Secondary Sources premiered at Dublin Dance Festival 2010 at the SS.Michael and John’s (Banquet Hall) at Smock Alley Dublin.
The piece explored the intuitive processes experienced by a dancer in the process of making a dance piece. The dancer becomes a source for the choreographer to draw on and together a creative relationship is formed that crosses back and forth where the choreographer’s intentions, creative desires and aesthetic intertwine with that of the dancer they are working with. It is ultimately a reflexive journey for all involved and in this creation Liz Roche decided to follow this experience and to see where it would lead.
The piece developed over the second part of 2009, beginning with a quartet that Liz Roche developed with Jodi Melnick, Juliette Map and Katherine O’Malley during a residency at Movement Research in New York. The quartet was performed at Judson Church New York in January 2010, supported by Culture Ireland and Movement Research NY. This quartet went on to form the centre piece of the extended version of the work created for and commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival 2010.
The piece was structured around a quartet and sextet that formed an observing relationship with each other over the course of a work. The audience were seated in a specially designed half moon seating bank that complimented the half moon arrangement of the dancers in space throughout. The music was performed live by composers Ed Rosenberg and Justin Carroll.
The work was then invited to perform at The Baryshnikov Arts Centre New York in January 2010. Supported by Culture Ireland.