25 Jan 2022

Take to the skies with Fidget Feet’s new show

This Friday audiences at Backstage will be taking to the skies with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Company and their stunning show Hang on and Catch Me.

This Friday audiences at Backstage will be taking to the skies with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Company and their stunning show Hang on and Catch Me.

Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre is Ireland’s foremost Aerial Dance Theatre Company and has set up residency at Backstage this year, perfecting this spectacular piece. Just back from performing in Spain and about to depart for South Africa at the end of the month, Fidget Feet has gained Internationally acclaim by creating spectacular contemporary circus and specialising in aerial dance and touring nationally and internationally.

A new aerial dance duet with video footage; a meeting of strangers lost in the deep and the dark, needing the truth to emerge from a forest of ropes that bind them, someone is lying and somebody is pretending. Exploring the darker origins of fairy tales as moral lessons, Catch Me discovers how some fairytales would work with a modern twist!

Hang on is contemporary circus at its finest, mixing live action dance with a low slung double dance trapeze and an interactive musician on stage.

Bringing the suited denizens of the business world into a sumo wrestlers circle of combat, what will win out? The desire to win over others? The need to pull together so both can win? Is there a stronger sex? Will anything be found? Will everything be lost? Is there room for love in an overcrowded market place of perpetual achievement?

Fidget Feet is Ireland’s foremost Aerial Dance Theatre Company. The company creates spectacular contemporary circus work and their outdoor work involves people and props being suspended from cranes, trees, buildings and boats! Fidget Feet also specialise in aerial dance making site-specific work for theatres and festivals.

Aerial dance is a new art form in Ireland and fidget feet are committed to work with International circus practitioners to work with Fidget Feet and other Irish artists.

Premièred at Longford Dance Festival April and performed as part of Dublin Fringe Festival in September 2010, Hang on was commissioned by Backstage Theatre and Longford Dance Fest and Westmeath County Council. Fidget Feet are also funded by Arts Council.

Hang on and Catch Me comes to Backstage this Friday 27th at 8:30pm. Tickets €15/€12 are available on 043 33 47888, from Farrell & Coy in Longford town and online on

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