Highly playful and physical, and at times teasingly comical – this is a cheeky dance celebration of the child within.
Combining quirky, dynamic dance with high energy street gymnastics, the dancers in this performance blaze a colourful trail across the structures and landscapes of the playground. Each performance will be unique, as the show scrambles around, over, under and through swings, slides and roundabouts. Kids will love it, grown-ups will love it too!
Spill is an outdoor production choreographed by celebrated Australian Artist Shaun Parker, of Shaun Parker & Company. Using the existing children’s playground equipment as the set, Spill was created specifically for parks, aiming to take dance to the heart of communities.
Spill was filmed, and broadcast on The Space in 2012. Watch one of the episodes - Frienemy:
Directed by Australian Choreographer Shaun Parker
Original music score composed by Nick Wales
Assistant Choreographer and Rehearsal Director // Corey Baker
Dancers // Wren Ball, Nathan Johnstone, Kynam Moore, Sabrina Ribes-Bonet
The performance toured to over 30 parks in 6 sub-regions of the West Midlands and Yorkshire in 2012, and is now heading out on tour again, visiting Dublin, Nottingham and London in May/June 2013!
2013 Tour Dates
Dublin Dance Festival
Friday 17 May 2013 // 1.30pm & 3.30pm // Coultry Playground
Coultry Drive, Ballymun, Dublin 9 (ask at axis: Ballymun for directions from the arts centre)
Saturday 18 May 2013 // 1.30pm & 3.30pm // Ringsend Park Playground
Entrance off Bridge Street, Ringsend, Dublin 4
Sunday 19 May 2013 // 1.30pm & 3.30pm // Fairview Park Playground
Opp. Marino College, Clontarf Road, Fairview, Dublin 3
Friday 24 & Saturday 25 May 2013 // 1.00pm & 3.30pm // Highbury Fields, Highbury Place, Highbury, London, N5 1QP
PLUS: 2.45pm // Electro pop workshop in the playground prior to the 3.30pm performances
Wheee! Festival, Nottingham
Friday 31 May 2013 // 12pm and 3pm // Windmill Lane, Sneinton, Nottingham, NG2 4QB
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 June 2013 // 1.00pm and 3.30pm // Highfields Park Play Area, NG9 2GJ
PLUS: 2.30pm // Electro-pop workshop, Highfields Park Play Area
Shaun Parker & Company is supported by:
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