Plastic Drastic Fantastic

Akademi and Polka have joined forces to co-produce Plastic Drastic Fantastic, a contemporary dance theatre work for children and their families which explores our complex relationship with plastics – the fantastic possibilities they offer, as well as the drastic consequences to the environment. 

Drawing from South Asian dance techniques, the participating artists will explore plastics and the dangers of their misuse through intricate movement, gestures and play infused with interaction with the audience.    

The processes and stories underpinning this project have been steered by children and young people – who are at the heart of the research for this work – created in collaboration with material scientists at UCL.

Plastic Drastic Fantastic is an inclusive experience, fully accessible for D/deaf young people and children. Performances run from 6th April to 8th May 2022.

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