Strange Feathers

Two little birds learn to fly

A show aimed at a younger audience. 

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. 

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.



Co-Production: Bird & Bat (Iceland), Riverbank Arts Centre (Ireland) and Fidget Feet (Ireland) 

Originally Commissioned by: Riverbank Arts Centre

Choreographers: Chantal McCormick and Tinna Grétarsdóttir (Iceland)

Music: Jym Darling from Fidget Feet and Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir (Iceland)

Musician: Jym Darling of Fidget Feet

Set designer: Guônŷ Hrund Sigurôardóttir (Iceland), and Mao (Iceland)

Costume designer: Gemma Morris Kavanagh (Ireland) and Guðný Hrund Sigurôardóttir (Iceland)

Lighting Designer: Pauric Hackett

Original Performance Cast: Aisling Ní Cheallaigh (Ireland), Katla Þórarinsdóttir (Iceland)/ Beverly Grant (Scotland)

Notes for Producers


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Where to See this Show

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With two aerial dancers and a musician on stage “Strange feathers” mixes contemporary dance, aerial dance and live music humorously.

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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.


It’s Dance! It’s Creative! It’s flying with style! Combining athleticism & creative expression. While using low-hanging trapeze, aerial silks, spirals, hoops & cocoons. A beautiful art form, while having fun and building strength!

Wanna try it out?

Our Aerial Creation Centre in Limerick provides workshops, kids classes, adult classes & bootcamps.