New Work

Portrait: Lucia Kickham

Lucia Kickham is a Dublin-based dance artist performing and collaborating internationally since 2011. Training in the Netherlands she has worked with companies and artists which include Liz Roche Company, Philip Connaughton, Junk Ensemble, Jessie Keenan + Tonnta, Maria Nilsson Waller, Mary Wycherly, TRASH(NL) and Oonagh Kearney.

Training intensively with David Zambrano in Flying Low and Passing Through techniques, Lucia has developed her interest in group dynamics within improvisation, composition and teaching environments.

Lucia was Dance Ireland HATCH Artist 2018, Associate Artist with Liz Roche Company 2018/2021 and in 2020 was recipient of an Arts Council Next Generation Award. Her recent work INIT: The Warm Up Project was presented in Dublin Dance and Fringe Festivals. Lucia was awarded a Arts Council Commission Award through Liz Roche Company to research Middle End Beginning, a work exploring shifting perspectives on dance making, presented at Modes of Capture Symposium 2021.


These portraits capture a specific moment in time for eight individuals. The unwavering single-shot focus of the camera offers a poignant and intimate closeness to each subject. They were filmed in April 2021 in locations specially chosen by each subject: a place of sanctuary within the five-kilometre radius of their home. The films are inspired by Andy Warhol’s Screen Test from the 1960s and Jane McCormick’s This Moment capturing the significant people behind the TownHall Cavan Arts Space. The films pay homage to the dedication and talent which sustained the Don’t anticipate the ending project.

Directed by Robbie Blake
Filmed and Edited by Steve O’Connor

Don't anticipate the ending Creative encounters with the Brian Friel Papers

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Presented in partnership with the National Library of Ireland