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Hatch 14 - 16 Nov 2019

We are excited to welcome back Fidget Feet with their new aerial dance show Hatch. A story of transformation and new beginnings!

Meet Bláithín she loves caterpillars, moths and butterflies. Follow her on her adventurous journey with Uncle Rusty to find Pearl, the most extraordinary butterfly with the most colourful wings. Learn all about two little caterpillars and their journey to fly as moths and butterflies.

Full of Fidget Feet’s unique blend of music, comedy, theatre, science and aerial dance, Hatch weaves Irish language and Irish dancing into this wonderful story for 4-10 year olds and their families.

Children will have an opportunity to meet the performers after the show and explore their world of butterflies and moths.

The show was developed with Entomologist Christopher Grinter, California Academy of Sciences.

Audiences receive a free fact sheet on growing a butterfly garden to increase their population. Teachers receive a classroom pack with facts and activities linked to these science curriculum units: Working scientifically; Living Things; Environmental Awareness and Care.

We are particularly proud to show our audiences this show because it began it's life during one of The Ark's artist development programmes - in 2015 Chantal McCormick, Fidget Feet’s Creative Director, was one of the artists invited to be on The Ark’s Hatch Incubator Project and the first ideas for the show came from this week of development.

Part of Science Week 2019 at The Ark.

Curricular Links...

The show together with the classroom activity pack supports and a range of cross curricular links including following strand units:

  • PE: Understanding and appreciation of dance
  • Science: Working scientifically (Observing, Analysing, Recording and Communicating)
  • Science: Living Things: Human life; Plants and Animals; Forces
  • Science: Environmental Awareness and Care