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Second Hand Dance We Touch, We Play, We Dance

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A baby sits on the floor, looking upwards at a man

Four dancers weave around the space, inviting babies, children and their grown-ups to join them in a warm-hearted and playful performance.

We Touch, We Play, We Dance is a mesmerising, engaging, and fun performance for children under 3 years of age. It is a show filled with surprises and joy, where you and your children can listen and watch or let loose and join in, either way, you’ll have a wonderful time.

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.

The 10.30am performances are for babies aged 0-18 months or for children who might prefer a gentler experience.

The 2.00pm performances are more suitable for 12 months to 3 years, and for those who might want to join in more energetically.

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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.
Research and development 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.
Thanks to Takeshi Matsumoto and Michael Sherin who devised and performed the show in 2019, and to Helena Webb who was part of the Research & Development.

[Image description] A baby sits on the floor, looking upwards at a man who is kneeling with both arms reaching up to the sky. He wears grey chinos and a baggy t-shirt and his feet are bare. In the background, more young children and their parents watch the scene.

Header image © Zoe Manders

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