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RESI-DANCE-UPDATE

Following an open call Maiden Voyage’s artist development programme Resi-Dance is now underway. The Resi-Dance programme has been funded by an Organisational Emergency award from Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Department of Communities. Seed commissions have been awarded to Clara Kerr, Michael McEvoy, Suzannah McCreight, Eileen McClory and Vasiliki Stasinaki. They will each develop […]

REDISCOVERING

Maiden Voyage Dance are able to share with you a short film that is a creative and expressive response to lockdown from our community participants connected to the BELFAST MOVEMENT CHOIR;  ‘REDISCOVERING’ taken from recorded footage from remote sessions held in the autumn term. These sessions were facilitated by dance artists Anna Treanor and Eileen […]

PRODANCE SERIES-JANUARY/FEBRUARY CLASSES

Prodance January/February 2021 Classes return 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 […]

RESI-DANCE PROGRAMME

Maiden Voyage has been awarded Organisational Emergency Funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Department for Communities for Resi-dance, a programme of seed commissions and creative practice development for NI-based dance artists during the Covid pandemic. The opportunities provided by Resi-dance include; A. Five Seed Commissions Five seed commissions for five dance artists […]

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 […]

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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