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Pause & Effect is back for a Northern Ireland tour! Maiden Voyage Dance, Northern Ireland’s leading dance commissioning company returns with this colourful whirlwind of action. Created by Eleesha Drennan, an award winning choreographer who spent her earlier years growing up in Northern Ireland. The dance follows four amigos racing headlong against the clock, constructing, […]

Move Fit Programme about to get underway!

MOVE FIT is a 24-week after-schools programme funded by Children in Need, Garfield Weston, and Victoria Homes Trust. MOVE FIT in particular will reach out to children who may not consider themselves ‘sporty’, offering a fun, physical activity without the competitive element, which can often be off putting to the very children who would most […]


HELLO TO HANNAH! For our Autumn Off Spring season of ‘Pause and Effect’ we are welcoming a new dancer, Hannah Rogerson. Maiden Voyage Dance Company first worked with Hannah on our last Off Spring show ‘Quartet for 15 Chairs’ where she was on work placement. We were suitably impressed by her excellent ability as a […]


GOODBYE TO RYAN! The Autumn Off Spring season of ‘Pause and Effect’ we will be saying a fond farewell to Ryan O’Neill as he has an amazing new opportunity with world-renowned British theatre company Punchdrunk International. It has been wonderful to see Ryan over the several years he has worked with the company, blossom into […]

Colourful Review of Pause & Effect!

Review written by Simon Fallaha. Re-imagined with a wholly Irish score, colourful lighting, a handful of newly clever concepts and a brand new dancer, Maiden Voyage Dance’s Pause And Effect, choreographed by Eleesha Drennan, remains as powerful now as it was when I first saw it at the Belfast Children’s Festival in 2016. If not […]

International Festival, Zug, Switzerland

Early in September we were blown away by the opportunity to perform QUARTET FOR 15 CHAIRS as part of the Young International Festival, Zug, Switzerland. The performances were well received by audiences of all ages: young children gasping at the mischief made by the four dancers and 15 chairs onstage, the cultural ambassador being moved […]

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