The imperative of moving forward – Constant innovation drives us into new territories of artistic thought and practice. We constantly challenge ourselves and our collaborators as we research, perform and archive our work, always with the objective of extending the boundaries of contemporary dance.
The power of collaborative artistic exploration - our dance works are always original, developed in collaboration with dancers and designers of the highest calibre which tour nationally and internationally.
Equality of cultural rights - as an organisation we want to encourage diversity within our community and continue to promote equality of opportunity for all.
Compassion/Service - a major part of the dance cultural landscape in Ireland, we are constantly exploring new ways to make the bridge between the art-form of dance and audiences.
The obligation to nurture a new generation of dance artists and makers is deeply woven into the artistic activities of the company alongside the awareness of the necessity to build an environment for dance to flourish in Ireland.
Commission by Cork Opera House in partnership with Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh to create two new dance pieces, I Thou and Pilgrimage, responding to the work of iconic Irish visual artist Brian O'Doherty/Patrick Ireland for Cork Midsummer Festival and Cork Opera House 2018 and Dublin Dance Festival 2019.
Commission by the Goethe-Institut Irland, to present a new site specific work Näher..closer, nearer, sooner for the reopening of their Merrion Square buildings, presented at Dublin Fringe Festival 2018.
Commission by An Post for the GPO and Ireland 2016: Centenary Programme, Liz directed Embodied.
In 2017, presented Totems in the National Gallery of Ireland as part of the programme of event to mark the reopening of the Milltown and Dargan Wings.
In 2015 the company premiered Bastard Amber, a co-production and co-commission between the Abbey Theatre and Dublin Dance Festival with Kilkenny Arts Festival. It was a historic moment for dance in Ireland, the first time ever for an Irish choreographer to be commissioned to create a full length dance work for the main stage of Ireland’s National Theatre.
Liz Roche Company is strategically funded by the Arts Council