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."
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)|
|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|