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Press Release: Questions and Dancers - Winners of the Choreogrpahy for Children Award in double bill


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Questions and Dancers

Sadler's Wells, Lilian Baylis Studio, EC1R

Saturday 9 February 2012

 

Performances at 2.30pm & 7pm

Tickets: £6

Age Guidance 8+

Ticket Office: 0844 412 4300 www.sadlerswells.com

 

This February half term, young audiences and their families can enjoy two new premieres created especially for them as the winners of the Choreography for Children Award (CfC) are presented in a unique double bill.

 

Levantes Dance Theatre’s Duck Man tells the tale of a boy with a surprising family history. The audience are invited on a journey to the bed of the ocean in a deep filled bubble bath. Once there, dance, music, animation and a pinch of imagination will help them to travel back to dry land. Levantes Dance Theatre is an award winning dance theatre company based in London. Duck Man takes inspiration from tales of magical lands, and includes animations from children’s drawings. A work that is colourful, humorous, unexpected and inspiring with a twist in the tale at the end that the audience decides.

 

OMG! by Imogen Knight is an energetic, funny tale of losing your voice and the hunt to find it again. Inspired by stories of a boy whose amazing scribbles transform a neighbourhood, OMG! explores how in overcoming obstacles, freedom can be found. Imogen Knight is an Associate Artist of acclaimed theatre company Frantic Assembly and has worked extensively as a movement director in theatre, as well as choreography for film, TV and music videos.

Following each short performance, young people in the audience will be invited to share their feedback and ask the choreographer and dancers questions about the works.

 

The Choreography for Children Award was set up in 2010 by Sadler’s Wells, Company of Angels and The Place to support new dance and movement-led work made especially for young audiences. The award provides experienced, professional choreographers with the chance to work alongside a dramaturg, designer, lighting designer and composer to create a high quality work for young audiences performed by graduating students of London Contemporary Dance School.

 

Before the 2.30pm show, Shuffle, the junior youth dance company from The Place for 9-14 year olds, will perform a curtain raiser based on a poem by Shel Silverstein.

 

An additional schools performance will take place with production partner The Place at the Robin Howard Dance Theatre on Wednesday 6 February at 1pm. For more information visit www.theplace.org.uk.

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