• Festival Opening: Wrongheaded

Liz Roche Company


'The women are here to count, 
To sit together and carve out arms. 
To bury their dead, to feed their living, 
When they are done they can 
Dance in the end clutches of their spat energy,
Bone of bone's, sharp cuckoo barrage.

Sweet desire, 

All spent.'

Courageous and considered, Wrongheaded is a finely crafted dance performance. Part film, part text, part live performance, it delves into ideas and experiences around physical identity and body politics. 

Venting anger, frustration and gentle hope, Elaine Feeney's poetic text underscores the piece, with film work by Mary Wycherley.

Liz Roche is one of Ireland’s leading dance practitioners. Her company recently made Totems for the reopening of the National Gallery of Ireland and is Dublin Dance Festival's company in residence.

Performance information

This performance of Wrongheaded celebrates the opening of Cardiff Dance Festival. All ticket holders are warmly invited to join the opening reception starting at 7pm in Chapter's cinema foyer. 

The performance will be followed by a lively panel discussion involving Liz Roche, Preethi Athreya from Basement 21 and choreographer Marie Béland from Montréal.

You can also see Wrongheaded on Thursday 9 November as part of a double-bill with Laïla Diallo's In This Moment.  Click here for more information.

Wrongheaded performer Sarah Cerneaux is leading Morning Class on Thursday 9 November as part of the artist development programme we're running with Groundwork Pro. It’s at the Dance House from 9.30am to 11am. Click here for information.

'There’s an urgency, immediacy and power to Wrongheaded that catches your breath'
The Arts Review

Choreography and concept: Liz Roche
Film: Mary Wycherley
Text: Elaine Feeney
Lighting design: Stephen Dodd
Music: Ray Harman
Performers: Sarah Cerneaux and Justine Cooper

Liz Roche Company's visit to Cardiff Dance Festival is being supported by Culture Ireland.