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Watch the full version of Bastard Amber online 

For the next two weeks you can access the full version of Bastard Amber online. 

Co-commissioned by the Abbey Theatre, Dublin Dance Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival the work's premiere at Dublin Dance Festival in May 2015 was a historic moment for dance in Ireland as it was 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. 


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

choreographers. Not to be missed." 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 


Henry Montes, Helene Cathala, Katherine O'Malley, Sarah Cerneaux, Marc Stevenson, Liz Roche

Liv O'Donoghue, Alexandre Iseli.


Zoe Conway, John McIntyre, Bryan O'Connell, Ray Harman.


Choreography and concept LIZ ROCHE 

Set Design PAUL WILLS 

Lighting Design LEE CURRAN 

Music Composition RAY HARMAN 



Video by Alan Gilsenan
Edit by Tony Cranstoun


Following on from the Abbey performances Bastard Amber has since performed at the Kilkenny Arts Festival, August 2015, L'Espace des Arts, Chalon-Sur-Saone, France, as part of Festival Instances 2015 supported by Culture Ireland and toured Ireland to Town Hall Theatre Galway, Lyric Theatre Belfast, An Grianan Letterkenny and Lime Tree Theatre Limerick supported by the Arts Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.


Live Collision International Festival 2020


Samuel Beckett Theatre

Saturday April 25th at 6pm

Sunday April 26th at 3pm & 6pm

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Be part of an exciting new 3-month programme from Liz Roche Company and Dublin Dance Festival. Creative Audiences is designed to give you a greater engagement with dance through a series of workshops, talks, rehearsals and performances between March and May. It offers a deeper insight into the art form of dance, with opportunities to discuss and to respond creatively to dance works by Liz Roche Company and a range of choreographers presented in DDF. Creative Audiences is facilitated by Jenny Macdonald and Liz Roche with members of Liz Roche Company.

Many aspects of  this project will continue to go ahead online. We are keeping the sign up open for a further 2 weeks.

No previous dance experience required.

March – May 2020

Participation is free of charge.

To join Creative Audiences, please fill out this sign up form http://bit.ly/CreativeAudiencesForm.



A new creative partnership between Liz Roche Company and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at University of Limerick.

IntraSpaces, aims to be an experimental space for both organisations to collaborate on arts practice research, performance and pedagogy/training. Exchange will take place across the fields of high-level professional practice, arts research and performance training with a focus on fostering relationships between the Academy, Liz Roche Company and a wider range of Irish and international artists, organisations and communities.


Christine Gaigg (Vienna)

Liz Roche Company and Dance Ireland

Dance Limerick Thursday 23rd April 


Taking location and recent histories as its starting place, this work challenges preconceived ideas about site, history and the right to belong in a place. Trauma mediates so much of our beliefs and behaviours, and with this in mind, The Here Trio strives to bring us back into the moment - to a place where those scars, real or imagined, no longer determine our every outcome.

Choreographed by Liz Roche with dancers Ryan O'Neill, Sarah Cerneaux and Gloria Ros Abellana. 

Lighting by Stephen Dodd with original music by drummer Bryan O'Connell and sound design and visuals by Luca Truffarelli.


Commissioned by Maiden Voyage Dance.
Co-produced by Maiden Voyage Dance and Liz Roche Company

The Here Trio premiered at The MAC Belfast Feb 7th & 8th 2020 and also performed Feb 11th Enniskillen, Feb 12th Marketplace Armagh

Promo by Luca Truffarelli

Thursday 26th March 2020

18:00 - 19:00 at DanceHouse

Admission Free 

RSVP to: reception@danceireland.ie

Dance Ireland will host a MEET THE ARTIST with Vienna based choreographer Christine Gaigg who will be in Dublin from March 23rd - 27th working with Liz Roche. Christine will talk about her genre performance essay, a branch of documentary theatre, that she has been developing and performing over the last ten years, most recently for Impulz Tanz Vienna.