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.
“A fascinating integration of live dance and digital technology…” ★★★★ The Herald (I Infinite)
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. Limited availability so pre-booking is essential.
Digitopia is 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.
DIGITOPIA CREATIVE TEAM
Choreographer/Artistic Direction: Tom Dale
Digital Media Artist: Barret Hodgson
Interactive Media Artist: Noel Murphy
Dancers: Maria Olga Palliani and Joshua Smith
Understudy: Hugh Stanier
Set & Costume designer: Simon Daw
Composer/Sound Designer: Jo Wills
Lighting Designer: Richard Statham
Dramaturg: Andy Manley
Producer: Claire Summerfield
All of MOKO Dance’s UK touring performances are complemented by a selection of dance workshops and creative activities especially focused on children and families.
STAY & PLAY WORKSHOP
Experience the digital magic in Stay and Play sessions which follow the performance and are held on stage with Tom Dale Company dancers (subject to availability).
DIGITOPIA-INSPIRED FAMILY CREATIVE DANCE WORKSHOP
This hour-long creative dance workshop brought to you by MOKO Dance, explores themes from Digitopia and is aimed at children aged 5-8 years and their grown-ups. The workshop will offer a fun environment with emphasis on musicality and creativity, and will also involve working in pairs or small groups. No previous dance experience necessary, just plenty of enthusiasm. For children aged 5-8 years and their families. Maximum three children per adult. Available to Digitopia ticket holders. Limited capacity so pre-booking is essential. Please contact your local venue for more information.
DIGITOPIA LEARNING PACK
Designed for school or home-use, this comprehensive pack written and devised by Education Consultant Evelyne Potter provides a wealth of activity for Key Stages 1 & 2.
Be imaginative with shapes, paper and colours in drop-in Digitopia inspired arts and crafts sessions (subject to availability).
What does your Digitopia sound like? Make digital music before or after the performance using a specially commissioned sound app, developed by partners in The Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham.
NOTTINGHAM LAKESIDE ARTS
Friday 12 February, 7.00pm
Saturday 13 February, 11.30am & 2.30pm
Box Office: 0115 846 7777
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
Saturday 19 March, 2.30pm
Box Office: 01332 370 911
SADLER’S WELLS, LONDON
Friday 25 March, 2.00pm
Saturday 26 March, 10.30am & 2.00pm
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
Saturday 2 April, 2.30pm
Box Office: 01642 525199
Tuesday 5 April, 2.30pm
Box Office: 020 8369 5454
Sunday 10 April, 2.00pm & 4.30pm
Box Office: 01223 511 511