BRINK by Eileen McClory
BRINK by Eileen McClory 

Commissioned and produced by Maiden Voyage Dance 

Brink was created as a response to the tension, confusion, frustration and division caused after the Brexit vote. Feeling we are on the edge of something unimaginable that we have no control over, BRINK explores the fragile nature of the human condition and how even the most utopian dreams are flawed by humanity's greatest weakness, greed. BRINK explores the futile, divisive nature of high-risk negotiations where everything is 'on the table' and even the smallest mistake or misjudgement could be fatal. 

Choreographed by Eileen McClory with 

Dancers Vasiliki Stasinaki and Ryan O'Neill 

Composer Katie Richardson

Lighting Design Stephen Dodd 

Costume/Wardrobe: Eileen McClory & Judy Kay 

MAIDEN VOYAGE DANCE was established in 2002 by Nicola Curry as Northern Ireland's contemporary dance commissioning company for high quality repertoire from local, national and international choreographers and collaborators. Maiden Voyage commissions over three distinct strands: Maiden Belfast, evening/mixed bills; Dance Exposed, short works for public space and Off-Spring, new work for young audiences and their grown-ups. Maiden Voyage provide professional development intensives and mentoring along with engagement, learning and participatory programmes including Belfast Movement Choir. 

EILEEN MCCLORY has been commissioned for the first time by Maiden Voyage Dance to create BRINK. Previous commissions include: Untitled 2020, The Playhouse Derry: TURF 2018 and Tinderbox & Theatre Company: CUCK 2017. Eileen choreographed and produced her own work under Off the Rails Dance #OTR including The Dutiful Wife 2016, and S(3)nsored 2011 and received an Artist Career Enhancement Award from Arts Council NI in 2018 to develop #theSHAMEproject for production in 2020. Current and previous residencies: 2020-2021Artist in Residence with Belfast International Arts Festival, 2019 Creative Europe/Galway Theatre Festival's Make-a-Move: Incubator lab, Galway. 2017 SPACE PROGRAMME, The Performance Corporation (IRE).2016 Dansmakers, Amsterdam: The Game Show supported by Arts Council NI. Eileen has worked extensively in Higher Education and was a Teaching Fellow and Course Director of the BA Dance Program at Ulster University, Derry 2014-2017 responsible for leading the dance programme during its phase-out. 

KATIE RICHARDSON is heavily involved in the arts as a musician, composer and sound designer currently based in Belfast. She recently starred in The Lyric Theatre's production of Good Vibrations as well as being the onstage musical director. Other previous theatre credits include: 'All Mod Cons' and 'Beauty and the Beast' (Lyric Theatre), 'Patchwork' RedBear Theatre Company -Dublin, The Man Who Fell to Pieces, Ubu the King, Huzzies, (Tinderbox), Hatch (The Mac), Flesh Dense, Kissing Marigolds, Dinner, The Weein (Red lemon); Katie makes her own music under the name '' and was a member of Choice nominated 'Pleasure beach.' She has supported artists such as BellX1, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Van Morrison, All Saints, Foy Vance, and many more.