Cotton Court, 30-42 Waring St
Belfast BT1 2ED
Enquiries: 028 9023 0660
Festival Box Office: 028 9024 3042
Have you ever put your coat on the wrong-way? Or couldn’t find the right arm holes in your trousers?
Or had a day where you just didn’t want to wear clothes?
Dive into a world of colour, texture and movement! This show invites us to be as creative as we can with the clothes we wear, to find our own favourites and encourages us to try getting dressed just a little bit differently.
Climb a mountain of clothes, plunge into piles of pants or swing in swathes of skirts. Whether they’re big or small, scratchy or soft, ordinary or extraordinary – one thing is for sure – clothes and getting dressed will never be the same again.
Getting dressed by yourself is a huge milestone as a child; it shows independence, technical capability, maturity and the identity we choose to present to the wider world. Made for 4–7 year olds and their families Getting Dressed subtly challenges the conventions, peer pressures and popular culture influences children encounter when starting school.
NB. This venue is guide dog and wheelchair friendly and has an induction loop
Please note we offer a Relaxed Performance of Getting Dressed on Saturday 10th March at 5pm. As part of a relaxed performance Young at Art offers a visual story of the performance which you can download here
To book tickets visit https://themaclive.com/ or phone 028 9023 5053.
"Anyone who had a dressing up box as a child will know the feeling of pleasure to be gained from putting on ridiculously oversized clothes and just mucking about. It's that feeling of joyous playfulness that is at the heart of Second Hand Dance's family show. There is a pleasing sense of freedom from gender stereotype here, the adult dancers picking whatever items give them the biggest sense of fun. Tweed skirts on men, boxer shorts on women – it is the childish glee that matters here."
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