To mark 100 years since the first publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses, one of the most
important works of modern literature, Solas Nua in Washington D.C, in partnership with
Cork Opera House, commissioned choreographer Liz Roche and her company to create a
brand-new dance piece, Yes and Yes.
Yes and Yes takes its title from the final episode of the book which both begins and endswith a “yes”. “…yes I said yes I will Yes”; the famous last words of the book, exclaimed by
Molly Bloom. The dance journeys through the episodes of Ulysses, exploring the sensuality,
absurdity, release, and resignation of the book in movement with four extraordinary
dancers and through film, sound, and design.
Over 70 minutes, the work maps the movement of the narrative through the streets of
Dublin in 1904 and explores those same spaces and encounters today, with contemporary
bodies revealing new and surprising connections.
Yes and Yes by Liz Roche is a co-production between Solas Nua in Washington D.C. and Liz
Roche Company in partnership with Cork Opera House. Commissioned by Solas Nua. Kindly
supported by Culture Ireland, The Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon, and Dublin City