BCF '21 x QFT Player: Turnabout

BBFC RatingBCF '21 x QFT Player: Turnabout

CertificateNot Rated
Running Time0HR 17MINS
Extra InfoRecommended Age: 5 - 11 Years
SeasonBelfast Childrens Festival 2021
Audio AccessibleThis film is available with audio description.

Turnabout is a new Maiden Voyage dance and music performance commissioned from choreographer Jennifer Rooney and composer Elaine Agnew.

Available to watch for free on QFT Player as part of the Belfast Children's Festival 2021.

Turnabout is an expression of all aspects of hope: holding on to hope, losing hope, shared hope, keeping hopeful hearts and all our stories being stories of hope.

Text in the sound score is based on a piece compiled by poet Olive Broderick, drawn from stories of hope created by St Joseph's PS P7, St Kieran's PS P6 and Rathcoole PS P6 and P7 during workshops facilitated in late 2020. The text has been brought to life in Elaine Agnew’s score which is performed by pianist Gail Evans and is sung by 80+ young voices from the Belfast Philharmonic Youth and Chamber Choirs directed by Lynsey Callaghan. Turnabout has been a socially distanced creation, so the performers stay 2 metres apart throughout.

Maiden Voyage Dance are also offering free family workshops inspired by this piece as part of BCF '21: Movement and Writing.

Filmed for Belfast Children’s Festival 2021 at the Ulster Museum. This film is also available with Audio Description for those with sight loss.

Watch Turnabout here. Watch the Audio Described* version here.

*Please note: the Audio Description is presented separately at the start, before the film itself.

The Belfast Children's Festival is an annual international festival for children aged 0-17 and their accompanying grown ups. This year's festival takes place online between 5-14 March, and features a packed programme of theatre, visual art, music, dance, literature, comedy and talks, guaranteed to inspire joy, creativity and curiosity. www.youngatart.co.uk/festival