In the last decade I have been exploring dance created specifically for film as a medium for choreography.  My first dance film, “Confluence,” premiered at Women’s Works 2010 at Nashville’s Looby Theater.  This was an exciting project with Blue Moves, working in water at Rutledge Falls. “Confluence” was  featured with live dance accompaniment in Blue Moves’ “Deep Blue” August 2011 at the Darkhorse Theater and the Nashville Fringe Festival in September of 2011, and was screened at Chattanooga’s dance film festival as part of their semi-annual city-wide event, MAINx24.

“Refracting”, an underwater dance film, was a collaboration with co-director and editor Ashlyn Cianciolo and Blue Moves.

Refracting from Amanda Cantrell Roche on Vimeo.

Conversations with Our Mother combined dance and journalism, created for Blue Moves’ Blue Terra show. 


Work for Peace in October 2021 was part of the short film mural series with Blue Moves, in which I invited many members of the Nashville Dance Community to reflect on how they work for peace and articulate that in words and dance.


Work for Peace





Shorter projects include “Maybe I Had To”, which explored dancing in a tree, a couple of process-oriented personal works during the pandemic, and the “Connecting” with Blue Moves — a response to being isolated during the pandemic.