L i v O ’ D o n o g h u e / Moving Projects
Movement, design and sound are central to the work of Liv O'Donoghue. Crafted through an astute and articulate vocabulary interwoven with a strong emphasis on inter-disciplinary collaboration, the work exposes a slant on human behaviour usually left untold. Gender, age and cultural identity are exposed as issues relevant to current society in work which is fresh, evocative and visually arresting.
Currently, Liv is working on two new pieces, Hear me sing your song, a quintet for two dancers and three non-dancers, and With raised arms a new solo work for herself. Both pieces have been funded for development by the Arts Council of Ireland and will premiere in early 2014.
Liv O'Donoghue trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in the UK, graduating with the Outstanding Achievement award in 2007. As a choreographer, her work has been shown as part of the Dublin Dance Festival, CODA Dance Festival (Oslo Opera House, Norway), DancEUnion (Southbank Centre, London), Bealtaine Festival (Sligo), Works & Process (D.ID Dance Identity, Austria), Laiks Dejot Festival (Latvia), B-Motion/CSC Bassano del Grappa (Italy), The New Choreography Showcase (London), the DMJ International Festival (Japan).
To date, as a dancer, Liv has worked with companies and choreographers including John Scott's irish modern dance theatre, Kyle Abraham, Henri Oguike, Carol Brown, junk ensemble, and Material Sequence Dance Company. Liv has been working with Liz Roche Company since 2009, working on six creations with the company and touring widely throughout Europe and the USA.
For 2013 Liv is a Carte Blanche Artist for Modul-dance, a network of European dance houses. Liv’s work has been supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland and Dance Ireland. In 2012 Liv was an Associate Artist of Dance Ireland, and in 2011 Liv was Artist-in-Residence at the Hawk’s Well Theatre in Sligo.
photos by Luca Truffarelli