About    

Sea Story is an exciting and immersive dance theatre performance for the whole family

Weaving together 100 stories written especially for us by young people from across the UK, Sea Story takes you on a magical journey over, across, and even under the sea. 

 

Combining dance, storytelling, music, and puppetry; expect storms, shipwrecks, pirates, and a very curious sea creature...

 

Recommended for ages 5+.

Duration: 50 minutes

 

Sea Story is highly adaptable and transportable, with minimal technical requirements. Suitable for unconventional performance spaces.

 "Too late I saw it, a giant wave with foamy white teeth rolling towards me..."

“Truly inspiring and engaging… a wonderful adventure. The audience was totally enrapt.”

 - Karen Kidman, Creative Arts East

" A wonderful show, beautiful storytelling… great to see dance and storytelling working together so organically."

 - Felicity Paterson, Omnibus Clapham

 

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"I feel like we've been taken into another world today. It's so important that children have magical experiences like this!"

 Teacher, Holy Trinity Primary School, Margate

 

  Performance requirements  

Get in + Set up:

Warm up: 

Performance length: 

 

Target Audience:  

 

Performance space:

Min height:

 

Space set up:

 

1.5 hours

1 hour

50 mins

 

Family friendly – ages 5+

 

6m x 8m - Plus space for audience onstage

3m

 

End on with curved front. Audience seated onstage, on the floor with chairs available as necessary – Chairs to be provided by venue

 

Flooring:                Sprung wooden floor preferred without dance                                       lino.

                                Smooth surface - NO Carpeted floors

                                       

                                Notes for venue - Wheels will be used in                                               the performance space.

Company:                4 performers, plus technician.

Audience size:        We recommend a maximum of 150 per show.

 

Technical:                Black out required

                                 2 plug sockets front and back of space.

 

                                 Other than this we are technically self-sufficient.

    Education + Workshops    

Education, workshops + Artist development:

Supporting activities such as show specific workshops and post show discussions/Q+A are available upon request as part of the performance package.

We can also provide professional development and graduate artist development workshops.

Focuses could include:

Dancer specific strength and conditioning

Healthier dancer workshops

Choreography and creation

Performance enhancement 

Please contact Rachel Birch-Lawson for costs and performance packages, including workshops.

rachelbirchlawson@gmail.com

Tel: 07906857049

    Cost    

Company + Collaborators

direction + choreography

Rachel Birch-Lawson

Khyle eccles

Dancers

Rachel Birch-Lawson

Khyle Eccles

Louis Parker-Evans / Daniel Phung

 

Storyteller

Margret Bateson-Hill / Kirsty Marie Ayers

 

Composers

Jack James

Bobby Eccles

 

Dramaturg

Phoebe Marsh

 

Design

Khyle Eccles

Giulia Scrimieri