Reference Code: IE 2135 N32

Title: The Maiden Voyage Dance Company Papers

Dates of Creation: 2002-2010

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium: 15 items (10 files)



Name of Creator(s): Maiden Voyage Dance Company.

Administrative History: Maiden Voyage Dance Company was established in 2001 by dancer Nicola Curry (now the company’s Artistic Director) to bring the best of contemporary dance performance to audiences across Northern Ireland and beyond.  In addition to producing touring commissions, the company offers a range of tailor-made education and outreach opportunities in the form of masterclasses, residencies, workshops, and lectures, including the Leap Forward initiative to promote positive mental health.  The company is also dedicated to developing dance skills through various mentoring initiatives and professional development courses.  Maiden Voyage remains Belfast’s only professional contemporary dance company.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Maiden Voyage Dance Company to the National Dance Archive of Ireland on 17 October 2011.




Scope and Content: Posters, flyers, and a recording relating to the activities of Maiden Voyage Dance Company.

Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are possible.

System of Arrangement: Documents have been arranged into three series according to the activity to which they relate.




Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Standard copyright regulations apply to all items.  For photocopying or reproducing material, please consult with the staff.

Language/ Scripts of Material: English.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: Paper documents and recordings in good condition.  N32/2/1 requires a DVD player.

Finding Aids: A hard copy of the descriptive catalogue is available at the Special Collections and Archives Department, Glucksman Library, University of Limerick.




Archivist’s Note: Papers arranged and described by Anna-Maria Hajba.

Rules or Conventions: This description follows guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000, Irish Guidelines for Archival Description, 2009, National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997, and EAP Guidance on Data Protection for Archive Services, 2018.

Date of Description: December 2011.  Revised July 2020.


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