The Here Trio premiered in Belfast in February 2020 one week after Brexit. Performed as part of a programme of work around Boundaries and Belonging The Here Trio challenges preconceived ideas about the right to belong in a place and reflects on our impermanent existence in the rapidly changing environments we inhabit. The dancers movements convey bodies that are slightly 'out-side' of themselves, agitated and driven, even stressed. Voices are independent from their speakers, images fracture and reform, and the senses are stuck in over exaggerated comparisons. Time doesn't flow, but hiccups along, with memories and imagined histories erupting throughout. The piece is made in close collaboration with videographer and sound designer Luca Truffarelli and with lighting designer Stephen Dodd and composer Bryan O’Connell.
For this upcoming performance at Tipperary Dance Platform and Dance Limerick, The Here Trio will be reworked taking into consideration social distancing restrictions and the new environment and conditions for live performance due to the Covid pandemic. The piece will move between the original and the new live performance with an increased emphasis on film throughout. This creates new resonances with the idea of what it means to be "here", especially now as we navigate this turbulent moment of change in our lives."
Choreographed by Liz Roche
Performers Ryan O'Neill (film & live), Justine Cooper (live),
Lucia Kickham (live), Sarah Cerneaux (film),
Glὸria Ros Abellana (film)
Lighting: Stephen Dodd
Sound design and visuals: Luca Truffarelli
Original Music: Bryan O'Connell
Presented by by Maiden Voyage Dance
Co-produced by Maiden Voyage Dance and Liz Roche Company
Commissioned by Maiden Voyage Dance
Maiden Voyage Dance is annually supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Maiden Voyage Dance is supported by Belfast City Council.
Friday 7 February 2020 at 11am & 8pm
Sat 8 February 2020 at 8pm
The MAC, Belfast
16-24yrs £5 (limited availability)
Community Group price £8
Wednesday 12 February 2020 at 8pm
The Market Place Theatre, Armagh
Saturday 10 October 2020 at 7:30pm
The Source Arts Centre, Thurles
Tipperary Dance Festival
Thursday 29 October 2020 at 7:30pm
Photos by Luca Truffarelli