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12 Minute Dances

12 Minute Dances


  • 21 September // 8pm & 23 September // 8pm
  • Main Auditorium
  • €16 & €14 concession
  • €10 for Groups and Active Audience members

Liz Roche Company & The Civic presents the 12 Minute Dances in association with the Dublin Dance Festival

2017 has seen Liz Roche Company, one of Ireland’s foremost exponents of contemporary dance, commence a planned three year residency at the Civic.

12 Minute Dances, is a major revival of her internationally acclaimed landmark work from 2009 and is the first public offering of this exciting initiative. Composed of a sequence of pieces inspired by the paintings of Mark Rothko, the dances are seamlessly woven together to create story in motion, showcasing Roche’s supreme talent for creating finely-wrought arrangements of movement which are both thrilling and evocative.

Performed by a company of exceptional dancers and with members of our ACTIVE AUDIENCE team who have been avidly following the re-rehearsal process. Acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic and receiving coveted 5 star reviews,12 Minute Dances offers audiences a unique opportunity to witness the purity and essence of Liz Roche’s most beautiful dance.

Dancers: Cliodhna Hoey, Katherine O’Malley, Ryan O’Neill, Liv O’Donoghue, Miguel Do Vale, Ailish Maher Musician: Sean MacErlaine Original Music: Ed Rosenberg, Joel Mellin Lighting Design: Kevin Smith Set Design: Joe Vanek Costume Design: Catherine Fay Photography by Luca Truffarelli

“Liz Roche’s 12 Minute Dances .. confirmed her position as one of the most thought-provoking Irish choreographers around” – THE IRISH TIMES

“….It was full of graceful instinct as the dancers literally seemed to lose themselves in their own and each others’ shape and gesture…….an eloquent piece of subtle technical composition” – IRISH THEATRE MAGAZINE

Join us for a Post-Show Talk on Thursday 21st September
Post-show talk with Michael Barker Caven and set designer Joe Vanek about Rothko and modern art influence on concept, design and costume in dance & Meet the company.



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