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Strange Feathers 4 - 5 Nov 2017

We are delighted to welcome Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre to The Ark for the first time with this beautiful show for our youngest audiences.

Two birds are hatching into the world. Join them on a journey of discovery, as they hear the sounds of nature, see colours for the first time and learn how to fly.

Mixing aerial circus, dance, live music, colourful lighting, and soothing sounds, these friendly birds and their feathers will enthrall the whole family!

This is an engaging and humorous interactive, non-verbal show, specifically designed and created for young children.

There is a mask-making workshop before the performance and children have an opportunity to meet the three performers after the show and explore their world of feathers and instruments.

About the Show...

Strange Feathers made in Association with Riverbank Arts Centre (Ireland), is a co-production between Fidget Feet (Ireland), Riverbank Arts Centre (Ireland) and the Bird & Bat (Iceland). Fidget Feet is an aerial dance company that has in the past 10 years grown to become the biggest of its kind in Ireland. Their performances mix dance, aerial work, projections, live music and theatre and have made shows of all sizes all over the world.The Bird & Bat started in 2012 and specialise in making quality dance performances for kindergarten children that can be performed both in theatres and kindergartens alike. It is a co-collaboration between Icelandic and Irish artists, 2 aerial dancers Aisling Ní Cheallaigh (Ireland) and Katla Þórarinsdóttir (Iceland)/ Beverly Grant (Scotland) the music is being created between James Daly (Ireland) and Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir (Iceland) and both Choreographers Chantal McCormick (Ireland) and Tinna Grétarsdóttir (Iceland) are working very closely with a set designer Guðný Hrund Sigurðardóttir (Iceland) , costume designer Gemma Morris Kavanagh (Ireland) and Lighting designers Pauric Hacket (Ireland) to create a new world for the young audiences that is interactive and sensory friendly.