WRoNGHEADED on in Pavilion Theatre
Liz Roche Company presents
Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, 22 May, 2018 :: paviliontheatre.ie
Liz Roche’s powerful dance piece confronts the stark realities of women’s rights and freedom of choice at the dawn of Ireland’s referendum for Repeal the 8th:
Liz Roche Company is known for its evocative and compelling dance productions and this year the company makes a very timely re-release of their powerful dance show WRoNGHEADED – just as Ireland plans to go to referendum and Repeal the Eighth, to amend its constitution on women’s rights. This compelling production merges film, voice and movement and confronts the stark realities of women’s rights and freedom of choice in our country today. The show opens at the Dublin Dance Festival 2018, running at Project Arts Centre (May 16 & 17) and moves to Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire (May 22) and Hawks Well, Sligo (May 24).
In this new version of the original 2016 production, which premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival, audiences will experience an additional male dance duet performed by Kevin Coquelard and Jack Webb, who mirror the choreography of the two superb female dancers, Sarah Cerneaux and Justine Cooper. Roche has purposefully made the clever inclusion of men in this edition of the piece, as it is crucial to highlight that men also have a role in this significant debate on women’s issues.
Expect the original fierce spoken words created by the award-winning Galway poet Elaine Feeney which drives this dance work, with electrifying performances from four of the exceptional dancers. Together with Feeney’s words this creative ensemble stage a new extended interwoven tapestry to the exquisite work of filmmaker Mary Wycherley, which will be projected in a new format for this show; there’s beautiful music from composer Ray Harman (from the band Something Happens); and superb stage illuminations by lighting designer Stephen Dodd. All these elements are gathered together to create an intense forum for emotion and physicality but ultimately, WRoNGHEADED is a refuge from the necessary but ongoing debate; and a space to consider these issues from a new perspective.
The show will also tour to Edinburgh Fringe Festival (to Dance Base) in August and Civic Theatre Tallaght in October.
“…there’s an urgency, immediacy and power to ‘Wrongheaded’ that catches your breath … Not to be missed.” – TheArtsReview 4 ****
CAST – Sarah Cerneaux / Justine Cooper / Kevin Coquelard / Jack Webb
Choreographed & Created by Liz Roche
Poetry by Elaine Feeney
Film by Mary Wycherley
Music Composition by Ray Harmon
Lighting Design by Stephen Dodd