Seeing Red with ACT Artist of the Year Liz Lea

Liz Lea Red

Photo: Lorna Sim Photography


After taking out the 2017 ACT Artist of the Year at the end of last year you might think choreographer and performer Liz Lea may be content to rest on her laurels, at least for a couple of months.

Instead, on International Women’s Day she unleashed RED, a fearless one-woman show exploring intensely personal experiences through the mediums of dance, film and word.

Through captivating moments that vary from brash and bawdy to show-stoppingly minimal, Liz bravely shares her story of living with endometriosis and the difficulty of coping with the associated pain of this insidious disorder.

Costume has always been an important part of Liz Lea’s practice and so to coincide with the premiere of RED, a costume exhibition of 20 costumes from 20 years of Liz Lea Dance has been curated. The exhibition is a celebration of theatre and design and is held in the C Block Theatre of Gorman Arts Centre.

The work has been created in collaboration with industry greats Brian Lucas, Vicki van Hout, Virginia Ferris, Martin del Amo, Nino Tamburri, Alexander Hunter and Karen Norris.


If you need any more incentive to get along, read this review by Michelle Potter



8th – 10th March, 8pm & 11th March @ 5pm

QL2 Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre

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Emma Batchelor

Emma Batchelor

As well as a near obsessive interest in fashion, Emma is a former scientist, occasional contemporary dancer, avid reader and self-confessed cat lady (she has three). Emma lived in Leiden in the Netherlands as a baby and Leiden ought to have been her middle name had her mother thought of it at the time and not chosen Louise instead.

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