Underwater (0-2yrs) - Xenia Aidonopoulou & Georgia Tegou - Dance City

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Underwater (0-2yrs) - Xenia Aidonopoulou & Georgia Tegou

A gentle, multi-sensory piece
Thu 27 Oct 2022 2:00pm
Running time: 30mins
Age: 0-2 years (+ family)
Tickets: £10.50
Concessions: £9.00
Underwater is a new devised piece of Dance Theatre for babies and toddlers aged 0-24 months. Its action is placed…underwater, in a multi-sensory, poetic landscape to an original music score
reminiscent of a womblike deep, bubbly, magical ocean. An unexpected encounter between a dream-dancing Ballerina and an Octopus submerges us into the depths of their heart-warming journey towards friendship and companionship. The characters meet, shy and cautious, they dance, they flow and swim, testing the water.

The development of the dreamlike narrative allows the families to be submerging into a world full of gentle visual and multi sensory stimulation that is based on two fundamental elements: contradiction and surprise. As the story unfolds, we follow the characters’ journey in between competing forces: hiding and revealing, light and darkness, quick and slow, sound and silence.
Dance, music, puppet manipulation and the imaginative use of light are the main components of Underwater, aiming to an experience full of sounds and sensations. Staged in a setting that
allows for enough social distance between families, Underwater intends to be a piece of live theatre, for studio or theatre spaces.

This is a new collaboration between two established artists in their own right. Dance dramaturg and director Xenia Aidonopoulou and choreographer Georgia Tegou join forces to create a new piece for the youngest audiences out there.

To help manage capacity, please remember to book a free 'Under 2s' ticket for each baby attending with a grown up.
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