We Touch, We Play, We Dance

11am & 2pm, Saturday 13 May, 2023
The Jamie Watton Creation Space, The Dance Space

About We Touch, We Play, We Dance

The four dancers in We Touch, We Play, We Dance weave around the space, inviting babies and 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 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. 

Age recommendation: 11am performance: 0-18 months. 2pm performance: 12 months-3 years.

Trigger warnings: none

Duration: 45 minutes no interval

Creative team

Rosie Heafford - Concept & Artistic Direction
Keir Patrick - Deputy Director
Imogen Alvares - Dancer
Mariana Camiloti - Dancer
Lesley Howard - Dancer
Paolo Pisarra - Dancer
Froud - Sound Designer and Production Manager
Ben Pacey - Costume, Set & Lighting Designer
Katherine Morley - Dramaturg
Claire Summerfield - Executive Producer
Hazel Singleton - Company & Projects 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.

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

About Second Hand Dance

Second Hand Dance produce joyful, inspirational performances and digital dance films for children and adults. They collaborate with dancers, film makers, animators, musicians and audiences in a co-creation process that places the audience experience at its centre. Established in 2013, they are a disabled-led dance company driven with care by Artistic Director Rosie Heafford and Executive Producer Claire Summerfield. Second Hand Dance are South East Dance’s first ever Resident Company. 



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