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Masterclass with Kirstie Simson

Maiden Voyage is deligted to present an in-person masterclass with esteemed dance improviser, teacher and performer, Kirstie Simson. This is Kirstie’s first time in Belfast so is a wonderful opportunity for local dancers. Saturday 9th October Crescent Arts Centre 10.30 – 13.00 £10 – Book here Numbers limited to small group due to Covid restrictions.  […]

New Prodance season – September to December 2021

Curated by Ryan O’Neill, Maiden Voyage Prodance returns for Autumn/Winter 2021 with a range of Contemporary, Ballet and Conditioning sessions. Following a consultation with regular particpants we will be offering six online classes via zoom and six live classes at the Crescent Arts Centre. Online classes are only available to block book and you will […]

GRAD LAB 6-10 September 2021

Maiden Voyage has established GRAD LAB for dancers from Northern Ireland who had left to train in dance to reconnect them to the dance community at home and to encourage these early career artists to build professional networks here. Following an open call in August 2021, four recent graduates were selected to take part in […]

#ReConnect – 2021 UK-China Contemporary Culture Festival

Maiden Voyage dance is pleased to present the work of 16 Match Make artists as part of the British Council’s #ReConnect – 2021 UK China Contemporary Culture festival The festival will run from 1st to 30th September and will offer audiences in China the opportunity to #Reconnect with art and culture from Scotland, Wales, Northern […]

Epilogue: A Dancer Dies Twice

“…a dancer dies twice, once when they stop dancing, and this first death is the more painful.” Martha Graham Maiden Voyage are delighted to present Epilogue: A Dancer Dies Twice from choreographer Eileen McClory and filmmaker Conan McIvor with Sandy Cuthbert, Jane Mooney, Maria McManus and Helena Hamilton. This 25 minute original dance film will […]

GradLab 2021

Maiden Voyage Dance GradLab is a paid opportunity for four 2020 and 2021 dance graduates from or based in Northern Ireland who wish to pursue a career as a contemporary dance artist.   GradLab offers participants an intensive professional experience to support their development both as individual artists and creative collaborators and build graduates dance connections […]

SCULPT – Pop up performances

Maiden Voyage Dance are pleased to present SCULPT, a series of outdoor, pop-up performances devised by Seed Commission artist Michael McEvoy in collaboration with dancers Clara Kerr, Emily McDonagh and Rosie Mullin. Sculpt is site responsive, relying on stimulus from the immediate landscape and will be popping up in areas of architectural or environmental interest […]

Prodance Series- June 21

Prodance June 2021 Classes will continue with a range of conditioning, ballet and contemporary sessions. All classes remain free for NI-based professional performers out-of-work due to the pandemic. For those with means, a nominal charge of £25 applies to access live class and catch up recordings for the term. The programme is curated by Ryan […]

NEW OUTDOOR SEASONAL SOMATICS

These new monthly workshop sessions are appropriate for movers and dancers of all abilities who wish to awaken their relationship to mindful movement within the natural world, connecting to the elements and the seasons. You will be invited to discover your own personal responses to movement through guided explorations: the somatic work aims to explore […]

Welcome to our new Company Manager

This week we welcomed our new Company Manager, Nuala McGreevy to the Maiden Voyage team. Nuala joins us after many years at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance where she was first Transitions Dance Company Manager and then Programme Manager for the Centre for Advanced Training. Nuala is originally from Northern Ireland and has […]

MASTERCLASS WITH BEN DUKE

 Tuesday 25 May at 2pm-4pm Photo credit Zoe Manders Ben will lead a workshop based on Lost Dog’s process of connecting movement to narrative and storytelling.  The workshop will involve physical and vocal improvisations that move from the abstract to the literal and that offer ways of establishing our connection with ourselves, each other and […]

Prodance Series-April/May 21

Prodance April/May 2021 Classes will continue with a range of conditioning, ballet and contemporary sessions. All classes remain free for NI-based professional performers out-of-work due to the pandemic. For those with means, a nominal charge of £25 applies to access live class and catch up recordings for the term. The programme is curated by Ryan […]

Turnabout Success

The new Maiden Voyage dance and music performance, Turnabout, commissioned from choreographer Jennifer Rooney and composer Elaine Agnew was premiered online to rave reviews as part of the Belfast Children’s Festival 2021. Turnabout is an expression of all aspects of hope; holding on to hope, loosing hope, shared hope, keeping hopeful hearts-so prevalent during the […]

PRODANCE SERIES-FEBRUARY/MARCH CLASSES

Prodance February/March 2021 Classes continue with a range of conditioning, ballet and contemporary sessions. All classes remain free for NI-based professional performers out-of-work due to the pandemic. For those with means, a nominal charge of £25 applies to access live class and catch up recordings for the 12 week term. The programme is curated by […]

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