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MATCH MAKE – SOUL SLEEP

Match Make is a new Maiden Voyage commissioning initiative that brings dance artists and artistic collaborators together to work apart on short commissions during lockdown. Soul Sleep is a dream journey in movement and words from a colllaboration between dance artist Rosie Mullin and writer Kat Woods and was created in June 2020. Soul Sleep […]

MATCH MAKE – YELLOW

Match Make is a new Maiden Voyage commissioning initiative that brings dance artists and artistic collaborators together to work apart on short commissions during lockdown. The third commission, ‘Yellow’,  is a collaboration between dance artist Emily McDonagh and composer Neil Foster in response to the architecture, frames and colour of the Harland and Wolff cranes […]

BELFAST MOVEMENT CHOIR – HIDDEN BLOOMS

Maiden Voyage Dance are able to share with you the first of three short films that are a creative and expressive response to lockdown from our community participants connected to the BELFAST MOVEMENT CHOIR;  ‘HIDDEN BLOOMS’ taken from recorded footage from the first three weeks of our remote sessions. These sessions were facilitated by dance […]

MATCH MAKE-IN.-_AT.-_IF.-_

Match Make is a new Maiden Voyage commissioning initiative that brings dance artists and artistic collaborators together to work apart on short commissions during lockdown. The second commission, In.-_At.-_If.-_, was commissioned from dance artist Maeve McGreevy and filmmaker, musician and designer Tom Hughes. In. At. If. With time, In. – _ At. – _ If. […]

MATCH MAKE-CHRYSALIS

Match Make is a new Maiden Voyage commissioning initiative that brings dance artists and artistic collaborators together to work apart on short commissions during lockdown. The first commission, Chrysalis, was commissioned from dance artist Ryan O’Neill and video artist Conan McIvor. https://vimeo.com/422714452 Chrysalis: a state of preparation or transition reflects on lockdown through movement and […]

PRODANCE WITH IAN GARSIDE-TUESDAY 27TH OCTOBER

PRODANCE SERIES Prodance Class Tuesday 27 October at 10am-Technique Class with Ian Garside A distinctly physical training, starting with movement patterns & sequences that begin on the floor and gradually build to upright locomotion. Welcoming (and even encouraging) disorientation in our moving, we investigate precision in recklessness, and control in abandonment  and harness and refine […]

PRODANCE WITH SHANA SIMMONS-MONDAY 19th OCTOBER

PRODANCE SERIES Monday 19th October at 2pm Shana Simmons In this class Simmons will draw from her experience with Garuda along with a range of dance techniques. The class is geared towards the experienced physical performer and professional dancer. To register for this class please email by 6pm the day before to nicola@maidenvoyagedance.com This prodance […]

PRODANCE CLASSES STARTING IN OCTOBER

WEEKLY PRODANCE CLASSES A new 24-week programme of classes for NI-based dancers and performers launches on Tuesday 6th October to help us all get back on our feet.  Classes are taught by invited international guests and locally based artists and during the first 12 weeks will cover a range of contemporary techniques, improvisation, ballet, gyrotonics […]

OUTSIDE MY WINDOW, INSIDE MY HOUSE-BELFAST MOVEMENT CHOIR

Maiden Voyage Dance are able to share with you the third of three short films that are a creative and expressive response to lockdown from our community participants connected to the BELFAST MOVEMENT CHOIR;  ‘OUTSIDE MY WINDOW, INSIDE MY HOUSE’ taken from recorded footage from the third set of three weeks of our remote sessions. […]

MATCH MAKE-BACKBONE

Backbone was created by Clara Kerr and Jo Guthrie and was commissioned by Maiden Voyage for the Match Make initiative during the pandemic lockdown and was made in keeping with government guidelines at the time of creation. The focus of this piece was exploring both the physical and metaphorical notion of ‘backbone’. Clara and Jo considered the structural […]

MATCH MAKE-BEND IN THE RIVER

Bend In the River was created for Maiden Voyage’s lockdown commissioning initiative Match Make that teamed a dance artist with a new artistic collaborator to create together (but apart) during the Covid-19 pandemic. In Irish mythology, rivers and streams are often a boundary between this world and the otherworld. Bend in the River is the result of a […]

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