Alternately Terrific and Gentle
Live performance and film installation
Image credit Maurice Gunning
An ensemble of three groundbreaking choreographers/performers - Jodi Melnick, Liz Roche and Jenny Roche - evolve the concept of collaboration, having initiated the creation of this performance both prior to and during lockdown. This piece then ventured further with a series of filmed responses from 9 extraordinary choreographers, performers and artists across the world. It now takes tangible form as a performance/film installation at Limerick’s Light Moves Festival.
Inspired by a rich tapestry of texts, music, letters, and visual art the title is from a love letter from composer John Cage to choreographer Merce Cunningham where he vividly describes the tumultuous yet delicate intensity of a rainstorm as “alternately terrific and gentle” and declares wanting to “measure my breath in relation to the air between us”.
A symbol of the ceaseless dynamism of creativity, this piece underscores the artist's unique ability to materialize something exquisite even in the most challenging circumstances.
We extend a heartfelt invitation to join us in enjoying this performance and basking in the radiance of unbridled collaborative creativity.
|Choreographers/performers||Jodi Melnick, Liz Roche, Jenny Roche|
|Videographer||José Miguel Jiménez|
|Collaborating artists in film||Colin Dunne, Malcolm Jason Low, Mufutau Yusuf, Paul White, Maïa Nunes, Liv O’Donoghue and Justine Cooper.|
|Additional film/camera||Pippa Samaya, Davide Belloti, Dean Villarini|
|Production Manager||Pius McGrath|
|Production||Liz Roche Company|