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Yes and Yes Liz Roche Company

Ireland


An evocative and contemporary response to James Joyce’s Ulysses exploring sensuality, absurdity and release.

Yes and Yes
© Steve O'Connor

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, Ireland and most recently The Irish Arts Center, New York, where it earned rave reviews and was selected as a Critic's Pick by The New York Times.

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Price

€22 full price / €18 conc.  

Where?

Project Arts Centre, Space Upstairs


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How long?

70 mins (No interval)

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Note: Contains adult themes

When?

20 May

21 May

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Yes&Yes-Liz Roche Company© Steve O'Connor
Yes&Yes-Liz Roche Company© Steve O'Connor
Yes&Yes-Liz Roche Company© Steve O'Connor
Yes&Yes-Liz Roche Company© Steve O'Connor
Yes&Yes-Liz Roche Company© Steve O'Connor
Yes&Yes-Liz Roche Company© Steve O'Connor
Yes&Yes-Liz Roche Company© Steve O'Connor
Yes&Yes-Liz Roche Company© Steve O'Connor

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"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.

Credits

  • Creation / Choreography Liz Roche
  • Performers: Sarah Cerneux, Mufutau Yusuf, Grace Cuny andToon Theunissen
  • Music Ray Harman
  • Stage and Costume Design Katie Davenport
  • Stage Manager Lisa Krugel
  • Lighting Design Davison Scandrett
  • Film and Videography José Miguel Jiménez
  • Dramaturgy Wayne Jordan
  • Costume Supervisor James Seaver
  • Chief LX / Re-lighter Maeubh Brennan
  • Production Manager Lisa Mahony
  • Liz Roche Company
  • Executive Director Moyra D'Arcy
  • Communications Manager Kate O' Brien
  • Producing Associate Emer McMahon

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.

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