Taking inspiration from video artist Bill Viola's The Passions series, Liz Roche explores the layers of emotion and memory that infuse his images. She transfers them into movement and unleashes a physical hidden human intensity. Fast Portraits presents complicated, life-affirming and sometimes surreal dialogues between the performers and connects them in ways previously unimagined.
"Fast Portraits is a gem... their dancing is fluid yet weighted. Roche's choreography is delicately woven but its threads possess an elusive tensile strength. Entrancing." Donald Hutera – The Times
Duration: 35 mins
Fast Portraits premiered at The Project Arts Centre June 2011.
In 2012 Fast Portraits was presented at Dancebase, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and internationale tanzmesse nrw.