The Weather Machine
Presented by Kate Flatt Projects
Sat 21 August
1.30pm & 3.30pm
A playful 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?
The Weather Machine is aimed at ages 3-8. It is a non-verbal show using dance and mime. The exploration of the climate and the green message will be interesting for the older children, while the lively performance keeps younger children entertained. The machine is noisy and makes thunder, fireworks and other loud noises, but otherwise there is nothing scary or upsetting in the show.
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£11.50 children (ages 1-17)
Find out more about our Puppets for All scheme, which offers free tickets to families who would otherwise be unable to visit our theatre.
Running Time: The total running time is 45 minutes, which includes a 20 minute show and 25 minutes of interactive movement and dance.
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: www.liaproduces.co.uk
Commissioned by Imagine Watford Supported through Public Funding by Arts Council of England
Kate Flatt Projects is a portfolio of distinctive dance theatre and crossover works, devised and directed by Kate Flatt. Created in collaboration with talented artists and performers and comprising of integrated design concepts and high production values. Over the last three decades, Kate Flatt has established herself as a renowned choreographer and movement director for theatre and opera. Most recently, her projects have been Outdoor Arts Creations for festivals and outdoor theatre events around the country. Kate is passionate about drawing new audiences into the arts and has a history of engaging these audiences through community participation work alongside her productions.
Despite changing government restrictions, we will still have additional measures in place to keep our staff, performers and families safe:
- Our staff will be allocating seating in advance, and you won’t be able to choose where you sit. If you need a specific seat, e.g. on an aisle, please let us know in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Staff and cast will be tested regularly for COVID-19.
- All members of Little Angel Theatre staff will be wearing face coverings. All adults will be encouraged to wear a face covering.
- We will be checking temperatures of all attendees on arrival. If someone in your group has a temperature you will be asked to return home and exchange your tickets for another date. If you have an underlying condition which causes you to have a high temperature please bring a doctor’s note with you.
- Hand sanitiser will be available.
- We will be airing the performance area in between shows.
- There will be regular cleaning of the performance space and toilets.
- We have increased our usher to patron ratio to ensure we keep you safe.
- We will be selling merchandise and refreshments but we will be taking card payment only.
Thanks to R&B Health and Safety Solutions for their consultancy and support.