KINDRED, a digital dance installation by Liz Roche & Lightscape at ESB Head Office

Posted 10 months ago in Festival Features

Dublin Dance Festival’s 2023 Edition will take place 16 – 28 May, offering unique and gorgeous dance performances from internationally renowned artists.

Among the highlights will be KINDRED, an exciting new digital dance installation exploring nature and human connection, which is open for all to visit free of charge at ESB’s new sustainable headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street, 19 – 28 May.

Watch the trailer:

Kindred – Liz Roche & Lightscape


Dance and technology combine in KINDRED, inspiring us to think about our relationship with nature, with ourselves, with one another, and with the planet. This immensely topical artwork has been created by Liz Roche, one of Ireland’s most celebrated choreographers, in partnership with Lightscape, award-winning specialists in projection, motion and interaction design.

Meet the creators of Kindred: Liz Roche & Steve MacDevitt

Accompanied by a soundscape by Ray Harman and Brian Crosby and filmed by José Miguel Jiménez, KINDRED places the moving body at the centre of the experience, with evocative performances from dancers Finola Cronin, Mufutau Yusuf, Emily Terndrup and Amir Sabra.

Video of the dancers will be interwoven with animations, appearing on LED screens in the ESB courtyard. This unique combination of movement, film, technology, design, and sound will create a dynamic and charged space in which audiences can connect with nature as an intense force.

Meet the cast of Kindred

KINDRED is commissioned from Dublin Dance Festival by the ESB Brighter Future Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts.

Free and open to all to experience daily from 9am to 7pm, Friday 19th May – Sunday 28th May at ESB Head Office, 27 Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2.

Dublin Dance Festival’s 2023 Edition takes place in venues and spaces throughout the city from 16 – 28 May.

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Feature Photo by Patricio Cassinoni


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