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September 11th — 16th, 2016
Project Arts Centre, Dublin 2016 (Cube); Dublin Dance Festival 2018 (PAC Space Upstairs); Cardiff Dance Festival, Chapter Arts, Cardiff; Pavillion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire; Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo; Dance Base, Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Capstone Theatre, LEAP Dance Festival, Liverpool; Internationale Tanzmesse in Dusseldorf, Studio
Photo by Ewa Figaszewska

Photo by Ewa Figaszewska

"Roche’s choreography is sharp and expressive, thrashing us with the narrative and revealing the savage beauty at its heart”…… “the fierce and feisty spoken words of Galway poet Elaine Feeney; a fire-cracker delivery of vicious text that has emerged from the so many dark, heart breaking and sickening examples of women subjugated through their bodies."
Mike Smith, Arts Scene Wales


WRoNGHEADED merges film, poetry and movement, to confront the realities of women's rights and freedom of choice in Ireland

It was created in response to the on-going debate to abolish the Irish constitutional ban on abortion; a ban which was eventually overthrown by referendum in May 2018. While standing as a testament to a momentous time of change in Ireland, WRoNGHEADED also delves deep into the institutional repression that mediates much of our society's behaviour to this day. Driven by Elaine Feeney's spoken word poetry and electrifying performances from the dancers, the piece is a jolt to the system.

WRoNGHEADED is a refuge from the necessary but ongoing debate; and a space to consider these issues from a new perspective.

WRoNGHEADED, the film by Mary Wycherley and Liz Roche, produced by Zlata Fillipovic, was made as part of WRoNGHEADED, a live piece for Tiger Dublin Fringe 2016 at Project Arts Centre.

Between 2016 and 2017, the 9 min film was screened at Athens Video Dance Festival and Tocht Dance Festival, Tralee, the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, Fastnet Film Festival, American Dance Festival Movies by Movers, Dance Waves Festival – Moving Images, Cyprus, Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival, Festival Internacional Video Danza, Buenos Aires and the Underwire Festival, London.


Concept & Choreography Liz Roche
Dancers Sarah Cerneaux, Justine Cooper, Kévin Coquelard, Jack Webb and Liv O’Donoghue (Pavilion Theatre & Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo, 2018)
Poetry Elaine Feeney
Film Mary Wycherley
Music Composition Ray Harman
Lighting Design (2017 onwards) Stephen Dodd
Lighting Design (2016) Sinead Wallace
Voiceover Elaine Feeney & Andrew Bennett
Stage Manager Lisa Krugel
Production Manager Stephen Dodd
Photography Ewa Figaszewska / Maria Falconer
Director of Photography Eleanor Bowman
Film Producer Zlata Filipovic


Photos by Ewa Figaszewska

Photo by Ewa Figaszewska


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