A playful outdoor work for young children and their families, where two witty characters make magic out of dance and weather – from the pitter patter of the lightest rain shower to the awesome howl of a storm, from footsteps in the snow to a joyful celebration of sunshine.
The Weather Machine is an entertaining, playful & interactive dance performance on the themes of weather & the seasons. The Weather Mechanicals are quirky, retro, Laurel & Hardy style characters, performed by two dancers, who with humour, physicality & gentle messaging invite audiences to observe them as they grapple & strain to stay in control of the fantabulous Weather Machine.
The Weather Machine, a metaphor for Climate emergency, through playful expression and gentle interaction engages children and their families in an exchange with a matter that might otherwise appear worrying. This piece is a non-verbal dance theatre show that takes the audience in a journey through clear dramaturgy and virtuosic physical performers.
Do the Weather Mechanicals control the weather or does the weather control them?
Commissioned by Imagine Watford Supported through Public Funding by Arts Council of England.
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Artistic Director & Choreographer: Kate Flatt
Performers: Jordan Ajadi, Rudzani Moleya
Sound Designer: Dan Frost
Designers: Kaiya Wearea & Finn Cooke
Original Cast: Aaron Vickers
Producer: Lia Prentaki
11:00, 13:00 & 16:00 at Waterside Plaza.