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Watch the full version of

Bastard Amber 

For the next two weeks you can access the full version of Bastard Amber online. ​

Co-commissioned by the Abbey Theatre, Dublin Dance Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival, the work's premiere at Dublin Dance Festival in May 2015 was a historic moment for dance in Ireland as it was the first time ever for an Irish choreographer to be commissioned to create a full length dance work for the main stage of Ireland’s National Theatre. 

"Bastard Amber is a stunning and beautiful production, worthy of its historic commission and a fitting tribute to one of Ireland's foremost 

choreographers. Not to be missed." 

"Yeats may have established the Abbey, but tonight Roche has ownership of the stage… From the very first moments of the dance, she puts the body at the forefront....Roche's choreographic dexterity is at its height." 

The Irish Times ​


Henry Montes, Helene Cathala, Katherine O'Malley, Sarah Cerneaux, Marc Stevenson, Liz Roche, Liv O'Donoghue, Alexandre Iseli


Zoe Conway, John McIntyre, Bryan O'Connell, Ray Harman


Choreography and concept LIZ ROCHE 

Set Design PAUL WILLS 

Lighting Design LEE CURRAN 

Music Composition RAY HARMAN 



Video by Alan Gilsenan
Edit by Tony Cranstoun


Following on from the Abbey performances Bastard Amber has since performed at the Kilkenny Arts Festival, August 2015, L'Espace des Arts, Chalon-Sur-Saone, France, as part of Festival Instances 2015 supported by Culture Ireland and toured Ireland to Town Hall Theatre Galway, Lyric Theatre Belfast, An Grianan Letterkenny and Lime Tree Theatre Limerick supported by the Arts Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

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