Liz Roche Company/ Crash Ensemble


Commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival and The Abbey Theatre

A moving tapestry of live music and dance exploring human connection

Commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival and the Abbey Theatre in partnership with New Music Dublin, this premiere marks the culmination of a collaboration between choreographer Liz Roche and composer David Coonan developed from a suite of short films shared as part of the DDF Summer 2021 Edition.

Part gathering, part concert, part improvisation, this live performance is about people gathering together in a time of fractured connections and shifting environments. It explores the desires and compulsions in the urge to move, the charge that circulates in a crowd, the connections between music and movement in shifting spaces of togetherness and separation.

Dēmos is performed by an exceptional cast of seven dancers from Liz Roche Company and musicians playing live and recorded from Crash Ensemble – breathtaking music and innovative design take centre stage alongside sublime choreography in this multi-disciplinary work.

Duration: 60 mins (no interval)

Booking Information:

Thurs 11 – Sat 13 Nov, 7:30pm
€ 25 full price / €20 conc. 

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Choreographer & Director Liz Roche
Composer David Coonan
Dancers Justine Cooper, Kévin Coquelard, Lucia Kickham, Yumi Lee, Luke Murphy, Emily Terndrup, Mufutau Yusuf
Musicians (Live) Kate Ellis (Cello), Brian Bolger (Guitar), Alex Petcu (Percussion)
Musicians (Recorded) Larissa O'Grady, Macdara Ó Seireadáin, Barry O'Halpin, Máire Carroll
Musical improvisations conceived in collaboration between the composer and musicians Kate Ellis and Brian Bolger
Set & Costume Designer Katie Davenport
Lighting Designer Sinead McKenna
Projections José Miguel Jiménez
Dramaturg Shane O'Reilly
Music Producer & Sound Engineer Adrian Hart
Photographer Steve O'Connor
Production Manager Eamonn Fox
Stage Manager Lisa Krugel
Set Build Theatre Production Services
Band Coordinator Jonathan Pearson

Commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival and the Abbey Theatre, in partnership with Crash Ensemble and New Music Dublin. Liz Roche Company is strategically funded by The Arts Council of Ireland | An Chomhairle Ealaion.

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We are proud of our partners.

Liz Roche Company is strategically funded by the Arts Council