Maiden Voyage Dance

Sat 06 Mar 2021 to Sun 14 Mar 2021

Performance times

Available On Demand from Sat 6 March @ 12pm until Sun 14 March 

Age Recommendation

5 - 11 years



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, losing hope, shared hope, keeping hopeful hearts and all our stories being stories of hope.

Text in the sound score is based on a piece compiled by poet Olive Broderick, drawn from stories of hope created by St Joseph's PS P7, St Kieran's PS P6 and Rathcoole PS P7 during workshops facilitated in late 2020.

The text has been brought to life in Elaine Agnew’s score which is performed by pianist Gail Evans and is sung by 80+ young voices from the Belfast Philharmonic Youth and Chamber Choirs directed 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 Belfast Children’s Festival in March 2021.

Take a look at the free workshops here: Movement and Writing

A programme of movement workshops on the themes of hope will be offered to P4-P7 NI primary schools on their return to school in April. All school enquires should go to engage@maidenvoyagedance.com

This film is also available with Audio Description for those with sight loss.

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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

Pianist: Gail Evans

Sound Designer: Brian Murphy

Costume Designer: Dianna Ennis

Online via QFT Player

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