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 BBC on The Space channel funded by the Arts Council of England.

Watch one of the episodes – Frienemy:


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