Choreographer Erik Kaiel’s work is unorthodox, acrobatic and perfect for children (and grown-ups) who can’t sit still.
Inspired by playground games and the casual way that kids fling themselves about, his dancers tumble and contort, exploring the limits of their bodies. It’s awesome.
Dance Umbrella is touring three programmes throughout the festival: Tetris, based on the eponymous computer game, in which four dancers work as a faultless unit, uniquely dependent on one another. O Snap focuses on the stumbling blocks of our teenage years where emotions and friends rule. And finally the popular duet No Man is an Island enjoyed across four continents to date.
Recommended ages;O Snap 10+ No Man is an Island 6+ Tetris 6+
"Moments of impressive physicality, choreographic consideration and theatrical performance combine to create a work that analyses one of the most emotionally turbulent periods of our lives, and the friendships that help us through it." A Younger Theatre - read the full review for O Snap here.
"A perfect example of how dance can be used to engage and entertain younger audiences – and their parents – without being patronising or over-simplistic." A Younger Theatre - read the full review for Tetris here.
"The cast would have earned a standing ovation if toddlers were into that kind of thing. It was a mightily impressive performance." West End Wilma - read the full review for Tetris & No Man is an Island here.
"The fascinated stares and open mouths in the audience said it all." The Scotsman
Stratford Circus Arts CentreTo book access tickets or for further information please contact Stratford Circus directly. You can do this by phoning the Stratford Circus Box office on 0844 357 2625 or in person. They have a limited number of wheelchair spaces available for each performance, if you require a wheelchair space please book through the Stratford Circus Box Office.
Further access information can be found on their website here.
artsdepotTo book access tickets or for further information please contact artsdepot on 020 8369 5454. artsdepot is completely accessible to wheelchair users with step free access throughout. The Box Office, Café, and Bar all have lowered counter-top sections for wheelchair users to place their orders. Induction loop infrared systems, for those who are hard of hearing, are available at the Box Office and Café.
Full access information can be found on artsdepot website here.
WatermansTo book access tickets or for further information please contact Watermans on 020 8232 1019.
Watermans has parking for disabled visitors and the venue can be accessed directly from the car park. There is a lift for access to all levels. There is a portable loop system in the studio for use by deaf and hard of hearing customers. If you have any special needs please contact Watermans before you arrive.
Full access information for Watermans can be found on their website here.
The AlbanyTo book access tickets or for further information please contact The Albany Box Office on 020 8692 4446. Full access information can be found on The Albany website here.
The Albany can accommodate a limited number of wheelchairs in all of their performance spaces. Please inform The Albany Box Office when you book so they can make provision for this and reserve your space. Box Office, theatre, studios and café are all on the ground floor. They also have fully accessible toilets on the ground floor and lift access to the first floor meeting rooms, offices and bar.
The Broadway TheatreBookings for disabled patrons of the Broadway Theatre are handled by the Box Office. Please contact The Broadway Theatre on 0208 690 0002 or email email@example.com.
Full access information for The Broadway Theatre can be found on their website here.
Unicorn TheatreAssistance dogs are welcome, there is wheelchair access throughout the building and infa-red Sennheiser hearing loops are available.
If you have any queries about full access information at the Unicorn Theatre, please call the Box Office on 020 7645 0560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday 22 October - Free post-show talk will be British Sign Language interpreted.
Choreography Erik Kaiel Lighting Design Maarten Otten Costume Design Miriam Hartwig Music Composition Wessel Schrik Dramaturgy Moos van den Broek
O Snap Performers: Ryan Djojokarso, Heleen van Gigch, Kim-Jomi Fischer
Tetris Performers: Kim Jomi Fischer, Ryan Djojokarso, Paulien Truijen,Mayke van Kruchten
No Man is an Island Performers: Erik Kaiel and Jasper Dzuki Jelen
A Dance Umbrella Orbital London Tour in partnership with the Albany, artsdepot, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Watermans, with The Broadway and the Unicorn Theatre
Supported by The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
O Snap is a co-production of Het Lab Utrecht, tanzhaus NRW and supported by Take-off: Junger Tanz Dusseldorf and Grand Theatre/Jonge Harten Theaterfestival Groningen
Tetris was originally made in collaboration with ‘De Dansers’ in Utrecht. It has also been reset on Dansstationen in Malmo, who tour it in Scandinavia.
SAT 22 OCTOBERWORKSHOP FOR 6-8 YEARS11.45-12.45AMFOYLE STUDIO, THE UNICORNSOLD OUTSAT 22 OCTOBER (both shows)
PRE-SHOW TALKS: TETRIS
Arch 8 Dancers rocked Dagenham Park School today with 'Tetris' #fun #dance #games #play https://t.co/Q3vSNg5Qcv
RT @SueBuckmaster: Smart, inventive and beautifully developed choreography for kids and adults at #Tetris today by @Arch28 @DanceUmbrellaUK…
RT @tucola: You'll be fine, she said. There'll be no audience participation, she said. Great show tho'! Tetris Arch28 @DanceUmbrellaUK @Uni…