Now with Brexit in full flow, Liz Roche’s The Here Trio gets to show this important dance work in another full format, so more people can try to understand the challenges of preconceived ideas about the right to belong in a place and how it reflects on our impermanent existence in the rapidly changing environments we inhabit.
Brexit is very much showing its true colours now, one year on, and this newly worked dance piece is also a commentary on what was before the Covid pandemic where the dancers’ movements in the film convey bodies that are slightly ‘out-side’ of themselves, agitated and driven, even stressed. Voices are independent from their speakers, images fracture and reform, and the senses are stuck in over exaggerated comparisons. Time doesn’t flow, but hiccups along, with memories and imagined histories erupting throughout. Including Luca Truffarelli, the piece is made in close collaboration with lighting designer Stephen Dodd and composer Bryan O’Connell.
The film moves between the original live performance to the newly adapted and socially distanced version from last October, to present this recorded version of the performance which is film of the whole production and ties it all together into one format. Creating new resonances with the idea of what it means to be “here”, especially now as we navigate this turbulent moment of change in our lives.
From the outset of this dance project in 2020, Nicola Curry Artistic Director of Maiden Voyage says, “We are delighted to be collaborating with Liz Roche Company to bring a timely work on boundaries and belonging to the stage with a combined all island creative team…. The politics of place impact us all in myriad ways but it is often forgotten that the body is our first home. This work brings the intelligence of the body that houses and holds our past and present experiences to the fore to address often overwhelming issues of where we feel we belong and how we survive when things are beyond our control.”
Following the film, audiences will be invited to attend a Q&A session via Zoom.
Panel includes Fearghus O’Conchuir (Choreographer/Dancer/Artistic Director), Luca Truffarelli (Videographer), Mary Wycherley (Choreographer and Director – Light Moves Festival of Screendance), Liz Roche.
In order to make this work more accessible, closed captions will be available to viewers and live during the Q&A.
Project Arts Centre, Dublin
Thursday 4 March @ 8pm / Tickets: €10
www.projectartscentre.ie | Tel: 01 8819 613
*Approximate duration is 50 minutes
**The film will also be available to ticket holders for 48hrs after.
Proudly supported by The Arts Council, RTÉ Supporting The Arts, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and by Belfast City Council
Co-produced with Maiden Voyage Dance and screened in partnership with Project Arts Centre, Tipperary Dance Platform and Dance Limerick.liveC