Alternately Terrific and Gentle - Lime Tree Theatre

Alternately Terrific and Gentle

Liz Roche Company presented by Light Moves Festival


A multidimensional film installation with live performance, inspired by a rich tapestry of texts, music, letters, and visual art.

The work takes its title from a love letter from composer John Cage to choreographer Merce Cunningham, where he vividly describes the tumultuous yet delicate intensity of a rainstorm as “alternately terrific and gentle”.

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Alternately Terrific and Gentle


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Alternately Terrific and Gentle is choreographed by Jodi Melnick, Liz Roche, and Jenny Roche.

Featuring the musings of Leonard Cohen, who imparts wisdom on the art of speaking poetry, the timeless verses of Bob Dylan’s protest anthem, “A Hard Rain’s a Gonna Fall,” and the work of visual artist, Dorothy Cross.


  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • On street parking.

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