Strange Feathers

Ages 18 mths - 8 yrs

Strange Feathers is an aerial dance performance aimed at the youngest audience, 18 months-7 years. It revolves around two little birds trying to fly with the help of their surroundings in nature. With two aerial dancers and a musician on stage “Strange feathers” mixes contemporary dance, aerial dance and live music in a humorous way.   After the performance the children will be invited up on stage to meet the performers and explore the space as feathers drop from the sky.  As young children are very tactile beings this helps them take in what they just saw and enhances their experience of the performance.

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Co-production: Bird & Bat (Iceland), Riverbank Arts Centre (Ireland) and Fidget Feet (Ireland)
Commissioned by: Riverbank Arts Centre (Ireland)
Choreographers: Chantal McCormick and Tinna Grétarsdóttir (Iceland)
Music: James Daly (Ireland) and Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir (Iceland)
Set designer: Guðný Hrund Sigurðardóttir (Iceland), and Mao (Iceland)
 Costume designer: Gemma Morris Kavanagh (Ireland) and Guðný Hrund Sigurðardóttir (Iceland)
 Lighting design: Pauric Hackett
Performance cast: Aisling Ní Cheallaigh (Ireland), Katla Þórarinsdóttir (Iceland)/ Beverly Grant (Scotland)
 Musician:  James Daly ( Ireland)

Supported by

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.