Näher... closer, nearer, sooner

premiere Dublin Fringe Festival
Commissioned by Goethe Institut Irland
DATES 20-23 SEPTEMBER 2018
Photo credit Luca Truffarelli

★★★★

a lithe interplay of vivid recollections” 

CHRISTIE SEAVER | THE IRISH TIMES

Commissioned by Goethe Institut Irland

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NÄHER... CLOSER, NEARER, SOONER

★★★★

“… exquisitely choreographed… “Näher…closer, nearer, sooner” resonates most powerfully, transforming the Goethe-Institut into a living, breathing, resonant space full of hope and memory.”

CHRIS O'ROURKE, THE ARTS REVIEW


Created by leading Irish choreographer Liz Roche the piece is written and co-devised by prolific Irish actor and playwright, Shane O’Reilly with sound design by Roy Carroll and costumes by Catherine Fay. An exceptional cast of dancers take audiences on a thrilling dance odyssey of emotion and movement in this latest ambitious work by Liz Roche Company who continue to forge new territory in dance and audience experience.

Within these new and old walls at Goethe-Institut Irland are layers of stories and memories. This not-to-be-missed dance encounter brings up all of the emotions and movements that bring us closer, encouraging us to share in an intimate living room play and to live the best moment of our lives.

Näher Goethe-Institut Irland Dublin Fringe Festival 2018 Photo by Luca Truffarelli
Näher photo by Luca Truffarelli

★★★★

Dancers appear out of nowhere, then vanish. Shadows flit behind walls… in a lithe interplay of vivid recollections, stream-of-consciousness retrospection and guttural reactions.”

CHRISTIE SEAVER, THE IRISH TIMES

Performances

venue GOETHE INSTITUT IRLAND
DATES 15 - 17 FEBRUARY 2019
COMMISSIONED BY GOETHE INSTITUT IRLAND
Naher photo by Luca Truffarelli
Näher photo by Luca Truffarelli

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Choreography Liz Roche  

Devised by Liz Roche and Shane O'Reilly

Costume Design Catherine Fay

Sound Design Roy Carroll

Cast: Finola Cronin, Henry Montes, Anne-Laure Dogot, Kévin Coquelard & Senior Dancers from Dublin Youth Dance Company.

Photography and videography by Luca Truffarelli

Naher photo by Luca Truffarelli
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Liz Roche Company is strategically funded by the Arts Council and supported by Dublin City Council