*UPCOMING | Plastic Drastic Fantastic at UCL East, 22 Apr

22 Apr, 10:15am and 12:15pm
UCL East – Marshgate

UCL East invites primary schools and KS2 children in East London to attend a free event on Monday 22nd April 2024 in celebration of Earth Day, whose theme this year is Planet vs Plastics.

Taking place at UCL East – Marshgate, the event includes a performance of our production, Plastic, Drastic, Fantastic, a 40-minute contemporary dance theatre work explores our complex relationship with plastics – the fantastic possibilities they offer, as well as the drastic consequences to the environment.

It is a dance theatre work for children (7+ years) and their families, exploring our complex relationship with plastics – the fantastic possibilities they offer, as well as the drastic consequences to the environment. It was originally created in 2022 as a co-production with Polka Theatre. It has since toured to venues within London and nationally.

The performance will be followed by a Q&A and a workshop with Akademi artists.  

Children will also experience the artwork, Gaia, by artist Luke Jerram, and take part in a short creative reflection on their experiences from the day.  

The event will take place from 10.15am-12.30pm & 12.15pm-2.30pm – primary schools are invited to book in for one of these sessions in groups of 15, 30, 45 or 60.  

This event is part of the Gaia Public Programme at UCL East.

For more information and to book, email p.hyman@ucl.ac.uk by Tuesday 12th March, with the subject ‘Earth Day Schools’, and include your group size.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  

“I strongly recommend that parents and children catch this wonderful show.”

ANITA CHANDA, PULSE MAGAZINE

Accessibility

The show is accessible to d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences as well as non-English speakers or those with developing language and communication skills.

Plastic Drastic Fantastic is a non-verbal dance piece and doesn’t include any spoken words. The dancers use their bodies, expressions and gestural movements to guide you through the performance.


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