Children's theatre

Club Origami (0-5yrs)

Company: Presented by Little Big Dance with artist Takeshi Matsumoto and Co-commissioned by Dance Umbrella
Running Time: Sun 17 October, 11am, 1pm & 3pm; 40 mins (+ 10mins stay & play)

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About this event

Rip, fold and scrumple!

Shall we see what we can make with a single square of paper?

As you scrunch the paper, see how your imagination begins to dance…

Dive into the magical world of Club Origami, an immersive and interactive dance show inviting family audiences to create, imagine and explore whole new ways of thinking, playing and moving. Dance, fashion and live music meet the magic of origami to sweep us up on a spirited and inspiring adventure in a land made purely of paper and play.

This show will include a 10 minutes 'stay and play' after the show

Club Origami is presented by Little Big Dance – a pioneering national initiative creating new dance work for under fives and their families, led by South East Dance in partnership with DanceEast, Take Art and Yorkshire Dance.

Image credit - Photographer Summer Dean

Find out more about Dance Umbrella - London's International Dance Festival 

Takeshi Matsumoto – Little Big Dance Touring Artist

Takeshi Matsumoto is a Japanese inclusive dance artist, performer and choreographer. He is also a qualified dance movement psychotherapist, having experience in working with children with autism and learning disabilities both in the UK and Japan. Growing up in Japan, his practice both in life and performing art is influenced by 和-Wa, harmony, peacefulness, quiet and contentment ways of living and balancing with others and environment.

As a dance performer Takeshi has worked with Christian Duarte, Henry Oguike, Darren Johnston, Beatrice Allegranti, Paul-Andre Fortier, 2nd Hand Dance and is a long term collaborator with Hagit Yakira.

Takeshi has also been engaged with dance projects for and with children and adults with learning disabilities (SLiDE, Icandance, RADiate) and people living with dementia (Beatrice Allegranti) in the UK. On a global level, he has led dance projects for families who survived nuclear disaster in northern Japan and stateless refugee children in Thailand collaborating with other artists.

He continues to explore possibilities of dance and performance as a way of acknowledging differences and creating mutual understanding with particular emphasis on empathy, communication, empowerment and body mind integration.

Social Distancing Notice

Currently we are maintaining social distancing in our cinema, theatre and studios. We are reviewing this weekly in line with our risk assessment and government guidance. As a result, please be aware that we may release additional seats to this show nearer the time and that it may not be socially distanced. We will inform bookers of any change, and it is your right to return your tickets and request a refund at this time. We will continue to request our customers to wear masks.

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