Spill - a playground of dance

A cheeky dance celebration of the child within.

Spill is an outdoor production by DanceXchange, choreographed by Shaun Parker and created specifically for playgrounds, aiming to take dance to the heart of our local communities.  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 is 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 premiered at International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012, and was performed at  32 locations across neighbourhoods in the West Midlands.

Touring from 2012-2014, Spill has been presented 131 times, in 51 parks, over 3 countries, performing to 28,568 audience members.

Highlights include: New York City for City Parks Foundation and their SummerStage Festival and Central Park Conservancy's Sandbox Program in July 2014

Spill was originally created as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and London Festival 2012, an Inspire Mark Project led by DanceXchange in partnership with West Midlands Dance Agencies DanceFest, Dancescape and Dudley Performing Arts.

Spill created a ten part series for was BBC on The Space channel funded by the Arts Council of England.  Watch one of the episodes - Frienemy:

Spill toured to Dublin Dance Festival in 2013:

Spill Trailer:

Director // Shaun Parker (Australia)
Original Score // Nick Wales
Assistant Choreographer // Corey Baker
Producer // Hannah Sharpe
Original Cast // Wren Ball, Lewis Major, Kynam Moore, Sabrina Ribes Bonnet
New Cast // Yaa Appiah-Badu, Wren Ball, Daniel Didge Ovel & Nathan Johnston
Australian Cast // Antek Marciniec, Eden Petrovski, Lewis Rankin, Josh Thomson, Sean Marcs

Funding has been received from Arts Council England, Australia Council, Trade and Investment Arts NSW an British Council

Shaun Parker & Company is supported by:

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At DanceXchange our aim is to bring dance to more people in Birmingham and the West Midlands region, through performances, productions, classes and community outreach.

As we look to our long term future, we want to continue this work and we want to keep dance alive in the region. As a registered charity, we receive core funding from Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council, along with a range of trusts and foundations.

But we also need support from individuals and businesses to make this happen. 

By supporting DanceXchange, you will help us fulfil our core objectives: to produce exceptional work; to bring outstanding performances to Birmingham; and to enable people of all walks of life to engage in dance either as a participant, performer or audience member. It’s easy to show us your support!

Click here to Make a Donation. Every pound will help us transform lives through dance. Thanks to an Arts Council England Catalyst award, donations from individuals are matched automatically. This means that, combined with Gift Aid, a £10 donation can be worth £22.50 to us. However, the scheme is for a limited period only – all the more reason to support dx today!

For more information, please contact Husne Begum, Development Manager on 0121 689 1082.