CDF: Wrongheaded and In This Moment

Thursday 9 November


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CDF: Wrongheaded and In This Moment

Liz Roche Company and Laïla Diallo

(Ireland and UK)

A special double-bill of two wonderful pieces. Liz Roche Company's Wrongheaded and Laïla Diallo's In This Moment.

Courageous and considered, Wrongheaded is a finely crafted dance performance by Liz Roche Company. 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.

In This Moment emerged last year from Countless Yellow Chairs, a work Laïla Diallo created with composer Jules Maxwell. Drawing on and transforming the material of that piece, Laïla finds new threads and connections for this compelling solo work. Her exploration touches on notions of change, of memory, memories and the passing of time.

I sat still until the stillness filled with movement.

I went in search of a furious dance.

I tried to weave past and future in the moment.


Other Cardiff Dance Festival performances by these artists:

Wrongheaded is being performed as part of the festival's opening event on Wednesday 8 November. Laïla Diallo and Jules Maxwell are performing Countless Yellow Chairs on Saturday 11 November. Both performances are at Chapter.




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

In This Moment

  • Created and performed by Laïla Diallo


About Liz Roche Company and Laïla Diallo

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. More...

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

Laïla Diallo is a dance maker based in Bristol. Recent work includes Edge and Shore, a collaboration with visual artist Helen Carnac commissioned by Siobhan Davies Dance, last presented at The Whitechapel Gallery in London, and Something about wilderness and several attempts at taming beauty, a collaboration with choreographer Mélanie Demers commissioned by Skånes Dansteater in Sweden. A recipient of a Rayne Fellowship for Choreographers in 2006, Laïla was also an Associate Artist at ROH2, Royal Opera House, between 2009 and 2012.


Tickets: £14/£12/£10/(£7 half price for those under 26)

Running time: 75 mins approx.


"We are delighted to have Liz's company and Laïla performing alongside each other. They are both fantastic artists. Their work feels like sun glancing from the palm of your hand"
Chris Ricketts, artistic director

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