Digitopia

“Consistently engaging, handsomely designed, imagination-triggering piece.” ****
Donald Hutera, The Times

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Tom Dale Company in partnership with MOKO Dance present

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Suitable for 5 to 12 year olds and their families.

AVAILABLE FOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TOURING FROM AUTUMN 2016
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Dotty’s friend Hex is a simple two-dimensional line. He can make angles and the most he can make is six. His favourite shape is a hexagon. He’s happy with this, but one day he really wants to make a curve. With a lot of effort he learns to bend, then multiply, and suddenly he can create all kinds of shapes, eventually popping into three dimensions, discovering he can turn into anything he wants to. Join Dotty and Hex in this fantastical wonderland for a rollercoaster ride of digital surprises

Tom Dale Company creates extraordinary performances that bring together urban contemporary dance, electronic music and digital art.

Digitopia’s visually stunning integration of live dance and digital technology creates a world that defies the usual rules of gravity and physics, where straight lines curve and sound is seen.

Performance running time: approximately 50 minutes, followed by a 30 minute ‘Stay & Play’ session on stage, exploring dance and technology. Suitable for 5-10 year olds.

Choreography: Tom Dale
Performers: Joshua Smith & Maria Olga Palliani
Digital Media Artist: Barret Hodgson
Interactive Media Artist: Noel Murphy
Composer: Jo Wills
Set & Costume Design: Simon Daw
Lighting Designer: Richard Statham
Producer: Claire Summerfield
Dramaturg: Andy Manley

Digitopia was commissioned by MOKO Dance in association with Warwick Arts Centre. Supported by Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Dance4, Lincolnshire One Venues and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Initial research and development supported by Triggered@Warwick Arts Centre.

Digitopia is produced by Tom Dale Company.

TOUR DATES

2017

Sparks Children’s Festival
The Curve, Leicester
Tuesday 23 May, 7pm
Wednesday 24 May, 10.15am & 1.30pm
Tickets on sale from the end of March!
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Box Office: 0116 242 395

Xintandi Festival, Shanghai
29 – 31 May

Hangzhou
2-4 May

 

2016

PREMIERE
Nottingham Lakeside Arts
Friday 12 February, 7pm
Saturday 13 February, 11.30am & 2.30pm
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Box Office: 0115 846 7777

South Holland Centre, Spalding
Tuesday 16 February, 2.30pm
Box Office: 01775 764777

Lincoln Drill Hall
Thursday 18 February, 2.30pm
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Box Office: 01522 873894

Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth
Sunday 21 February, 3pm
Box Office: 01202 203630

Warwick Arts Centre
Friday 26 February, 10.30am & 1.30pm
Saturday 27 February, 11.30am & 2.30pm
Sunday 28 February, 2.00pm
Box Office:  024 7652 4524

DanceEast, Ipswich
Friday 4 March, 10.30am & 7pm
Saturday 5 March, 2.30pm
Box Office: 01473 295230

Key Theatre, Peterborough
Tuesday 8 March, 1.30pm
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Box Office: 01733 207239

Gulbenkian, Canterbury
Sunday 13 March, 2.30pm
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Box Office: 01227 769075

Déda, Derby
Saturday 19 March, 2.30pm
Box Office: 01332 370 911

Sadler’s Wells, London
Friday 25 March, 2pm
Saturday 26 March, 10.30am & 2pm
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Box Office: 020 7863 8000

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
Tuesday 29 March, 2.30pm
Box Office: 01484 430528

Dance City, Newcastle
Thursday 31 March, 2.30pm
Box Office: 0191 261 0505

ARC, Stockton-on-Tees
Saturday 2 April, 2.30pm
Box Office: 01642 525199

artsdepot, London
Tuesday 5 April, 2.30pm
Box Office: 020 8369 5454

The Old Market, Hove
Thursday 7 April, 2.30pm
Box Office: 01273 201 801

Cambridge Junction
Sunday 10 April, 2pm & 4.30pm
Box Office: 01223 511 511

Lumieres Festival
Shanghai, China
9-11 December