MOKO MIX - MOKO Dance
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MOKO Dance the national dance partnership for young people and their families present their first touring production, MOKO MIX - an exciting new double bill.
THE SUITCASE STORY
A poignant and uplifting dance show about a little girl and her magical, travelling suitcase. Lonely, and finding herself caught in the middle of her parents’ divorce, a little girl seeks comfort in a dream world she conjures from inside her mysterious suitcase and an imaginary friend.
Devised and choreographed by Christopher Marney, The Suitcase Story is a sensitive and heart-warming tale for young audiences aged 7+ and their families.
Christopher Marney has choreographed and performed in an exceptional range of critically acclaimed productions from Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures (Swan Lake) to the creation of work for London's West End.
A group of children from a sleepy remote town meet up regularly to share confidences and the stories of their lives at a mysterious place called The Rock. Set in a dark, eerie clearing, The Rock is a place where strange events unfold and these life-long friends discover what happens when their secrets spring to life.
The Rock is an uplifting tale full of adventure, magic and thrilling escapades for children aged 7+ and their families.
Tamsin Fitzgerald is the founder of the all male 2Faced Dance Company. Tamsin’s critically acclaimed work for 2Faced has included 7.0, Still Breathing and State of Matter. She was awarded a prestigious Rayne Fellowship for her choreography, which has led her to work alongside Australian Dance Theatre, Ballet Boyz, and the Birmingham Rep. Tamsin is a DanceXchange Associate Artist.
MOKO Dance is a national dance partnership dedicated to opening the eyes of young people and their families to the power of dance.
At each MOKO performance there will be exciting activities happening in Dance City's foyer before and after the performance. The activities will be:
- MOKO Make and Do: bring our giant suitcase to life with this interactive art session.
- MOKO Moves: have your photo taken with our giant MOKO letters. The best images will appear on the Dance City and MOKO websites.
- MOKO Board: let us know what you thought of the performance by posting your comments on the MOKO Board.
MOKO Dance are offering one hour workshops for children aged 7-12 years at 3.15pm on the day of the performance. These workshops are £1 when a ticket is purchased for MOKO Mix. Find out more here.
Led by DanceEast, MOKO Dance unites Dance City (Newcastle), Lakeside Arts Centre (Nottingham), Pavilion Dance South West (Bournemouth), Sadler’s Wells (London), South East Dance (Brighton and Kent) and Theatre Bristol (Bristol) in their shared vision of bringing bold and innovative work to young audiences across the UK.
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