Photographer: Jassy Earl

Barrowland Ballet | Scotland | Dance

Playful Tiger

‘Playful Tiger’ is a highly physical, interactive dance performance based on Tiger Tale.

The performance is designed specifically for, and performed by dancers trained to work with, small groups of children and young people who are profoundly autistic and mostly non verbal.

'Playful Tiger' tells the story through the eyes of the child in the family, with a focus on sensory engagement. Playfulness within the piece creates space for a two-way response between the audience and performers, at the child’s discretion.

It’s a chaotic, wild and brilliantly fun dance party for a very intimate audience.

A troubled family’s world turns upside down when a mischievous tiger comes to visit. It’s chaotic, wild and brilliantly fun. Interacting directly with the audience, ‘Playful Tiger’ tells the story through the eyes of the child, with a focus on sensory engagement. This is an insightful story of family relationships that has a universal resonance and has delighted audiences across the world.

Made in collaboration with Ellie Griffiths Projects, this piece interacts directly with the audience, creating space for a playful two-way response between audience and performers. Up close to the action the audience embarks on a sensory adventure as the space is transformed from sterile into a shifting world of colour, scent and explosive movement. With the impressive set unleashing the chaos of the tiger in thrilling and unexpected ways.

'Playful Tiger' tells the story through the eyes of the child in the family, with a focus on sensory engagement. Playfulness within the piece creates space for a two-way response between the audience and performers, at the child’s discretion.

Please note performances are only suitable for groups of children who are profoundly autistic, and mostly non verbal, and their carers. Contact Schools Box Office for details 091 562642.

A visual storyboard of the show will be provided to audiences in advance of visiting the performance. The capacity of the show is 8 young people with their families and carers.

‘remarkably bold and visionary... what really shines through is the generosity and constant awareness that the dancers show throughout the performance... the interaction is an uplifting witness to how dance can loosen up more than muscles.’ – The Herald ★★★★

Company

Barrowland Ballet

Barrowland Ballet is one of Scotland’s most exciting and successful contemporary dance companies built around the artistic work of choreographer Natasha Gilmore. The company tours nationally and internationally. Their work’s themes are delivered with wit and humour, and the insightful observations of human behaviour are rooted in personal stories. Natasha Gilmore was the UK nomination for the ASSITEJ Award for Excellence 2017 for her work for young audiences. Alongside the company’s professional work, Barrowland Ballet produce exceptional participatory performance projects.

Venue

Black Box Theatre

Accessibility: This venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

Parking: There is Pay and Display (street parking) at this venue. Chargeable hours are 08.30-18.30 Monday to Saturday and 13.00-18.30 Sunday, at €2 per hour.

Public Bus: Galway city bus route 407 stops at Woodquay, which is a 7 minute walk to the Black Box Theatre.

Walking: The Black Box Theatre is an 8 minute walk from the Town Hall Theatre and a 19 minute walk from the Spanish Arch.