Over 4 weeks in 2019, radical choreographer Liv O’Donoghue worked with a group of 18 adults  – to respond to current social and political events – and to collaborate, devise and perform new dance theatre. The project was thought-provoking and discursive, physically challenging and highly inventive. 

IN THE WAKE OF OUR CHOICES culminated in 2 informal showings for friends, family and members of the public in the wonderfully dramatic space of D-LIGHT STUDIOS, Saturday 17 February 2019.

Choreographer’s Note

“It’s been such a pleasure to dance and work with this brilliant group of dancers over the past four weeks. Together we looked at our personal and collective fears for the future, situating the work in a context that has relevance to the real world around us.

IN THE WAKE OF OUR CHOICES is a piece created in response to the current social and political affairs that have left us all reeling. In an era of chaos where we are questioning truth, trust and authority, a group of 18 people, from different backgrounds and experiences, came together to work collaboratively, creating a work of power at odds with the fear and distrust swirling around us. In this piece, we confront our fears of the inevitable in a way that I hope can be cathartic or at least make us and our audiences pause a moment.

I’d like to thank all of the dancers for their generosity in allowing themselves to be open to the process and to each other, and as well to thank everyone at CoisCéim for creating this incredible container for creatively and play.”

– Liv O’Donoghue, 2019


THE CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT is a regular feature of the BROADREACH audience engagement programme. It offers people the opportunity to work with professional choreographers in the exploration of contemporary dance theatre. Find out more here…

Photo by Luca Truffarelli.


WHEN | SUNDAY 17 FEBRUARY  2.30 and 4.00pm | Est duration 20-25mns
WHERE | D-Light Studios, 46 North Great Clarence Street, North Strand, Dublin 1
All friends, family & public welcome! FREE OF CHARGE/No wheelchair access

Presented with the support of D-Light Studios


Liv is a maker and performer based in Dublin. She has previously worked with companies including Dead Centre, Liz Roche Company, Fearghus Ó Conchuir, Emma Martin Dance, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, and junk ensemble, touring widely throughout Europe, Australia and the USA. Her own work has been shown widely in Ireland, and abroad, as part of CODA Festival (Oslo Opera House, Norway), DancEUnion (Southbank Centre, London), Works & Process (D.ID, Austria), Laiks Dejot (Latvia), B-Motion (Italy), and Festival Instances (CND Chalon-sur-Saone, France), among others. Liv is a co-founder of DRAFF, an international platform, both in print and online, focussing on process in dance and theatre. www.livodonoghue.com