Wrongheaded: A Dancing Body’s Response to the 8th Amendment


Wrongheaded is a dancing body’s response to the 8th amendment, bringing together spoken word poetry, film and dance. It will be presented by Liz Roche Company during Tiger Dublin Fringe at Project Arts Centre 11th – 16th September.

This new film/performance piece sees award-winning choreographer Liz Roche working with spoken word poet Elaine Feeney, film director Mary Wycherley and dancers Sarah Cerneaux and Justine Cooper, with lighting design by Sinéad Wallace and a sound score by Ray Harman.

The two dancers find ways to physicalise the undercurrent of desperation that Irish women face today around choices for their own bodies. They engage in a intense and rhythmically physical duet supported by a sound score of spoken word poetry, constantly at odds with each other while being caught in a relationship of frustrated repetition and ritual.

These performances of Wrongheaded will feature both screendance film Wrongheaded and a response to the film from the dancers, sharing a space with the screening and the audience.

Wrongheaded premieres three months after the UN found that Ireland’s ban on abortion subjected a woman to discrimination and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

Liz Roche Company, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary dance companies, has brought together formidable talent for this project. Choreographer and Artistic Director Liz Roche has most recently been involved in works on the Abbey stage, in the GPO, and in Sydney and Brisbane. Elaine Feeney is part of a growing band of new young political Irish poets. She has won the Grand Slam at Cúirt, and her poetry has been broadcast on RTÉ radio and television. Mary Wycherley is a dance artist whose practice spans choreography, live performance and Screendance, and whose films are regularly featured at international dance and film festivals. Dancer Justine Cooper has performed extensively in Australia, Ireland and her native New Zealand. Born in La Reunion and raised in France, Sarah Cerneaux‘s career started with street dancing at the age of 18, now working with Liz Roche Company and Akram Khan Company London.


Performance Details:

Venue Project Arts Centre, 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Preview Sunday 11th September 19.00

Runs Monday 12th-Friday 16th September 19.00

Tickets €16 | €14 Concession | €11 Preview

via Tiger Dublin Fringe fringefest.com

via Project Arts Centre  projectartscentre.ie | Tel: 01 8819 613


Wrongheaded will be presented as part of a double-bill with Hope Hunt by Oona Doherty.







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