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Fidget Feet are doing what they do best, mixing aerial skills with dance and performing to original live music and video art.


Hang On brings the suited denizens of the business world into the sumo wrestler’s circle of combat. This is an aerial dance at its finest. Hang On mixes an aerial dance trapeze duet with a love musical performance in a thrilling struggle between the sexes. Will everything be lost in the battle or can love be found? Can they HANG ON ?

Hurried along by the relentless beat of time, Lee and Chantal wonder if there is a worthy destination? Or are they just running around in circles? Should they fight the pulse of time or should they just hang on and hope for a moment of stillness, a moment of clarity.

Hang On is danced by two outstanding aerial dancers – highly physical, raw and sometimes sexy but always real.

“who knew aerial dance could have serious modern chops ? The Irish troupe Fidget Feet kept me spellbound” Houston Chronicle USA

“Hang On was a mixture of simplicity and excellence…. It was amazing to discover the creative possibilities of this circus company” FiraTarrega , Spain

Fidget Feet is Ireland’s foremost Aerial Dance Theatre Company

Creating spectacular contemporary circus and specialising in aerial dance. Fidget Feet’s latest productions Second Coming, Catch Me, Elves and the Shoemaker and Cinder and Ellas have all toured Ireland and have been a huge success.

Hang On has been performed in theatres and streets across the entire globe since its creation in 2010 including Ireland, England, Belgium, Spain, France, Australia, South Africa and Canada. Fidget Feet are pleased to re-stage and extend the piece into a full length show and tour across Irish venues in 2017, funded by the Arts Council.

Choreographed and performed by : Chantal McCormick and Lee Clayden
Film projection and Music created and played live by: Jym Daly
Choreography adviser: Muire Bloomer (IRE) ( 2011), Lindsey Butcher (UK) (2017)
Aerial advicer: Sarah Poole (Montreal) (2010-12) and Aimee Handcock (2017)
Style: Contemporary and aerial circus

Hang on – Originally commissioned by Westmeath County Council, Backstage Theatre Longford and Longford Dance Festival support from Shawbrook, and Dance Ireland.

2017 tour of “Hang On” is made in association with Siamse Tíre, Backstage Theatre and Irish Aerial Creation Centre with funding from Arts Council’s Touring and Dissemination Award.

Part of the Irish Aerial Dance Fest

  • Category: Dance / Highlights
  • Date: Friday 2 June 2017
  • Time: 9pm
  • Tickets: €10/€5
  • Age recommendation: suitable ages 12+
  • Running time: 55 minutes

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