NDAI: Rex Levitates Dance Company

Reference Code: IE 2135 N15
Title: The Rex Levitates Dance Company Papers
Dates of Creation: 1999-2011
Extent and Medium: 89 items (60 files)

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Name of Creator(s): Rex Levitates Dance Company.

Administrative History: Rex Levitates Dance Company was co-founded in 1999 by choreographer Liz Roche (b. 1975) and dancer Jenny Roche (b. 1972) to further the contemporary dance art form, forge new performance modes, and encourage and promote dance awareness.  The company is known for its entertaining, innovative, and thought-provoking dance works and its distinctive contemporary non-narrative style which draws influence from visual art.  Rex Levitates has performed throughout Ireland and abroad in China, France, Cyprus, and the UK, and was the winner of the Dublin Dance Festival’s Jayne Snow Award in 2002.  In March 2012, Rex Levitates Dance Company changed its name to Liz Roche Company.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Rex Levitates Dance Company to the National Dance Archive of Ireland on 16 May 2011.


Content and Structure

Scope and Content: Posters, flyers, programmes, press cuttings, photographs, and recordings of dance works created and performed by Rex Levitates Dance Company.

System of Arrangement: The material has been arranged into two series.  Series 1 contains general background notes to the dance company and has been arranged chronologically by date.  Series 2 contains documents relating to dance works created by the company.  They have been grouped by choreography and arranged chronologically by date of creation.


Conditions of Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Standard copyright regulations apply to all items.  For photocopying or reproducing material, please consult with the staff.

Language/ Scripts of Material: English, except for 2/11/3, which is in French.


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