Liz Roche: Contemporary Class / Dancer from the Dance
- Tue 12 Jul 2022 - Thu 14 Jul 2022
- 10:00 - 11:30
- €10 public | €7 DI Member | €5 pre-professional/festival performer
- Professional / Advanced
- Liz Roche
Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography is a gathering of Irish and Irish-identifying choreographers transcends across dance practice, gender, ethnicity, age, and ability in Irish dance and contemporary Irish identity. Curated by John Scott, artistic director of Irish Modern Dance Theatre.
We in Dance Ireland are delighted to partner with Irish Modern Dance Theatre on this year's Dancer from the Dance Festival for the fourth consecutive year. Supporting the Festival's classes and workshops increases the artistic development opportunities, connections and engagement points for dancers in Ireland with renowned dance artists from home and abroad. All this contributes to development of the art from and progression.
Liz has been teaching professional dance classes and workshops consistently throughout her career. She begins with preparing the body through improvisation supported by various somatic practices and methods. Set movement is introduced gradually and phrases are built over time. Liz has taught at Tanzquartier Wien, FORM Dance Projects Sydney, Dance Ireland, Catch 8 for Attic Projects, Scottish Dance Theatre, Cois Ceim Dance Theatre and Dance Exchange Birmingham. She teaches regularly on the BA and MA courses in Contemporary Dance at The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at University of Limerick.
Liz Roche is co-founder and Artistic Director of Dublin based dance company Liz Roche Company (formerly Rex Levitates). In 2020 Liz was elected to Aosdána in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the creative arts in Ireland. Liz Roche Company is supported by The Arts Council, Culture Ireland and Dublin City Council, and has produced and toured over 25 of her works, performing throughout Ireland and internationally at prestigious venues and festivals including the Baryshnikov Arts Centre New York, South Bank Centre London, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Meet in Beijing Festival and Powerhouse Brisbane.