Match Make, was a new Maiden Voyage commissioning initiative that brought dance artists and artistic collaborators together to work apart on short commissions during lockdown. The 8 collaborations presented as short films, show unique responses to the new environment we all found ourselves within, outcomes are wide ranging and diverse. ‘The social distancing measures provided some interesting adventures with filming, the possibilities seemed endless to play with’. Match Make Dance Artist Extracts of these collaborations were included in the introduction of Theatre and Dance NI’s Catalyst Dance Platform film highlighting individual dance artists in NI.

The collaborators were:

Ryan O’Neill & Conan McIvor

Chrysalis can be viewed here:


Maeve McGreevy & Tom

In. – _ At. – _ If. – _ can be viewed here:


Emily McDonagh & Neil Foster

Yellow can be viewed here:


Rosie Mullin & Kat Woods

Soul Sleep can be viewed here:


Michael McEvoy & Esther O’Kelly

Streams of can be viewed here:



Vasiliki Stasinaki & Sarah Gordon

Going Solo can be viewed here:


Janie Doherty & Locky Morris

Bend In The River can be viewed here:


Clara Kerr & Jo Guthrie

Backbone can be viewed here: