Fidget Feet House show comes to Limerick on Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd of May at 2pm and 5pm each day at Limerick Racecourse.
Fidget Feet are bringing their new show ‘House’ to Ennis, Limerick, and Galway this Spring/Summer
Ireland’s leading circus company Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre are delighted to announce the sequel to their hugely successful show Bingo Wings. Fidget Feet are bringing their new show ‘House’ to Ennis, Limerick, and Galway this Spring/Summer.
The Fidget Feet House show brings its bingo fever to the 1980s Royal Broadway Parish Bingo, taking place in the Dunshinny Community Hall car-park. People are dealing with the shocking, amazing and, frankly, bemusing breaking news that John O’Dowd of Hollywood Fame will be replacing the Royal Broadway’s stalwart bingo caller of thirty years. In a departure from a more traditional community hall manager, Biddy Curaheen, is rumoured to have hired this award-winning actor
as the new master of ceremonies for the House bingo game. However, there is a clash of the scheduled events and activities which leads to a whirlwind of local talent and a bizarre spectacle of events.
The Fidget Feet House show is a fun filled spectacle, with circus, theatre and drive-in bingo. This thrilling show is suitable for anyone from 6 to 96. From drive-in bingo to dancers flying from cranes there is something for everyone and will bring joy to many faces. The show also runs parallel to the “ House Open Days”, a community project that integrates local communities into the show itself. Community part-takers will dance alongside 20 experienced and talented Fidget Feet dancers. This project brings people together both young and old with an integral focus on the arts, wellbeing, mental and physical health.
“In 2019 Fidget Feet created Bingo Wings, an award winning show. It was filled with bingo and aerial dance. We at Fidget Feet are not finished with our theme of Bingo. The reason Bingo is so close to my heart is because of a childhood memory of going to Bingo with my Granny and Grandad. I remember my Granny telling me I was her “lucky charm”. I remember feeling this sense of community, a sense of intergenerational coming together. The sense of community and fun sticks with me and that is what we want to bring with our new show ‘House’. After the past 2 years, we have all experienced cancellations, disappointments and not seeing our loved ones. As Fidget Feets creative director, I wanted to create something that would bring back the joy in a safe but fun environment for all generations to enjoy. ‘House’ is like a phoenix coming out of the fires, it is our comeback. With House you can sit in your car with the radio playing, enjoy bingo with loved ones while an artistic display of dance, circus and theatre happens around you. Of course you can walk around and get a sense of community as locals will dance with Fidget Feet performers. This show is dedicated to my mum. I brought my mum to drive-in Bingo during lockdown. She loved the possibility of winning something at Bingo to give to her family or save for a holiday, she loved the dancing and the fun of it all. I am making this show for everybody, to just heal after these last 2 years and to just have the craic,” said Chantal McCormick, Creative Director & Choreographer.
Director and Choreographer Chantal co-founded Fidget Feet and the Irish Aerial Creation Centre with composer Jym, her husband. In 20 years, Fidget Feet have created, established and nurtured the aerial dance sector in Ireland and created international connections and collaborations. Over 30 shows have been created and toured in this time, ranging from indoor, outdoor, crane, and vertical dance performances around iconic Irish landmarks. Shows for young audiences, older audiences, community development, and professional development. Establishing Ireland’s first aerial dance festival and training centre. These performances and opportunities take place throughout the country to make the art form accessible to all. Fidget Feet have achieved this through hard work, successful partnerships with venues, educational institutes, festivals and funding bodies such as Creative Europe, and the Arts and Cultural Capital Scheme 2016.
Composer and Writer Jym Daly began his musical journey at Crawford Municipal ( Cork Art School ) and brought Loop Guru to the world. The combination of spiritual music from around the world with dance beats. Jym toured the world for many years and left a legacy of albums. Jym also created videos for the band and created a cartoon which ran in a national music magazine. His eclectic artistic past has now culminated in Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre, co-founded with wife Chantal McCormick, where music, film, dance, acting and swinging boats off cranes co-exist peacefully in the one expression.
Produced by Fidget Feet and funded in partnership with Clare County Council, Limerick City & County Council, Galway County Council, and funded by the Arts Council.
Director & Choreographer: Chantal McCormick Writer & Composer: Jym Daly
Tour dates for Fidget Feet House show:
Ennis: Saturday 9th April at 4pm & Sunday 10th April, 1pm and 4pm.
Location: Clare Marts, Quin Road, Ennis
To buy tickets for this event go HERE
Limerick: Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd of May at 2pm and 5pm each day.
Location: Limerick Racecourse, Greenmount Park, Main Street, Patrickswell, Co Limerick
For more stories on Fidget Feet go HERE