12 Minute Dances




A collection of short works which are the result of a year-long period of movement reflection and investigation by Liz Roche with a core group of Rex Levitates dancers. The works appear as a wash of colour, movement, rhythm and emotion; human embodiment as a dynamic event. The audience completes the picture.


A picture lives by companionship, expanding and quickening in the eyes of the sensitive observer - Mark Rothko (Painter, 1903 - 1970)


Choreography: Liz Roche

Dancers: Grant McLay, Katherine O’Malley, Cliodhna Hoey, Lee Clayden, Liz Roche
Original Music by Edward RosenBerg


This piece was premiered at the 2009 Absolut Fringe Festival in Dublin . It was also later presented at the the Baryshnikov Arts Center New York, Jan 2010, in partnership with Culture Ireland, the 2010 Leap Dance Festival in Liverpool and Le Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris.


12 Minute Dances was selected as one of the Irish Times Highlights of 2009 by Michael Seaver.
“Liz Roche’s 12-minute dances for Rex Levitates Dance Company were carefully crafted and deliberately understated, and confirmed her position as the one of the most thought-provoking Irish choreographers around”. December 16th 2009


12 Minute Dances - Duet 2 - Dublin Fringe Festival 2009 12 Minute Dances - Duet 1 - Dublin Fringe Festival 2009 12 Minute Dances - Quartet- Dublin Fringe Festival 2009 12 Minute Dances - Quintet - Dublin Fringe Festival 2009