A collection of short works first performed in 2009 and being revived in 2017 for performances at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght and The Cork Opera House. The works appear as a wash of colour, movement, rhythm and emotion; human embodiment as a dynamic event. The audience completes the picture.
A picture lives by companionship, expanding and quickening in the eyes of the sensitive observer - Mark Rothko (Painter, 1903 - 1970)
Choreography: Liz Roche
Lighting Design: Kevin Smith
Costume Design: Catherine Fay
Set Design: Joe Vanek
Original Music by Edward Rosenberg and Joel Mellin
2017 Cast: Katherine O’Malley, Miguel do Vale, Liv O'Donoghue, Cliodhna Hoey, Ryan O'Neill, Ailish Maher. Musician Sean MacErlaine
Original Cast: Grant McLay, Katherine O’Malley, Lee Clayden, Liz Roche, Cliodhna Hoey.
2010 Cast: Philip Connaughton, Liv O'Donoghue, Katherine O'Malley, Jenny Roche, Cliodhna Hoey, Liz Roche.
This piece was premiered at the 2009 Absolut Fringe Festival in Dublin . It was also later presented at the the Baryshnikov Arts Center New York, Jan 2010, in partnership with Culture Ireland, the 2010 Leap Dance Festival in Liverpool and Le Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris.
12 Minute Dances was selected as one of the Irish Times Highlights of 2009 by Michael Seaver.“Liz Roche’s 12-minute dances for Rex Levitates Dance Company were carefully crafted and deliberately understated, and confirmed her position as the one of the most thought-provoking Irish choreographers around”. December 16th 2009
Photo 2009 Fionn McCann