Tuesday 6 November, 8pm
Capstone Theatre, Hope University Creative Campus
Tickets: £11.50 / £9.50
Laila Diallo, IN THIS MOMENT
Drawing on and transforming materials from Countless Yellow Chairs, a recent piece created and performed with composer Jules Maxwell and many yellow chairs, Canadian-born, Bristol-based dance maker Laila Diallo finds new threads and connections for this new solo work. Her exploration touches on notions of change, remembering and forgetting, and our experience of time passing.
‘… [The work] resonates with a sense of presence and immediacy, of being in the here and now and experiencing something sublime but also connected to history, the past and how we can rethink our relationship to the world.’ Alex Wren, Buzz Magazine
Liz Roche’s WRoNGHEADED merges film, voice and movement to confront the realities of women’s rights and freedom of choice in Ireland.
The fierce spoken words of Galway poet Elaine Feeney drive the piece, with electrifying performances by exceptional dancers Sarah Cerneaux and Justine Cooper interwoven with the exquisite work of film maker Mary Wycherley, composer Ray Harman and lighting designer Stephen Dodd. All elements are gathered together to create an intense forum for emotion and physicality but ultimately, Wrongheaded is a refuge from the debate and an expression of hope as Ireland enters brave new territory after it historic landslide vote to change its constitution and allow women the possibility of choice.
“..there’s an urgency, immediacy and power to ‘Wrongheaded’ that catches your breath… Not to be missed.” The Arts Review ★★★★
“Roche’s gift is to sense how dance of its essence allows the body speak for itself, articulate, nuanced and powerful.” The Irish Times ★★★★