Secondary Sources




Secondary Sources, a Dublin Dance Festival 2010 commission, by choreographer Liz Roche that brings together renowned collaborators and performers from the US, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Spain and Ireland. Liz Roche creates a tapestry of movements that reflect on the performers' embodied connections between primary and secondary sources of inspiration, exploring the influences that we carry in our bodies that come from other people, places and events.


The work began nearly two years ago in New York as a quartet made during a residency at Movement Research NY and has been developing ever since through an on-going process between Liz Roche and an exceptional group of dancers/collaborators who are joined in performance by musician/composers Justin Carroll and Edward RosenBerg with lighting by Nick McCall and costumes by Jeni Roddy.


"Liz Roche's Secondary Sources mined the notion of instinctive movement, foraging for those old voices in her wonderfully coherent and reflective work for 10 dancers a reflective choreographer she is working from the inside, searching for the sources, influences and instincts that create movement.... This is an expansive work, in which Roche is quietly and effervescently in charge"

Seona MacReamoinn - The Irish Times 2010


This piece was commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival and premiered May 2010. It was also later presented at the Jerome Robbins Theatre at the Baryshnikov Arts Center New York, Jan 2011, in partnership with Culture Ireland as part of the Imagine Ireland festival in 2011.


Choreography: Liz Roche

Dancers: Jodi Melnick, Liz Roche, Katherine O'Malley, Matthew Morris, Taryn Griggs, Chris Yon, Liv O'Donoghue, Jenny Roche, Grant Mclay, Philip Connaughton

Music: Justin Carroll and Ed RosenBerg

Lighting: Sinead Wallace



Secondary Sources at Baryshnikov Arts Center NY Jan 2011- Excerpt