Workshop:Plastic Drastic Fantastic by Akademi

October 24, 2023 to October 24, 2023
11am and 1pm

7-11 yrs

Workshop based on Academy’s Plastic Drastic Fantastic show.

 

Plastic….is it friend or foe? Remarkable or rubbish? Helpful or harmful?

Plastic Drastic Fantastic is a contemporary dance theatre work for children and their families.

The show explores humanity’s complex relationship with plastics – 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 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.

Part of Dancin’ Oxford’s Family Dance Festival

Museum of Oxford, Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1BX

Running time 45 mins

For ages 7+


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