CHANCE FOR KIDS TO TOUCH AND GO
WHEN community dance practitioner and director Sally Chance was in Perth for the 2014 Awesome International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things with her show Nursery, designed for babies four to 18 months old, ideas for her next show, Touch and Go, were already beginning to form.
“Touch and Go is dedicated to the fabulous two-yearold; it’s a bit of a ‘Yay for the two-year-olds’ show,” said Chance, who is based in Adelaide.
“The energy of a two-yearold is intense but what we hope is the show meets that energy for the duration,” she said. “Touch and Go is simply about making a special place for those brave, questioning, energetic, creative two-year-olds.”
Chance, originally from the UK, has created a dancing game of cause and effect featuring two dancers and a live musician which children can either simply watch or are more than welcome to join in.
“The show begins in a way we hope supports children to feel safe and their parents or carers who might be wondering
what to expect,” Chance said.
“There are very gentle and simple activities where the entire show is an open space, three performers and masking tape.
“The masking tape makes patterns, shapes, pathways and stepping stones on the floor, then later we rip the tape up, ball it up and roll it along the ground or build towers. It is a little hard to describe until you’ve seen it.”
Touch and Go will be in Rehearsal Room 1 at the State Theatre Centre of WA from September 30 to October 4.
It will be performed for ages 24- to 36-month olds during the 2017 Awesome International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things by Chance’s company Sally Chance Dance.
Touch and Go supports children to feel safe and their parents or carers who might be wondering what to expect.