Interloper [in-ter-loh-per]: a person who becomes involved in a place or situation where they are not wanted or are considered not to belong.
We all question our place amongst people and wonder if we truly belong. Who decides if we belong or not? Isn't there something life-affirming in deciding not to listen to your doubting inner voice, but instead to jump into each new situation not knowing what treasures you might find?
Liz Roche Company are bringing new work, Interloper, to venues across Ireland, 5th February-1st March.
The work features dancers Liz Roche and Henry Montes, actress Caitríona Ní Mhurchú and drummer Bryan O’Connell, with lighting from Lee Curran and set & costume design by Joe Vanek.
This eclectic cast of individuals comes together to perform a quirky and heartfelt dance piece that explores identity and belonging. Interloper highlights the bonds we make and break on a daily basis, and how we try to balance what we want with the desires of those around us.
Liz says of this experience, "As a group of performers brought together specifically for this show, we all genuinely felt like interlopers at various points along the way, questioning our place in the piece and wondering if we belonged. “The inspirations for Interloper have come from so many different places – Dublin’s screaming seagulls, the yearning in Neil Young’s songs, timeless Chekov, hilarious and heart-breaking personal stories among the cast and crew, giddy morning walks on Foley St, the list goes on…Interloper has evolved from all of these places…”
Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College, Dublin 26 February - 1 March 2014 8pm
Preview Wednesday 26 February 8pm
Matinee Saturday 1 March 2.30pm
Interloper's Dublin performances are part of an exciting new collaboration with CoisCeim DanceTheatre and Irish Modern Dance Theatre supported by Dublin City Council - DUBLIN DANCES into SPRING.
Choreography: Liz Roche
Cast: Henry Montes, Caitríona Ní Mhurchú, Bryan O'Connell and Liz Roche
Lighting: Lee Curran
Set and Costumes: Joe Vanek
Sound Design: Cormac Carroll
Video Artist: Mags Mulvey
Camera assistant: Sebastien Escalante
Film Cast: Ashley Chen, Philip Connaughton, Liv O'Donoghue, Katherine O'Malley
Dramaturgy: Jimmy Fay and Carmen Mehnert
Liz Roche Company would like to acknowledge the support of the Arts Council, Dublin City Council, Dublin Dance Festival, Dance Ireland, RTÉ Supporting the Arts, Project Arts Centre, The Samuel Beckett Centre and Modul Dance.
Film by Mags Mulvey
Photos by Luca Truffarelli