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
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
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