Hang On and Catch Me double bill
I had never even heard of aerial dance theatre until I was invited to go see Fidget Feet perform their ‘Hang On & Catch Me’ double bill in Draíocht in Blanchardstown. ‘Hang On & Catch Me’ is an exciting and exhilarating double bill of spectacular aerial dance, acting and theatre.
Catch Me was on first, a take on Red Riding Hood lost in the forest and meeting the Big, Bad Wolf. This dance piece was filled with enchantment, wonder, impatience, violence, beauty, gentle comedy and an ultimate battle between girl and wolf. Not your average fairytale. The ropes as trees and the movements of both wolf and girl together as he vacillated between inquisitive, gentle, violent and careless were astounding. I was glued to the story and wished it was longer.
Hang On was on after the interval, a tale of a “business suited struggle between the sexes”. It was a search for love between two people, unsure of each other, not ready for each other.
Hang On examines the subtle social and personal struggles that can occur between two individual people as they learn to love one another. Sometimes it is a battle, sometimes it is a dance, but in the end, when we get it right, it can be life at it’s most beautiful.
The ‘Hang On & Catch Me’ double bill is definitely worth seeing, it’s impressive, it’s different, it’s entertaining and it’s going on a nationwide tour this May and June. The confirmed show dates are as follows:
17th May @ 8pm – Glór, Ennis
19th May @ 8pm – Draíocht, Blanchardstown
21st May @ 8pm – Belltable, Limerick
25th May @ 8pm – Dunamaise, Portlaoise
27th May @ 8.30pm – Backstage Theatre, Longford
1st June @ 8pm – Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
3rd June @ 8pm – Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
10th June @ 9pm – An Grianán, Letterkenny
23rd June @ 8pm – Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
Thank you to Adam for organising a ticket for me to go see the show.