Liz Roche

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Manfred Hemm (Ramfis), and Gwyn Hughes Jones (Radamès) in Irish National Opera ‘Aida’. Photographer Pat Redmond

Aida ★★★★ Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin Irish National Opera (INO) is concluding its first year in operation with performances of Verdi’s Aida. (...)

Näher... Closer, Nearer, Sooner: dancers appear out of nowhere, then vanish. Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

NÄHER... CLOSER, NEARER, SOONER Goethe-Institut ★ ★ ★ ★ To celebrate the opening of the Goethe-Institut’s new building on Merrion Square, the choreog(...)

Culture Night 2018:   ballerinas from Dance Ireland with drumming sensations the Hit Machine. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Friday is Culture Night all over Ireland. Do you: (a) put on comfy shoes, arm yourself with the guide or the app and let loose, collapsing with exhaus(...)

Herald Angel winners: Rory Nolan, Garrett Lombard, Marty Rea and Aaron Monaghan in Druid’s production of Waiting for Godot. Photograph: Matthew Thompson

Irish productions have won awards and excellent reviews at the month-long Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which have j(...)

Man At The Door (Number 54). Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

Personal identity was a common theme in two dance performances at Cork Midsummer, but the venue for each played as strong a role as the individual per(...)

Wrongheaded: Liz Roches’ gift is to sense how dance of its essence allows the body speak for itself, articulate, nuanced and powerful.

Catedral ★★★★ When the audience, as if in one surge, rose to its feet as the final ripple of Catedral’s passionate physical intensity subsided, it wa(...)

Junk Ensemble’s Dolores

Akram Khan’s Giselle with the English National Ballet and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre provided an unusually lavish openi(...)

Monica Frawley’s sketches for ‘The Red Shoes’

Perched in the back stalls of the Gate theatre, I am watching a late-morning rehearsal of The Red Shoes, Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale of dance (...)

The Red Shoes entertains the fairytale and still dances away from it. Photograph: Ste Murray  

The Gate Theatre, Dublin ★★★★ In the Gate’s darkly spectacular Christmas show The Red Shoes, a boldly new production tries on an old fairytale for s(...)

Balletto di Roma’s At Home Alone: a clever duet with technology

Elvedon, Balletto di Roma, Top 8 Hip-Hop Dance Battle Dublin Dance Festival ***** Six stooped figures with their backs to the audience slowly begin(...)

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