Liz Roche Company. Having written work for international ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Coonan’s work offers a striking complement to Roche’s choreography.
Demos is made possible by an Arts Council Music Commission Award.
Choreography: Liz Roche
Performers: Kevin Coquelard, Anne-Laure Dogot, Sarah Cerneaux, Ailish Maher, Lucia Kickham, Jack Webb, Gloria Ros Abellana, Sarah Fennell
“Liz Roche has been an integral part of Ireland’s dance community for many years but her choreography has never settled into a groove. Yes, there’s an aesthetic line running through her repertoire but she is a restless artist, continually pushing herself into new places…. her work communicates at a very private level.”
Michael Seaver, Ballet Tanz
“Liz Roche is an artist with a serious track record.”
Judith Mackrell, The Guardian
Duration: Approx. 30mins