Yes and Yes Liz Roche Company
An evocative and contemporary response to James Joyce’s Ulysses exploring sensuality, absurdity and release.
20 May—21 May
Marking 100 years since its first publication, Yes and Yes is a contemporary response to one of the most important works of modern literature, James Joyce’s Ulysses. Yes and Yes comes to Dublin Dance Festival following sold out performances in Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Ireland.↓ Read more
€22 full price / €18 conc.
Project Arts Centre, Space Upstairs
70 mins (No interval)
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Note: Contains adult themes
From the show
"Liz Roche Company bask[s] in the complexity of Joyce's multi-layered novel.... a sense of irreverence is never far from the surface … the novel, a conceptual scaffold for the impressive choreography."
The Irish Times
"Like Joyce did with words, Roche plays with the infinite choreographic possibilities of movement … Yes and Yes is an artistic delight, offering a multitude of perspectives for you to enjoy and discuss time and again"
The Arts Review
This evocative dance work by leading Irish choreographer, Liz Roche, takes its title from the final episode of the book and its famous last words, “…yes, I said yes I will Yes”, exclaimed by Molly Bloom.
Featuring four exceptional dancers, the piece moves through the episodes of Joyce’s masterpiece, exploring the sensuality, absurdity, release, and resignation of the book through movement, film, sound and design.
Yes and Yes maps the movement of the narrative through the streets of Dublin in 1904 and reimagines those same spaces and encounters today, with contemporary bodies revealing new and surprising connections.
- Created and choreographed by Liz Roche in collaboration with the dancers Sarah Cerneaux, Mufutau Yusuf, Grace Cuny and Toon Theunissen.
- Music Ray Harman
- Stage and Costume Design Katie Davenport
- Lighting Design: Davison Scandrett Davison Scandrett
- Film and Videography José Miguel Jiménez
- Dramaturgy Wayne Jordan
- Costume Supervisor James Seaver
Yes and Yes by Liz Roche is a co-production between Solas Nua in Washington D.C. and Liz Roche Company in partnership with Cork Opera House. Commissioned by Solas Nua. Kindly supported by Culture Ireland, The Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon, and Dublin City Council.