Turnabout

Turnabout is a new Maiden Voyage dance and music performance commissioned from choreographer Jennifer Rooney and composer Elaine Agnew.

Turnabout is an expression of all aspects of hope; holding on to hope, loosing hope, shared hope, keeping hopeful hearts and all our stories being stories of hope.

Promotional video of Turnabout can be viewed here:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jtVFP9ODAHA&pbjreload=101

Text is based on a piece compiled by poet Olive Broderick and drawn from stories of hope created by St Joseph’s PS P7, St Kieran’s PS P6 and Rathcoole PS P6&P7 during workshops facilitated in late 2020. Elaine Agnew’s score is performed by pianist Gail Evans and text is sung by 80+ young voices from the Belfast Philharmonic Youth and Chamber Choirs directed and conducted by Lynsey Callaghan.

Turnabout has been created socially distanced, so the performers stay 2 metres apart throughout. Due to the ongoing pandemic, instead of live performance in public space, Turnabout will be presented free online during the Belfast Children’s Festival.

Free screenings of ‘Turnabout’ by Maiden Voyage Dance will be available online and on demand as part of Belfast Children’s Festival from 6 to 14 March. 

Book your places now at www.youngatart.co.uk/whats-on/turnabout

A programme of movement and writing workshops on the theme of hope will be offered free to NI primary schools along with family workshops during festival weekends.

FREE FAMILY WRITING AND DANCE WORKSHOPS ON THEME OF HOPE ON 6&7&13&14 March details:

 www.youngatart.co.uk/whats-on/turnabout-movement-workshop

www.youngatart.co.uk/whats-on/turnabout-writing-workshop

To book a free ‘Turnabout’ primary school or group workshop with Maiden Voyage Dance, email engage@maidenvoyagedance.com  

Choreographer: Jennifer Rooney

Composer: Elaine Agnew

Dancers: Maeve McGreevy, Adam Ashford, Clara Kerr, Michael McEvoy

Choirs: Belfast Philharmonic Youth Choir and Belfast Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Youth Choirs Director: Lynsey Callaghan

Conductor: Lynsey Callaghan

Pianist: Gail Evans

Sound Designer: Brian Murphy

Costume Design: Diana Ennis

Duration: 15 mins approx.

Suitable for: All the family especially those 5-11 years.

Initial development of Turnabout was been made possible by Commission Funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.  Maiden Voyage is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and is supported by Belfast City Council.