Sat 16 Jul
£8 (£28 for a group of four)
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A classic Indian tale retold through dance, storytelling and konnakol for young thinking minds.
Vishnu, one of India’s shape-shifting Supergods, wakes up after sleeping for thousands of years to find a greedy demon called No-Knowledge has taken earth’s most precious treasures for himself. Enlisting the help of King Manu to save the essentials for life, Vishnu changes his form into something quite unexpected! In this interactive performance, boys and girls are invited to join King Manu’s adventure in a new production to enchant all children aged 5+.
Suitable for 5 +
Duration: 40 minutes + play time
Directed by Mayuri Boonham, ATMA Dance is a London-based dance company that creates inspirational contemporary work using classical Bharatanatyam to create an unpredictable dance aesthetic. ATMA Dance has been producing high quality dance for a range of settings and venues including outdoor festivals, art galleries, The Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House and the Great Court at The British Museum. The company devises cross-disciplinary work in collaboration with some of the best British and international artists. Mayuri was joint Choreographer-in-Residence at The Place (2004-2006) and a Royal Ballet Choreographic Affiliate (2012-2014).
Choreography, Direction and Performance: Mayuri Boonham
Composer: Jason Singh
Costume and Set Design: Ana Ines Jabares-Pita
Lighting Design: Guy Hoare
Performers: Pauline Reibell and Pirashanna Thevarajah
A whole day of dance fun, performances, workshops,activities and surprises; you'd better be free on Saturday 16 July 2016 because Something Happening for Kids Festival is back for one day and one day only. For this annual event, The Place building is completely taken over by an explosion of colours and dance in all its forms. Every year brings a completely new programme so there's always more adventures to be had and new memories to be made. Writing robots, interactive installations, underground quests, live music, yo-yo masters are but a few surprises from the past few years. What will 2016 have in store for you?
Co-commissioned by The Place; GemArts; Pavilion Dance South West and supported by The Unicorn Theatre.
Times: 12noon & 2pm
Venue: at The Place