Grásta: Grace in Uncertainty Dance Film IAC Commissions

IAC Commissions: Liz Roche

"This Lost Year"



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Grásta: Grace in Uncertainty

This Lost Year reflects on my experience of trying to remain creative in a time of artistic disruption. Searching for a fixed point to anchor my inspiration has been challenging in what feels like a sea of constant change and adjustment. Before filming with Luca Truffarelli, we discussed and planned our ideas and then promptly abandoned them on the day, choosing instead to go with the flow and respond intuitively to the empty scenery building workshop in which we shot the film, the images and projections that had been assembling in Luca's mind, and the text that I had been scribbling at for weeks. 

"The result is a meditation on inspiration and the surprising and unexpected moments, memories and places where you find it."

Award-winning choreographer Liz Roche has been at the forefront of the contemporary dance scene in Ireland, performing throughout the country and internationally in New York, London, Beijing, and Brisbane. Her dance film for our Grásta commissions series premieres March 9 at 3pm EST.


This Lost Year 

A film by Liz Roche and Luca Truffarelli
Performed by Liz Roche 

Filmed at Theatre Production Services workshop in Dublin, Ireland.
Photo by Luca Truffarelli of Liz Roche in This Lost Year.

Commissioned by Irish Arts Center as part of Grásta: Grace in Uncertainty, 2020-2021.

Irish Arts Center's Grásta commissions series challenged twenty-six artists, reflecting a range of perspectives and disciplines, to create work in response to the idea of finding grace in uncertainty. Click here to learn more.

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