Maiden Voyage is an artist-led commissioning company offering discoveries in dance with, by, and for, artists, audiences, and participants.
We commission and produce distinctive dance performances across three strands; Maiden Belfast theatre venue based performances; Dance Exposed short new works for public space; and Off Spring new work for young audiences.
The company was established in Belfast by Artistic Director Nicola Curry in 2002. Maiden Voyage is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors and is a registered Charity with NI Charity Commission. Maiden Voyage is funded annually by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and by Belfast City Council and receives support from individual Trusts and Foundations for different aspects of our programme.
Artists and projects currently under commission include
Vasiliki Stasinaki (Greece) and Sarah Gordon (Northern Ireland) a new performance installation 2-4 November at Queen Street Studios as part of Belfast International Arts Festival 2023.
A music and dance collaborative performance from choreographer Sarah Golding (UK) and composer Steve davis (NI) which will premiere at Belfast Children’s Festival 2024.
We offer professional development opportunities for professionals including regular prodance classes, specialist intensives and mentoring.
Our participation programmes include;
Belfast Movement Group coordinated by Sandy Cuthbert. Belfast Movement Group has grown out of the Belfast Movement Choir originally funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Bank of Ireland Begin Together funding.
Seasonal Somatics is delivered on a Saturday each month and invites participants to move outdoors and connect body, landscape and nature in a 1.5 hour session. Led by Sandy Cuthbert the sessions are held in a different outdoor park location each month.