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Plastic....is it friend or foe? Remarkable or rubbish? Helpful or harmful?
Plastic Drastic Fantastic is a contemporary South Asian dance theatre work for children and their families, exploring humanity's complex relationship with plastics, and shedding light on the fantastic possibilities they offer, as well as the drastic consequences to the environment.
Drawing from the Indian classical dance form Bharatanatyam and South Asian dance techniques, the artists investigate plastics and the dangers of their misuse through intricate movement, gestures and play, infused with interaction with the audience. The show aims to be a hopeful and thought-provoking piece for younger generations and their families.
The processes and stories underpinning this dance project have been steered by children and young people, who are at the heart of the research for this work, created in consultation with material scientists at UCL.
Designed to be accessible for D/deaf audiences, Plastic Drastic Fantastic is a vibrant, fun and thought-provoking show for our time. An Akademi and Polka Theatre co-production.
There are a limited number of sensory cushions available for each performance that are designed to be held by audiences who are D/deaf or with a hearing impairment, offering an additional sensory experience of the show. The sensory cushions are soft objects that pulsate to the beat and respond to tonal qualities of the music and sounds. Please ask a member of staff for a sensory cushion when you arrive at the venue.
This performance is accompanied by the following optional workshop..
The dynamic performers are absolutely impeccable, as they relate a story of our human relationship with plastic through gesture and movement. It’s wonderfully refreshing to see classic South Asian dance performed so playfully and in a contemporary context
The dynamics of the narrative, the simplicity of the costumes, the strength, poise and expressive talent of the three dancers, well supported by light and sound, pulsated with an energy. I strongly recommend that parents and children catch this wonderful show
Relaxed Performance - Sunday 8th Oct, 11am
This relaxed performance is specifically designed to be an open and welcoming environment for those audience members who may enjoy, or benefit from, a more relaxed performance style. This includes sensory cushions for D/deaf audience members, house lights on, no flash or strobe lighting and the freedom to leave and reenter the theatre at any time.
A special schools performance and workshop is available on Friday 6th October for KS2 audiences. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending with your school.
A £1 non-refundable booking fee applies per booking transaction online and over the phone
To discuss specific access requirements or to book an access seat for in-person events, please call the Box Office on 020 3773 7161