Strange Feathers


Two little chicks must find their wings for the very first time. Join these little birds as they learn to fly and negotiate the world around them, gently coaxed from their nest by beautiful music while the audience sits around their nest, immersed in the action. Told with humour and a light touch, Strange Feathers mixes contemporary dance, aerial dance and live music in an engaging performance for the very young.


Strange Feathers is a collaboration between Bird & Bat and the Irish aerial dance company Fidget Feet. The performance is enriched with live music by Jym Daly from Fidget Feet in addition to a music score by Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir.



Hong Kong - February 2019

Performances at Ziguzajg festival in Malta, Baboró festival in Ireland, Ungi festival in Iceland - 2018

Nordic tour April - October 2018

Tour of Ireland  - spring and autumn 2017

Riverbank Arts Center Sept - Oct 2016

Tjarnarbíó, Reykjavík, premiere - Sept 2016

Strange Feathers

Aerial dance performance for 2 - 7 years old

Duration: 35 min + 15 min playtime​

If there is space in the venue the group can give a 15 - 30 minutes mask making workshop for guests before the performance.

Choreography: Tinna Grétarsdóttir and Chantal Cormick in collaboration with the performers

Performance: Katla Þórarinsdóttir, Aisling Ní Cheallaigh and Jym Daly

Music: Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir and Jym Daly

Set: Guðný H Sigurðardóttir and Mao

Costumes: Gemma Morris and Guðný H Sigurðardóttir

Light: Pauric Hackett

Photos: Steve Lorenz

Produced by Fidget Feet, Bird & Bat and Riverbank Arts Centre

The standard of theatre for young audiences has never been better.

Sara Keating, The Sunday Business Post

The birds were interpreted by circus artists Aisling Ní and Katla and they were incredibly limber and strong and there seemed to be no limit to how they could twist their bodies ... The children became even happier after the show when they were invited up on stage to touch and test.

Silja Aðalsteinsdóttir, TMM, 19. September 2016

Theatre Award


Nomination to Gríman, the Icelandic Theatre Award for 

Best Childrens Performance 


Technical requirements - overview

  • Clean performance area 7 x 7 m   

  • 1,5 m circumference seating area

  • Minimum height to ceiling 5 m

  • Grey marley dance floor

  • Audience: 70 - 100 depending on space

  • ​2 rigging points required

  • All sound and music is presented live on stage by musician

  • Number of people on tour: 5 or 6

  • Get in / rehearsal: 8 hours 

  • Clearing: 2 hours 

Full technical rider here

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