They twist and turn, they play and fight, they drum and dance for sheer delight. The storm has passed, they’re on their own, what happens next is still unknown.
Join us on a journey of made-up games and folk-filled fun, where we make the rules and anything is possible. This foot-stomping, hand-tapping show is an action-packed treat for the whole family from internationally renowned dance duo, Up & Over It.
Up & Over It is a collaboration between Riverdance alumni Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding and video artist Jonny Reed. Stretching the concept of Irish dance to its limits, they mix it up with electro-pop, nouveau folk, alternative percussion, experimental video, contemporary dance and cabaret. Fun and in-your-face… this is Irish dance for the post-pop generation.
"Get ready for another Irish dance takeover of the world" Washington Post
“Incredibly addictive” Time Magazine
“Up & Over It duo take Irish dance to a new level” Wall Street Journal
“Fun, funky, irreverent, inventive… and an in-your-face attitude that maybe Ireland could use right now” Huffington Post
“L’enfant terrible of Irish dancing” BraveNewHollywood.com
“Sooooooo good” The Ting Tings
“Who knew Irish step could be so cool?” New York Times
“a cheerful jumble of hand dancing, video sketches and some genuinely virtuoso Irish dancing… a stylish twist on traditional folk” The Independent
“exhilaratingly original” The New Statesman
“A great success on every level” The Stage
“Irish dance finds a new direction…Cleary and Harding are phenomenal dancers and masters of rhythm” The List
““a sledgehammer to Irish dancing stereotypes… rhythmic precision worthy of a metronome coupled with superlative Irish dancing skills” The Skinny
“Original, witty and extremely clever- a must see this season!… Dynamic duo Suzanne Cleary and Peter Harding dazzle in this spellbinding performance of virtuosic technique, athletic stamina and strong characterisation.” Three Weeks
“a fantastic subversive reinvention of Irish step dancing… They tumble, they leap, they high kick just inches from your face, their feet and hands move faster than your eyes can follow… absolutely sensational” Broadway Baby
“Relentlessly inventive, the show is an upbeat, dance-tastic hour of delightful spectacle. Their energy is contagious” This Is Cabaret
“Very cleverly conceived, and executed… high energy and high entertainment value” Edinburgh Spotlight
“Cleary and Harding’s blend of video, dance and humour has much to offer…Superb” The Scotsman