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Time Over Distance Over Time

May 19th, 2016
The Complex, Dublin
Images by Luca Truffarelli

Images by Luca Truffarelli

"This reflective work is a contemporary perspective on generation emigration, a philosophical approach to the question of distance and time. Her intuitive collaboration with the technology that shortens and underlines distance demonstrates how it can also create additional layers of anxieties… and it’s all beautifully rendered."


The dance explores personal experiences of migration asking the question; when we feel the distances between us somehow increasing, in a world that's meant to be getting smaller, how do we bridge the gap? Digital technology is the lifeline; but ultimately a poor substitute for the full presence of a person, standing beside you and understanding you.

Working remotely with a cast living between Australia and Ireland, this piece highlighted the sense of fragmentation that occurs over distances in relationships when the full physicality of a loved one is reduced to a voice down the phone or a two dimensional image on a screen.

Following on from the Dublin Dance Festival performances, Time Over Distance Over Time has since performed at Brisbane Powerhouse and FORM Dance Projects' Dance Bites Festival in Sydney supported by Culture Ireland as part of their I Am Ireland Centenary Programme 2016.

The Sydney Morning Herald described the piece as “a moving exploration of separation” and “an enjoyable work designed to make us think and recall our own experiences as well as those of others. The movement is organic, softly moulded to the communication of bodies and minds. The strongest impression is the impact of the ensemble, they move and breathe almost as one.” Jill Sykes

A co-production between Liz Roche Company and Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, with presenting partners Dublin Dance Festival and Live Collision Festival.


Choreography and Concept Liz Roche
Film Luca Truffarelli
Lighting Design Aideen Malone
Interactive Visual Design Jared Donovan
Music Ray Harman
Set Elements Paul O' Mahony
Set Build Theatre Production Services
Production Manager Stephen Dodd
Stage Manager Margarita Corscadden
Performers Henry Montes, Rahel Vonmoos, Simone Litchfield, Liz Roche, Jenny Roche, Grant McLay and Kevin Coquelard (Australian performances)


Images by Luca Truffarelli


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