GETTING DRESSED by Second Hand Dance
A new dance show for 4 – 7 year olds
4.45pm Wednesday July 6th
ACE Dance Studio, Birmingham
In July some of the world’s leading theatre and dance companies making work for children and young people will be performing in Birmingham, as part of On The Edge – an international 10 day festival happening across the city.
Some of this work is still in the process of being made - it won’t be presented to the public, only to an invited audience.
Second Hand Dance is making a new show, all about getting dressed, for children aged 4 – 7 years and their families. We’ve made about 20 minutes of material and would love to see what you think.
Getting Dressed delves into the movement and humour of clothes; how you put them on, take them off, share them and express yourself, your identity and your gender….And, get stuck in them
We hope to encourage young children to experiment with what they like to wear, subtly challenging some of the conventions, peer pressures and popular culture influences they encounter as they venture into the wider world.
The performance is free. We’re looking for about 10 children and carers to help us test what we’ve been making. This promises to be a fun chance to see a new piece of work by one of the UK’s leading dance companies making work for younger audiences. If you’d like a taste of what you might see there’s some footage form rehearsals here: https://vimeo.com/137873753
Second Hand Dance makes highly visual dance performances, collaborating with dancers, visual artists and the public to produce joyful, inspirational shows for children and adults. We present our work in theatres, galleries, libraries and outdoor spaces creating unique experiences for audiences. In 2016 Choreographer Rosie Heafford received one of two shortlist awards at the Arts Foundation Children’s Theatre Awards.
If you’d like to come please RSVP to Pippa Frith on firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact number
NO LATER THAN 29 JUNE. Pippa will confirm your booking and let you know where to come and who will meet you. Please arrive at 4.30pm.
Light refreshments will be available (a soft drink and snack) and the performance will last about 20 minutes.
We look forward to meeting you there!