Bastard Amber at Kilkenny Arts Festival 2015

 

 

"Bastard Amber is a stunning and beautiful production, worthy of its historic commission and a fitting tribute to one of Ireland's foremost choreographers." ★★★★★
Examiner.com

"Yeats may have established the Abbey, but tonight Roche has ownership of the stage.. From the very first moments of the dance, she puts the body at the forefront.... Roche's choreographic dexterity is at its height" ★★★★
The Irish Times

BASTARD AMBER 2015


MAY 25-27
The Abbey Theatre
Dublin Dance Festival 2015
Ireland
AUGUST 14-15
The Watergate Theatre
Kilkenny Arts Festival
Ireland
NOVEMBER 20
Espace des Arts, Scene Nationale
Le Festival Instances
Chalon-sur-Saone
France

Presented by Dublin Dance Festival and the Abbey Theatre, Bastard Amber is a major new work by leading Irish choreographer, Liz Roche. Moving her rigorous exploration of the body into the realm of the soul, this enthralling piece is partly inspired by WB Yeats' seminal poem Sailing to Byzantium and the meditative golden paintings of the late Patrick Scott.

 

A profound journey into humankind's spiritual quest, Bastard Amber is filled with unforgettable imagery and stunning design, conjuring a lustrous Byzantine world of contradictory influences, a meeting place of East and West.

This landmark production marks the first time that an Irish choreographer has been commissioned to create a contemporary dance work for the Abbey Theatre.


This landmark production marks the first time that an Irish choreographer has been commissioned to create a contemporary dance work for the Abbey Theatre.

 

Co-commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival, the Abbey Theatre and Kilkenny Arts Festival with support from Yeats2015, Dublin City Council, The O'Reilly Theatre and Dance Ireland
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