Time Over Distance Over Time

PREMIERE The Complex, Dublin
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH Dublin Dance Festival
DATES 19 May 2016
PHOTO CREDIT Luca Truffarelli

This reflective work is a contemporary perspective on generation emigration, a philosophical approach to the question of distance and time. Her intuitive collaboration with the technology that shortens and underlines distance demonstrates how it can also create additional layers of anxieties… and it’s all beautifully rendered.

SEONA MAC RÉAMOINN | THE IRISH TIMES

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The dance explored personal experiences of migration asking the question; when we feel the distances between us somehow increasing, in a world that's meant to be getting smaller, how do we “bridge the gap”? Digital technology is the lifeline; but ultimately a poor substitute for the full presence of a person, standing beside you and understanding you.

Working remotely with a cast living between Australia and Ireland, this piece highlighted the sense of fragmentation that occurs over distances in relationships when the full physicality of a loved one is reduced to a voice down the phone or a two dimensional image on a screen.

Following on from the Dublin Dance Festival performances, Time Over Distance Over Time has since performed at Brisbane Powerhouse and FORM Dance Projects' Dance Bites Festival in Sydney supported by Culture Ireland as part of their I Am Ireland Centenary Programme 2016.

The Sydney Morning Herald described the piece as “a moving explorationof separation” and “an enjoyable work designed to make us think and recall ourown experiences as well as those of others. Themovement is organic, softly moulded to the communicationof bodies and minds ..... the strongest impression is the impact of the ensemble..They move and breathe almost as one.”
Jill Sykes

A co-production between Liz Roche Company and Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, with presenting partners Dublin Dance Festival and Live Collision Festival.

THE CREATIVE TEAM AND PERFORMERS

Time Over Distance Over Time is a multi-disciplinary work where a specially designed interactive digital programme by Brisbane based Jared Donovan, found text and choreography by Liz Roche meet and interact with the film work of Luca Truffarelli, a beautiful light design by Aideen Malone and an ingenious set piece by Paul O'Mahony.

The performers are the central point to this work which is built on their shared dance histories, their vast personal and shared experience, their subtlety in performance and ease together as a group – all woven into the dance. 

Performers

Henry Montes, Rahel Vonmoos, Simone Litchfield, Liz Roche, Jenny Roche, Grant McLay and Kevin Coquelard (Australian performances)

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Choreography and Concept LIZ ROCHE 

Film LUCA TRUFFARELLI (Italy & Ireland) 

Lighting Design AIDEEN MALONE (UK & Ireland) 

Interactive Visual Design JARED DONOVAN (Australia) 

Music Composition RAY HARMAN (Ireland) 

Set Elements PAUL O”MAHONY (Ireland) 

Set Build THEATRE PRODUCTION SERVICES

Production Manager STEPHEN DODD

Stage Manager MARGARITA CORSCADDEN

Time Over Distance Over Time by Liz Roche Company Photo by Luca Truffarelli
Time Over Distance Over Time by Liz Roche Company Photo by Luca Truffarelli
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