Pause and Effect

Maiden Voyage Dance

Sat 05 Mar 2016 to Tue 08 Mar 2016


Age Recommendation

4 - 8 years

Performance times

  • Sat 05 Mar 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Sat 05 Mar 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Sun 06 Mar 2016 - 2:30 pm
  • Mon 07 Mar 2016 - 10:00 am
  • Mon 07 Mar 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Tue 08 Ma
r 2016 - 10:15 am


£9 / £7

A Whirl of Action & Sound ...

10% off tickets if you book before the 20th February. T&Cs apply.

Pause and Effect is a brand new dance performance suitable for all the family.  Four dancers and two musicians create a whirlwind of action and sound with only an occasional pause where timing is everything!   Using the building blocks of time the performers build, create and remake over and over again as their chain reactions transform a giraffe into a tea party, a fallen down wall into a riverbed, and much more. Should they race against the clock or stop and pause to enjoy the moment?   Pause and Effect is choreographed by Eleesha Drennan with original live music by Willie Drennan with Beethoven mixed in with folk tunes and the rhythmical sounds of traditional instruments.    Stop by to enjoy this wonderful performance that will premiere during the 2016 Belfast Children’s Festival

From the company who brought you Quartet for 15 Chairs at the 2014 festival.

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  • Sunday 6th of March at 2.30pm is a 'Relaxed Performance' suitable for children with Autism.
Thank to the generous support of the Blackburn Trust and Belfast Cathedral Sit Out Fund, Maiden Voyage can offer FREE tickets to a touch tour and audio described performance of our new show for younger audiences Pause and Effect at 2:30pm on Sunday 6 March in the MAC Belfast, as part of the Belfast Children's Festival.    The offer is available for up to 4 tickets for a family with a child with sight loss who will use or audio description service for the performance. Simply apply to the following email letting us know how many tickets you would like to use before Friday 26 February. 

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Maiden Voyage Dance is one of Northern Ireland’s leading contemporary dance companies and is based in Belfast. Maiden Voyage Dance commission original contemporary dance work from national and international choreographers and collaborators. The company has built a respected reputation for high quality productions including work for theatres, work for public spaces and more recently work for young and family audiences


Eleesha Drennan is a multi award winning choreographer and dancer based in London. She trained at BIFHE (now Belfast Met) before going to the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and was an integral member of National Dance Company Wales from 2004-2013. She became House Choreographer in 2011. Awarded first prize for performance of 'Whiskers' at the International Solo Dance Theatre Festival Stuttgart 2012, Eleesha was also a recipient of the Sky Academy Arts Scholarship 2014.