Schools new dance project

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A unique new performance piece by a cast aged from 9 to 92 will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I by exploring life in Northern Ireland and on the battlefields of Europe at 
that time.

The performance, Fallen, involves dance, poetry, movement, music, song and an exhibition all held in the atmospheric Titanic Drawing Offices from November 9-11.

DU Dance NI’s Alternative Energies Project aims to unite an inter-generational cross-community cast to remember the war. It involves school children, young adults and a large group of elders from both Belfast and Ballymoney.

The performance does not take a stance on the war – it is not political or historical; it doesn’t take a side. The thought behind it is to reflect the emotions at the time and explore the human story.

Fallen is part of a three year project for DuDance and it was the participants from previous years who suggested the idea of marking the 100th anniversary of the war. For the older performers, many of their fathers served in the war and were directly affected by it. While the youngest performers – at just nine years old - have no tangible concept of the war and what it meant to their families.

Fallen will be performed on November 9th through 11th from 7.30 to 8.30 pm. It’s free but tickets must be booked in advance from DU Dance on 028 9033 0956 or by emailing info@dudanceni.com. The performance is suited to aged five plus and DU Dance is encouraging families to bring the generations together to remember WWI.