Liz Roche Company: Company-in-Residence 2017 – 2019
The Civic, Liz Roche Company, Tallaght Community Arts and Dublin Dance Festival invite local audiences in Tallaght to engage with contemporary dance over a six month period from April to September 2017. Participants will follow the work of the Liz Roche Company through a programme of events, workshops, talks and performances that will allow them experience up close how the Company goes about developing, producing and performing existing and new dance work in a variety of performance settings. This project will be co-ordinated by Jenny McDonald.
MENU of activities for 2017 include:
May 3rd, 7.30pm – 9pm, Loose End Studio, Civic Theatre Tallaght
Over tea and buns we will:
Meet everybody involved in the project
Talk about of contemporary dance in general – in Ireland and Internationally
Explain about the Active Audience initiative
Explain about the specific pieces being made in 2017 by Liz Roche Company
Meet the partner organisations, choreographer Liz Roche + two dancers from the company & composer Ray Harman.
At the DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL
SEE NATIONAL GALLERY of IRELAND AND THEN SEE THE DANCE IT IS INSPIRING
Saturday 27th May
Visit to National Gallery of Ireland meeting 12 noon followed by work in progress showing of Totems at DanceHouse on Foley Street at 3pm.
Two sponsored places on the FAST TRACK programme during the Festival
12 MINUTE DANCES OPEN REHEARSALS IN RUA RED
Saturday June 3rd
12 Minute Dances rehearsal in Rua Red Arts Centre (located opposite Civic Theatre, Tallaght)
Active Audience welcome to observe rehearsal between 3.30pm and 5.30pm with Tea & Coffee and chat at 5.30pm
NATIONAL GALLERY TOUR + SKETCHING DANCE CLASS + SIT IN ON TECHNICAL REHEARSAL
Wednesday July 5th
National Gallery of Ireland
1pm Rehearsal/movement sketching session in performance space with company
1.30 – 2.45pm Pre rehearsal tour of full gallery including the newly re-opened Dargan and Milltown Wings.
3pm Tech and dress rehearsal of Totems
SEE THE PERFORMANCES
July 6th – 9th
Totems performances at the National Gallery of Ireland (6th & 7th at 7pm and 8th & 9th at 1pm)
PERFORMANCES, CULTURE NIGHT, VOLUNTEER PERFORMERS, TALKS
September – Company at Civic
Active Audience meeting: September 15th Evening – tour of theatre, talk with Joe Vanek about design and costume in dance.
Volunteer performers schedule to be involved in the solo piece from 12 Minute Dances.
Saturday 16th 4 – 6pm Rehearsal Civic
Sunday 17th 4 – 6pm Rehearsal Civic
Tuesday 19th 6 – 8pm Rehearsal Civic
Wednesday 20th 7 – 9.30pm Dress Rehearsal
Thursday 21st Performance 8pm (arrive 6pm, show 8pm, ends 9pm)
Friday 22nd *Culture Night Time tbc – after 6pm (2 showings of solo in theatre)
Saturday 23rd (arrive 6pm, show 8pm, ends 9pm)
*Friday 22nd Culture Night Time tbc – after 6pm
Between 6 and 9pm
2 showings of solo 12 Minutes Dances
2 showings of duets 12 Minutes Dances
2 showings of quintet 12 Minutes Dances
Tour of theatre and talk by Michael Barker Caven with Joe Vanek about Rothko and modern art influence on concept, design and costume in dance & Meet the company – young dancers interested in contemporary could come and question the dancers about careers in dance.