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Theatre & Dance
World Premiere

An immersive dance theatre show, at the brand new garden at Black Mountain Shared space.

Step into the newly planted interactive community garden at the Black Mountain Shared Space project and experience ROOTS, a unique performance that blends dance, poetry, storytelling, and active participation.

Guided by the captivating sound design you will watch, listen, move, touch, and connect in an engaging  journey through the Garden. Inspired by nature, community, and the future, ROOTS invites you to immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of growth and unity.

Created in collaboration with the Black Mountain community, this event aims to transform a shared but contested space at Belfast’s ‘million brick’ peace wall, that divides the Springmartin and Springfield communities. ROOTS sparks fresh conversations and dreams of our collective future.

Join us on the mountain, where art and nature intertwine to rewrite the narrative of Belfast’s public spaces, embracing inclusivity, collaboration, and the boundless potential of collective imagination.

Commissioned by Belfast 2024.

Creative partners include Black Mountain Shared Space Project and the surrounding communities, Sow Grateful Flower Farm, PLAYGROUND Productions, Queen’s University, Belfast and Eden Project, Cornwall.

Age recommendation: 11 yrs +


Audience Information

  • Immersive performance:  Each audience member will be provided with headphones to wear throughout the performance.
  • Outdoor Event: ROOTS takes place outside, please dress appropriately for the weather. Wear comfortable clothing and suitable footwear for walking on garden terrain.
  • Weather Considerations: The use of umbrellas is not permitted to ensure an unobstructed view for all. In case of rain, consider wearing waterproof clothing or bringing a hooded jacket.
  • The performance involves moving around the garden, so please be prepared for light walking and standing.

Accessibility: If you require any access adjustments or have questions about accessing this event please get in touch with Siobhán at siobhan@offtherailsdance.com, or contact our Box Office team at ticketing@visitbelfast.com, 028 9024 6609. A small amount of seating will be available, and disabled parking can be accessed at the lower car park via Springfield Heights


Team 

Lead Artist/Choreographer : Eileen McClory

Exec Producer: Hannah Mullan

Project Producer: Sandy Cuthbert

Operations: Siobhan Barbour

Garden Design: Andy McCormick/ Sow Grateful Flower Farm.

Dramaturgy: Hanna Slattne

Poet: Maria McManus

Sound Design: Issac Gibson

Costume Designer: Una Hickey

Stage Manager: Caomihe McGee

Glass Artist: Kerrie Hanna
PR: Antia Gibney/ AGPR

Performers: Sarah Flavelle, Clara Kerr, Ed Mitchell, Rosie Mullan and Harry Wilson.

Photo Credit Neil Hainsworth