Autin Dance Theatre presents Out of the Deep Blue

03 Oct 2021

11:15

45 minutes

This is a free event

The whirr of the wind cutting across a rocky beach, the whoosh of the waves lapping the shore… The illusion of calm is broken when EKO, a sentient Sea Giant, pads onto dry land. There he encounters a young girl called Violet. And that’s where the story begins.  

Autin Dance Theatre’s new outdoor show Out of the Deep Blue is a tale told in two parts – an interactive promenade and a physical theatre duet – transports its audiences into another world, to tell a story about our own. 

Through dance, movement and masterful puppeteering, Out of the Deep Blue dives into the themes of the climate emergency and the biodiversity crisis in an outdoor spectacle featuring a 4-metre tall Puppet operated by 5 world-class puppeteers and contemporary dancers. 

The show has been designed with children and family audiences in mind, and this magical story about the power of empathy and collaboration between these two beings – an ancient creature, a dispirited teen – speaks to the world at large.  

Autin Dance Theatre presents Out of the Deep Blue with the generous support of Arts Council England, Midlands Arts Centre – MAC, 101 Outdoor Arts, Déda Derby, Birmingham City Council, DanceXchange and Without Walls Blueprint R&D support.  

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Key Information

Duration: 45 mins (Promenade followed by 25-minute static show) 

Duration
45 minutes
Dates
03 Oct 2021
Costs
FREE
Recommended For
Location

Centenary Square

Welcome to Birmingham International Dance Festival at Centenary Square from 30 Sept - 3 Oct

Enjoy our programme of FREE Family-Friendly shows and workshops. Drop-in or come for the day - there is no need to book for most events.

To keep everyone Covid -19 safe we will be following safety measures. See here for details

Entry to our site in Centenary Square will be free but a limited capacity will be in place that will be monitored by a large team of experienced stewards.  Entry may be staggered to avoid bottlenecks and overcrowding.

We will be encouraging customers to gather or sit in bubbles at 1m distancing

No alcohol or glass is allowed on site. Picnics / your own food is permitted.

Limited seating is available but is not bookable in advance. Our priority seating is designed to be easily accessible for audience members who need them. These seats are intended for:

  • People with restricted mobility
  • Seniors
  • Pregnant people
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