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. These sessions were facilitated by dance artist Anna Treanor and coordinated by Company Manager Sandy Cuthbert. The artist/facilitator in this work wished to investigate and explore our new perspectives on looking out from inside the safety of our homes; looking out on the world through our windows. Working with ideas of space, action and relationship, inside/outside. Body shapes, positive and negative space, describing/drawing with the body, gesture. Music composed by Katie Richardson and footage edited by Ryan O’Neill.
‘OUTSIDE MY WINDOW, INSIDE MY HOUSE’ LINK:
Maiden Voyage are pleased with the development of this project that began in October 19, made possible through the generous support of Paul Hamlyn Foundation ‘Explore and Test’ Grant. The current sessions have been suspended due to the Covid-19 lockdown. We began remote sessions online with our adult members on a Monday morning and Wednesday evening. These sessions ran through May and June delivered by our wonderful dance artist/facilitators, Eileen McClory, Aisling McCormick and Anna Treanor. It is a great way to stay connected and further develop our creative movement together through zoom format.
The Belfast Movement Choir created from four groups in areas of inner city Belfast, north, south, east and west. It is an all female intergenerational project.
The Belfast Movement Choir is bringing different communities together to share positive social, educational and health benefits for participants and audiences; engaging in community dance, entering a dialogue, discovering ‘arts with a social purpose’. This approach has been chosen so we can learn and develop a greater understanding of self, the group and its place within the wider community.