Travel into a digital world of swirling skirts, sashaying socks, glitter ball jackets and tumbling t-shirts. This series of 5 short dazzling dance films, transforms our everyday clothes into celebrations of our individuality. Set to an 80’s inspired soundtrack, with a dancing background and animations that move along to the music, the Getting Dressed films are created for audiences 2 to 102.
Join in with the pre-recorded workshop and groove, jump and swirl with your own clothes or use the activity pack to make your own dance. You could get your family, teachers and friends involved too! How many ways can you wear a pair of socks? How many t-shirts can you put on? What’s the bounciest, swirliest outfit you can wear?
The Getting Dressed films have inclusivity and access at their heart; the animated background visually represents the music and they can be watched in different formats:
“It is silly and playful, zany and colourful – a more progressive, subversive take on clothes than you might expect” Children Theatre Reviews on Getting Dressed (the show)
Lead image by Delphine Jones. Photo by Lauryn Pinard
Ellen Yilma (socks)
Phil Hulford & Thor Hulford, (t-shirts)
Folu Odimayo (skirts)
Maiya Leeke (jackets)
Families & Children:
Ottilie Austin, Quinn Dowling, Zion Hulford, Taiki and Sachi Kimura-Lawson, Christina May and Maya Pattullo, Nell and Marc Stevenson, Juno and Laura Whittington
From Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children:
Khalid Abdi, Dolu Hassan Halil Azevedo, Matteo Costi, Helen Doran, Lily Galluzzo, Kallesta Orr, Xanti Serra-Ward, Alexia Valivacheva
Special thanks to Olive Kane, Keir Patrick, Louise Wilks, Jo Ross and all the staff at Frank Barnes School.
Directed & Edited by: Rosie Heafford
Filmed & Editing Support by: Kate Flurrie
Deputy Director: Keir Patrick
Animations: Johnny Luu
Music: James Marples & Amir Shoenfeld
Costume: Cristiano Casimiro
Dramaturg: Lou Cope
Green Screen technician: Will Monks
Deaf Access Consultant: Deepa Shastri
Deaf Music Access Consultant: Ruth Montgomery
Audio Description: Jenny Stewart-Cosgrove in collaboration with Darragh Cassidy, Katie Forshaw, Lottie Kingham, James Marsden, Sam Martin, Amelia Vernicos, Eliza Webster
Executive Producer: Claire Summerfield at Tandem Works
Assistant Producer: Olive Kane, Sophie Hack & Heather Ralph
Access Support for Rosie Heafford: Lauryn Pinard
Access Support for Maiya Leeke on location: Jack Parry
With thanks to Frank Barnes School, Kreative Culture Klub and the Join Our Journey Expert Panel for their feedback along the way.