We Touch, We Play, We Dance (Adapted) For Ages: 4-11

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  • Adapted in October 2022 - currently touring
  • Running Time: 45 mins

The four dancers in We Touch, We Play, We Dance weave around the space, inviting children to join them in a warm hearted and playful performance.  

With music mixed live by a DJ, the dancers respond to the children, guiding them through a series of exchanges and encounters, with high fives, hugs  and dancing.   

Created by Second Hand Dance,  We Touch, We Play, We Dance is a mesmerising, engaging and fun performance for neurodivergent children. It’s a show filled with surprises and joys where you and your child can listen and watch or let loose and join in, either way,  you'll have a wonderful time. 


“Watching other bodies move makes something move inside you” Exeunt Magazine 


Please contact emily@secondhanddance.co.uk for bookings and information

Photos: Zoe Manders

Creative Team
Rosie Heafford - Concept & Artistic Direction
Keir Patrick - Deputy Director/
Amarnah Amulundun - Dancer & Rehearsal Director (Krokus/Barcelona)
Mariana Camilotti - Dancer
Marc Stevenson - Dancer
Miles  Kearley - Dancer
Paolo Pisarra - Dancer
Takeshi Matsumoto - Dancer
Alice Shepperson - Dancer 
Lesley Howard - Dancer (Sadler's Wells/Brighton Festival/Belfast) & Facilitator (adapted version)
Froud - Sound Designer and Production Manager
Mat Larimer - Technical Manager & DJ
PJ Davy - Touring Production Manager & DJ
Ben Pacey - Costume, Set & Lighting Designer
Katherine Morley - Dramaturg

Claire Summerfield - Executive Producer
Emily Jameson - Participation & Engagement Producer
Thanks to Takeshi Matsumoto & Michael Sherin who devised and performed the show in 2019, and to Helena Webb who was part of the Research & Development.
Previous Performances


  • Watermans Theatre
  • Midlands Arts Centre

Commissioned by The Place, Pavilion Dance South West and supported by The Egg, Gulbenkian, Bath Spa University andusing public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. 

Research and development of Touch was supported by Polka Theatre, developed through the Hopper Early Years scheme with the support of Take Art, Surrey Arts, China Plate, Arts Partnership Surrey, and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.