up & over it:

the show 

Our ever-evolving sketch comedy, dance show is filled with our favourite Up & Over It dance routines, weirdest videos and most twisted cabaret acts of the past ten years. Jam-packed with electro-pop bangers, this conveyer belt of best bits takes a satirical look at our years spent in Riverdance, our 15 minutes of internet fame and our friendship of over 20 years. This is folk dance for the post-pop generation.

The show premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009 and has toured Europe in different guises, including a special St Patrick's Day performance at the 1300 seater Hackney Empire, London, with a full cast of friends and freaks. Fun and in-yer-face, this is the show we'll be performing when we're 90. 

 

For adults and young people aged 10+. Produced by Puck Productions.

Choreographed / performed by Suzanne Cleary & Peter Harding

Written by Peter Harding, Jonny Reed & Suzanne Cleary

Produced by Jonny Reed 

Video design by Jonny Reed 

Duration: 55 minutes

Who knew Irish step could

be so cool?

New York Times

  Virtuoso Irish dancing… a stylish

twist on traditional folk

The Independant

Cleary & Harding’s blend of video, dance

and humour has much to offer…Superb 

The Scotsman

1/1
reviews

"Contemporary dance, hand tap, engaging video art and an easy humor.

It doesn’t hurt that the three are all young, clever and attractive.

Who knew Irish step could be so cool?"

The New York Times

“The exhilaratingly original Up & Over It – two ex-River Dancers

liberate the dance form from the kitschness

of perms/Michael Flatley” 

The New Statesman

****

“A cheerful jumble of hand dancing, video sketches and some genuinely

virtuoso Irish dancing…A stylish twist on traditional folk” 

The Independent 

*****

“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

*****

“Very cleverly conceived, and executed… 

High energy and high entertainment value” 

Edinburgh Spotlight

****

“Irish dance finds a new direction…Cleary and Harding

are phenomenal dancers and masters of rhythm” 

The List

“Cleary and Harding’s blend of video, dance and

humour has much to offer…Superb” 

The Scotsman

“Relentlessly inventive, the show is an upbeat, dance-tastic hour of

delightful spectacle. Their energy is contagious” 

This Is Cabaret 

"A sledgehammer to Irish dancing stereotypes… rhythmic precision worthy of a

metronome coupled with superlative Irish dancing skills”

The Skinny

“A great success on every level” 

The Stage

PERFORMANCES
HACKNEY EMPIRE

LONDON

 

WONDERGROUND

SOUTHBANK LONDON

WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE

CARDIFF

 

RECKLINGHAUSEN FESTIVAL

GERMANY

ASSEMBLY GARDENS

EDINBRUGH

 

LE THEATRE JEAN VILAR

EYSINES FRANCE

CIVIC THEATRE TALLAGHT

DUBLIN

C VENUES

EDINBURGH