For 3-days, the CityDance Festival will take centre stage at The Crescent as we deliver a weekend of dance discovery to celebrate dance in all its wonderful forms. The festival includes free dance classes led by professional dancers, a dance showcase and ends with a performance by professional contemporary dancer Ayesha.
Join contemporary dancer Ayesha Mailey for a performance of her new piece 'See Me Disappear' which is part of her ACES award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
The dance is constantly vanishing.
You can’t grasp it or hold it.
You are left with the memory, the resonance, and the energized space.
The performer journeys through her forest of memory and imagination. Stories of hiding, being invisible and a conflicting desire to been seen and not seen emerge through movement, theatre and visual projections.
Ayesha Mailey is a freelance contemporary dance artist based in Derry. She works as a performer, choreographer, improviser and teacher in the North West of Ireland and further afield. Ayesha works with people of all ages and abilities exploring and composing Poetic Movement. She is committed to developing her particular approach to this movement practice through professional and participatory arts projects.
Ayesha is the Associate Artistic Director of Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company and a member of the Echo Echo Ensemble. She has co-devised and performed in numerous Echo Echo performance projects and productions and collaborated with artists and companies from across Europe and the Middle East. Her work has allowed her to research, teach and perform across the globe.
CityDance Festival 2018 programme includes:
Friday 2nd November - Taster Dance Classes in the community
Join us throughout Friday for a variety of free dance classes. The classes are held in a variety of community venues across the city and aim to provide you with a taste of dance styles. For more information and the community venues involved click here.
Friday 2nd November - Taster Dance Classes at The Crescent
Join us on Friday evening for a variety of free dance classes. These classes aim to provide you with a taste of dance styles. For more information click here.
Saturday 3rd November - The Crescent Dance Showcase
Join us at The Crescent for our Dance showcase which features World and Contemporary dance performed by some of Northern Ireland's leading professional. Click here for more information.