good times never seemed at BIAF23

Maiden Voyage Dance are delighted to have commissioned good times never seemed a new durational performance installation from Vasiliki Stasinaki & Sarah Gordon which will be presented as part of Belfast International Arts Festival 2023.

Running around in circles on the terrace holding a big white flag. Trying to skateboard. Jumping into a puddle. A jar falling down the stairs. Getting trapped inside bubble wrap.

 Experiments in collaboration.


Dates & Times

Thursday 2 Nov          3pm to 8pm

Friday 3 Nov               12noon to 5pm

Saturday 4 Nov           12noon to 5pm


Queen Street Studios 
2nd Floor, The Arches Centre, 11-13 Bloomfield Ave, Belfast BT5 5AA

About Vasiliki

Vasiliki is a dance and visual artist based in Belfast. She studied dance at the Greek National Opera Dance School and at Northern School of Contemporary Dance and performed with Maiden Voyage Dance in over fifteen new works between 2009-2019. She holds an MFA Fine Art from Belfast School of Art and an MRes in Art and Design from Sint Lucas Antwerp. Her work, Motherland is Calling, part of Array Collective’s Turner Prize winning installation is now part of Ulster Museum’s permanent collection. Vasiliki Stasinaki was included in The Irish Times 50 people to watch in 2023: Ireland’s brightest young talent.  In 2018 she was awarded Ulster University’s Greer Carson Film Award for her video work Diamanti Daxtylidi She is undertaking a three-month residency at Morpho Antwerp in 2023 supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland SIAP-Artist International Development Fund. Her work has been shown in Safehouse Peckham, Camden Image Gallery, Menier Gallery London, Platform Arts Belfast, Catalyst Belfast, PS2 Belfast, QSS Belfast, CCA Glasgow, Morpho Antwerp, Draiocht Gallery and Mart Gallery Dublin.

About Sarah

Sarah Gordon is a Belfast based writer and director. She was part of the BBC Drama Room 21/22 cohort.

Her short films have been broadcast by BBC, RTE and France’s CINE+. During lockdown she was commissioned to write and co-direct one of six short comedy films for a project called SPLENDID ISOLATION (BBC4/BBCNI) nominated for RTS NI Best Drama, also nominated for a Celtic Media Award.

Other short film commissions include SHOPPED (Indie Move Company for iPlayer); and RAT (Púca Pictures, winner Best Short at Dinard Festival of British Film.)

Her first children’s book, BERNARD THE IRISH DINOSAUR is published by O’Donnell Press. Her feature script POKES was selected for development through NI Screen’s New Writer Focus scheme. She is currently developing an Irish language feature film called AONTAS for ILBF, TG4 and BBC through Púca Pictures.

Sarah has most recently been working in the writer’s room on new CBBC children’s animation YUKI (Score Draw Music).