Liz Roche | Choreographer


Liz Roche

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Liz is artistic director and choreographer of Dublin-based contemporary dance company Liz Roche Company, currently company-in-residence at Dublin Dance Festival and the Civic Theatre, Tallaght. The company has produced and toured over 20 of her works, performing throughout Ireland and internationally at venues and festivals including the Baryshnikov Arts Centre, New York, South Bank Centre, London, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Meet in Beijing Festival and Powerhouse Brisbane.

She has been commissioned to make new work by the Abbey Theatre, Dublin Dance Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Goethe-Institit Irland, Cork Opera House, An Post/GPO, National Ballet of China, Maiden Voyage, Croí Glan, CoisCéim, and Dance Theatre of Ireland. Her 2015 production Bastard Amber was the first time ever for an Irish choreographer to be commissioned to create a full-length dance work for the main stage of the Abbey Theatre.

Her work in opera includes choreographies for Wexford Festival Opera (Richard Rodney Bennett’s The Mines of Sulphur), Korea National Opera (Verdi’s Aida), Rossini Opera Festival/Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona (Rossini’s Semiramide), Opernhaus Zurich (Salieri’s Axur, re d’Ormus, Mozart’s Lucia Silla), Opéra de Nice (Lucia Silla), and Opera Ireland (Verdi’s Aida, Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Verdi’s Macbeth, Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades, Giordano’s Andrea Chénier, Mark-Anthony Turnage’s The Silver Tassie, Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa).

She has also choreographed productions at the Abbey Theatre, the Gate Theatre and for Landmark Productions, the Ark Children's Theatre, the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, and Siren Productions.