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Celebrating Belfast Movement Choir

Maiden Voyage Dance is celebrating the conclusion of the first phase of Belfast Movement Choir. Re-Emergence, screened at the Strand Arts Centre on Thursday 23 June was the culmination of over two years of work by 100 participants from the Belfast Movement Choir, which brought five groups of women and girls from across the city […]

Maiden Voyage Dance & Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble

We are delighted to be performing with Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble on Friday 17 June at 7.30pm at Queen’s University Belfast Sonic Arts Research Centre This is the second (of many we hope!) collaborations between Maiden Voyage and Hard Rain and and we will be performing with the last piece in the evenings programme, Schoenberg’s Chamber […]

Body Stories – New programme of Seasonal Somatics

Somatic movement education explores the creative and transformative aspects of movement and lived body experience. Somatic work aims to explore how moving from the felt experience of the living body can stimulate creativity and facilitate wellbeing and self-awareness. BODY STORIES In this programme we will develop our somatic movement through experiential anatomy and imagery, with […]

Belfast Movement Choir finale

Last night we ran our final Maiden Voyage Belfast Movement Choir session. Our groups from across Belfast have spent this week reflecting on the project after two days of performance for a final dance film, Re-emergence, filmed in Ormeau Park on Sunday 8th May directed by Jennifer Rooney. Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and […]

Join the Belfast Movement Choir!

We are inviting women across the city to join us for the final term of the Maiden Voyage Dance Belfast Movement Choir. Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, this is an intergenerational project which focuses on movement for health and wellbeing for women aged 18 and above across Belfast. The Movement Choir has groups in […]

Morf online at QFTPlayer

Put a bit of magic into your weekend as MORF goes digital! Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March at QFTPlayer  MORF, created by David Ogle with a score by Brian Irvine explores the magical in the everyday, as two dancers find themselves embarking on a ‘suit safari’ creating familiar animals from their suit […]

Turnabout Live at BCF22

Created in lockdown for BCF21 Online, Turnabout returns in person for BCF22, sharing its messages of hope, where we find it and what to do if we lose it. Free Performances Sat 12 March – Belfast Cathedral 2.30pm, 3.30pm Sun 13 March – 2 Royal Ave 2.30pm, 3.30pm This beautiful music and dance performance choreographed […]

Flying Low and Passing Through with Lucia Kickham

Maiden Voyage is delighted to present a Flying Low and Passing Through Masterclass with dance artist, choreographer and teacher Lucia Kickham. Date: Saturday 26th Februray Time: 14.00 – 16.30 Location: The MAC, Belfast Cost: £10 Book here Flying Low is a dance technique developed by Venezuelan dance artist David Zambrano. It’s main focus is the […]

Maiden Voyage Dance present MORF

We are excited to invite 3 to 6 year-olds and their grown-ups to join us on a ‘suit safari’ in our new show MORF, which will premiere at The MAC as part of Belfast Children’s Festival on 5 – 6 March.   Exploring the magical in the everyday, MORF sees two dancers use ordinary suit jackets […]

New Prodance season – January to March 2022

Curated by Ryan O’Neill, Maiden Voyage Prodance returns with a range of Contemporary, Ballet and Conditioning sessions. These are in studio classes on Tuesdays from 10.00 – 11.30 am at Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast. Book here 18th January – Contemporary technique with Ryan O’Neill 25th January – Contemporary technique with Ryan O’Neill 1st February – […]

Outdoor Seasonal Somatics for 2022

These 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 Saturday January 29th 10.00-11.30 Victoria Park This session will explore Connections and Authentic Movement – Book Saturday February 12th 10.00-11.30 Musgrave Park […]

Belfast Movement Choir call for participants

We are inviting women across the city to join us for  the second year of the Belfast Movement Choir. Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Maiden Voyage Dance Belfast Movement Choir is an intergenerational project which focuses on movement for health and wellbeing for women across Belfast.  Despite its name, Movement Choirs are not […]

OUTDOOR SEASONAL SOMATICS

These 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 how […]

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 […]

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 […]

Four Short Films by The Belfast Movement Choir

Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation the Maiden Voyage Belfast Movement Choir is an intergenerational project which focuses on movement for health and wellbeing for women and girls across Belfast. Maiden Voyage Dance began this project in 2019 with live workshops sessions held in North, South and East Belfast. With the first Covid-19 lockdown in […]

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