Match Make is a Maiden Voyage commissioning initiative that brought dance artists and artistic collaborators together to work apart on short commissions during lockdown.
Going Solo combines humour and the absurd pondering effort and action, movement and object with raised eyebrows, wry smiles and an edge of melancholy. Going Solo is a collaboration between dance/visual artist Vasiliki Stasinaki and writer Sarah Gordon.
Going Solo… can be veiwed here:
Vasiliki studied at the Greek State School of Dance, the Greek National Ballet School and at Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Vasiliki has worked with Greek National Ballet, Ludus Dance, Pair Dance and Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre. She has performed with Maiden Voyage in over fifteen new works since 2009 and in 2020 was awarded an MFA in Fine Arts at Ulster University.
Sarah Gordon is a Belfast-based writer and director. She has been making work for theatre since 2015. Plays include A SINKHOLE IN GUATEMALA (2016), BILLY (co-writer/director, 2018), and most recently ROAD (2019) – a story about a big turd nobody wants to deal with. She has been supported by Prime Cut Productions’ Reveal Project 2016-18, Lyric Theatre’s New Playwrights 2019, and Pan Pan’s International Mentorship Programme 2020. Her work has been performed in Belfast, Dublin, and New York. Two of her plays are currently being translated to Spanish. She has just completed her first BBC commission, JUST THE TWO OF US, a short film made at home during lockdown.
Maiden Voyage are principally funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and supported by Belfast City Council.