NÄHER…. CLOSER, NEARER, SOONER
Commissioned by Goethe Institut Irland
Goethe Institut, 37 Merrion Square Feb 15th-17th 2019
⭐⭐⭐⭐ IRISH TIMES
"a lithe interplay of vivid recollections" Christie Seaver
⭐⭐⭐⭐ THE ARTS REVIEW
"No one conveys the flow of energy through movement in quite the same way as Liz Roche. Under Roche’s choreographic gaze even the act of breathing can become profoundly moving" Chris O'Rourke
Goethe-Institut Irland | 15-17 February 2019
Originally created to showcase the newly refurbished Goethe-Institut situated on one of Dublin’s grandest Georgian addresses, Merrion Square, Liz Roche Company gathers again a world class team of performers and collaborators to bring you this intimate and immersive site-specific dance piece.
★★★★ “… exquisitely choreographed… “Näher…closer, nearer, sooner” resonates most powerfully, transforming the Goethe-Institut into a living, breathing, resonant space full of hope and memory.” Chris O’Rourke, The Arts Review
Created by leading Irish choreographer Liz Roche the piece is written and co-devised by prolific Irish actor and playwright, Shane O’Reilly with sound design by Roy Carroll and costumes by Catherine Fay. An exceptional cast of dancers take audiences on a thrilling dance odyssey of emotion and movement in this latest ambitious work by Liz Roche Company who continue to forge new territory in dance and audience experience.
Within these new and old walls at Goethe-Institut Irland are layers of stories and memories. This not-to-be-missed dance encounter brings up all of the emotions and movements that bring us closer, encouraging us to share in an intimate living room play and to live the best moment of our lives.
★★★★ “Dancers appear out of nowhere, then vanish. Shadows flit behind walls… in a lithe interplay of vivid recollections, stream-of-consciousness retrospection and guttural reactions.” Christie Seaver, The Irish Times
Choreography Liz Roche
Devised by Liz Roche and Shane O'Reilly
Costume Design by Catherine Fay
Sound Design by Roy Carroll
Cast: Finola Cronin, Henry Montes, Anne-Laure Dogot, Kévin Coquelard & Senior Dancers from Dublin Youth Dance Company.
First performed as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2018
Photography and videography by Luca Truffarelli
Goethe-Institut Irland, 37 Merrion Square, D2
Feb 15th at 5pm & 8pm
Feb 16th at 2pm & 5pm
Feb 17th at 2pm