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Maiden Voyage Dance to present ‘Each for Other’ at Belfast Children’s Festival 2018

Friday 23rd February 2018 at 3pm 0 Comments Dance

David Ogle and Vasiliki Stasinaki from Maiden Voyage Dance perfecting ‘Each for Other’ a new Dance Exposed commission from award winning Scottish choreographer Jack Webb ahead of this year’s Belfast Children’s Festival, supported by the Arts Council of No Image: David Ogle and Vasiliki Stasinaki from Maiden Voyage Dance perfecting ‘Each for Other’ a new Dance Exposed commission from award winning Scottish choreographer Jack Webb ahead of this year’s Belfast Children’s Festival, supported by the Arts Council of No

Belfast based dance company, Maiden Voyage Dance, has commissioned Scottish Choreographer Jack Webb to create Each for Other a new dance trio for public space that explores our need for togetherness and community.  The dance piece will launch at this year’s 20th anniversary Belfast Children’s Festival and will engage audiences as the performers encounter complications and find collective strength and possibility whilst physically harnessed to each other.

The new commission forms part of Maiden Voyage’s Dance Exposed programme, which focuses on bringing short dance works into public spaces for new audiences to encounter high quality dance performance, and for dance fans to enjoy the latest creative production from the popular Dance Company.

Commenting on Each for Other, Nicola Curry, Artistic Director for Maiden Voyage Dance, said;

“We are excited by this new piece, and the opportunity to work with Jack Webb, who is one of Scotland’s leading dance makers. Audiences will be mesmerised by the movement and the risks taken by the dancers who are focusing on collective trust and need to support each other as they weave their way through the detailed and precise choreography.  Each for Other will have its first public platform as part of Belfast Children’s Festival, in this their 20th anniversary year, and we know audiences young and old will be totally captivated by the performance.”

Gilly Campbell, Arts Development Officer for Drama and Dance, added,

“The Arts Council is delighted to support this wonderful production by Maiden Voyage which is be premiered at the 20th Belfast Children’s Festival.  These free performances will inspire and delight all who experience them, helping to bring great art to all.”

Audiences will have several opportunities to catch Each for Other during March with four performances during Belfast Children’s Festival Family weekend 10-11 March 2018, with further extract performances in The Market Place Theatre Armagh on Wednesday 14 March.

All performances are free, and last between 5 and 15 minutes. 5-minute excerpt performances will take place twice on Saturday 10 March at 11.45am and 1.30pm in Great Victoria Street Bus Station, Belfast.  On Sunday 11 March there will be 15-minute performances at 2pm and 3.30pm in the Ulster Museum Foyer, Belfast. The Sunday performances will be audio described.  The Market Place Theatre Armagh will host 5-minute excerpt of Each for Other on Wednesday 14 March at 6.45pm and 7.15pm.

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