Outstanding new dance show inspired by the writings of poet Seamus Heaney.
Two dance companies, one from Belfast and one from Dublin, come together to perform a new dance work that looks at the predicament of living out two conflicting states of mind at once.
Identities, beliefs, emotions and aspirations are put to the test in this poignant blend of dance, poetry and music.
“…the strain of being in two places at once, of needing to accommodate two opposing conditions of truthfulness simultaneously…” Seamus Heaney
Established in 1999, Liz Roche Company (formerly known as Rex Levitates) is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary dance companies. Based in Dublin and led by choreographer and artistic director Liz Roche, the company produces a diverse programme of dance productions and has toured to the UK, France, Germany, Cyprus, China and the USA.
Maiden Voyage Dance is Northern Ireland’s commissioning company for contemporary dance. Led by Nicola Curry, this Belfast based company work with national and international choreographers and collaborators to create an innovative and flexible repertoire for theatres, installation and public space.
Choreographed by Liz Roche
Music by Neil Martin
Cast: Philip Connaughton, David Ogle, Katherine O’Malley and Vasiliki Stasinaki
Lighting and Set by Ciaran Bagnall
Costume by Catherine Fay
Dramaturgy by Louise Lowe
★★★★★ “Powerful without ever being frenetic, capturing stillness within movement, Neither Either is a profoundly moving production and one of the most exquisite performances you are likely to see this year. Not to be missed.” examiner.com
★★★★ “Composer Neil Martin’s striking score becomes an external force tethering the foursome to something beyond just themselves.” Irish Times
Liz Roche Company and Maiden Voyage Dance would like to acknowledge the support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland, Belfast City Council, Dublin City Council, Dance Ireland and Dance Limerick.
Suitable ages 12+
A panel discussion with Medbh McGuckian, Paula McFetridge, Louise Lowe, Choreographer Liz Roche and the cast, chaired by Dr Aoife McGrath, will bring together artists from different disciplines and backgrounds, mirroring the choreographers’ exploration of different points of view in the piece following the performance on 13 November.
Maiden Voyage Dance offers the unique provision of audio described dance performances for those with visual impairment. Audio description is available at the performances of Neither Either at Project Arts Centre on Thursday 13 November.