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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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