Sadler’s Wells will premiere two new dance pieces created especially for children by the winners of the Choreography for Children Award.
On 9 February, young dance fans and their families can enjoy Levantes Dance Theatre’s Duck Man and Imogen Knight’s OMG! in a double bill entitled Questions And Dancers.
The colourful and humorous Duck Man takes inspiration from tales of magical lands to tell the story of a boy with a surprising family history. The audience will join him on a journey to the bed of the ocean in a deep filled bubble bath. Once there, dance, music, animation and a pinch of imagination will help them to travel back to dry land.
Frantic Assembly’s Associate Artist Knight will then takes audiences on an energetic and funny adventure in OMG!, a piece exploring how freedom can be found when you overcome obstacles.
After both the matinee and evening performance, young audience members will be invited to share their opinions on the work and put their questions to the choreographer and dancers.
Suitable for children aged 8 and older, this unique production comes as a result of the Choreography for Children Award, which was set up in 2010 by Sadler’s Wells, Company of Angels and The Place to support new dance and movement-led work made especially for young audiences. The two winners have been given the chance to work alongside a dramaturg, designer, lighting designer and composer to create the work.
As an added bonus, audiences at the matinee performance will have the chance to watch The Place’s junior youth company, Shuffle, perform a curtain raiser based on a poem by Shel Silverstein.