Madam Silk (2009)
Madam Silk– has 3 fantastic female aerial dancers performing this fresh and sensual piece. Chantal Mc Cormick from Fidget feet and Lindsey butcher from Gravity and levity (Brighton) and Jennifer Paterson from All or Nothing (Scotland). The renowned international aerial choreographer and teacher Fred Debs from Drapés Aériens was choreographer and performer. Creating a sensual world where the stage is filled with fabric and the women explore different ways of dancing and suspending in and on the fabric. This piece has a very different feel to some of Fidget feet’s other work; Madam silk has a beautiful French style. Music composed and mixed live by Jym Daly. Lighting by Jacques Bertrand. Fantastic set and new costumes from award winning Paul Shriek. Madam Silk started in October 2009 development at The Firkin Crane in Cork, Ireland, as part of a residency funded by Blank Canvas and Irish Arts council. Then in November 2009 performed at Balor Theatre Donegal and as part of the Tralee Circus Festival @ Siamsa Tire theatre, town Park, Tralee , Co Kerry November 2009. This piece was developed and finished created 2010 with a commission award from Irish Arts Council for Fred Deb’ and Fidget Feet’s 3 month residency at Shawbrook and Longford Dance Fest, with aerial rehearsal space from Backstage Theatre and free space in Legan local hall. Fidget Feet with a touring grant toured to 14 venues throughout Ireland 2010, and showed at the first Irish Aerial Dance Fest
as part of the tour. This piece also toured outdoor festivals in UK, and circus festival in France, and with funding from Culture Ireland performed in East Iceland. Fidget Feet Aerial Dance (Ireland) and Drapes Aeriens (France) co- created Madam Silk.