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Second Hand Dance presents...

As part of bOing! 2024 International Family Festival!

Three dancers shimmy through the audience weaving a tapestry of sticky tape in this tactile dance performance for young children. They invite you to tape, stick and groove, to see and feel sound or to be still, watch and listen. Audiences are encouraged to explore freely, choosing how they engage, and turning the rules upside down.

The Sticky Dance is an interactive, engaging and colourful performance installation for children and their families.

The Sticky Dance is open for 2 hours for each performance. We recommend you spend approximately 45 minutes in the space, although you can choose to stay for longer or less and leave the space whenever you would like.

This event is for Neurodivergent audiences. It is a sensory adapted performance with a reduced capacity and softer lighting. The intervention from the dancers is also slightly modified in that it is gentler and the interactions are more subtle with a closer level of engagement between them and the children. There will also be a neurotypical session in the morning – please click here to book for neurotypical audiences.

Please note – shoes need to be removed for this performance.

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The Sticky Dance is co-created by Rosie Heafford & Takeshi Matsumoto, with designs by Alison Brown (Scottish Dance Theatre, Barrowland Ballet), and a soundscape by Dinah Mullen (Rachel Mars Forge, Kate Cross/Tim Bell Squirrel).

This event is part of

bOing! International Family Festival 2024

Sat 24 - Sun 25 August 2024
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bOing! 2024: The Sticky Dance (Neurodivergent Session)

Sat 24 - Sun 25 August


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