COMPANY BIOGRAPHY

 

Established in 1999, with a world class dance ensemble, Liz Roche Company (formerly known as Rex Levitates Dance Company), is one of Ireland’s leading contemporary dance companies. An artistically ambitious and resourceful arts organisation, the company deliver their program with consistency, originality and an attention to detail and this has led to a steady expansion since 1999. Liz Roche Company is known for its own particular brand of contemporary dance which has been created through an on-going working relationship between Liz Roche and a core group of exceptional dancers and artistic collaborators.

 

Based in Dublin and led by Choreographer and Artistic Director Liz Roche, the company has produced a diverse programme of innovative dance productions examining sources of inspiration, embodied social and cultural constructs and the intensity of physical connections and boundaries.

 

 The company tours theatre based and site specific performances performing throughout Ireland and internationally, most notably at the Baryshnikov Arts Centre and Judson Memorial Church New York, South Bank Centre London, Massachusetts International Festival of Art, LEAP Liverpool, Edinburgh Fringe Festival , Meet in Beijing and Festival of Irish Arts Beijing, Festival De La Nouvelle Danse Uzes, Centre Culturel Irlandais/ CND (France) and internationale tanzmesse nrw (Germany).

 

Former Residencies:

DeVir Capa Faro Portugal - Modul Dance

Beijing, China where Liz Roche choreographed Catalyst on The National Ballet of China.

Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris

Le Centre National De La Danse, Paris

Atelier De Danse Carolyn Carlson, Paris

Movement Research New York with Jodi Melnick and Juliette Mapp