How did you feel when you first looked into the eyes of your child? What did they think about you? How much time do you spend with children in your life? What do they learn from you and what can you learn from them?
With a cast of two professional performers dancing with their own children, and a community cast of families from the local area, Touch explores the themes of connection, intimacy and physical play between parents and their children. People of all ages are invited to witness this thought-provoking dance performance, which investigates the multitude of relationships between adults and children in an intimate environment.
In November 2020, we were awarded funding by Arts Council England to adapt this project for a range of potential COVID-responsive scenarios. If you are interested in booking either a film, digital or live version of the project from Autumn 2021 onward, please get in touch. The tour pack can be found here.
7 March 2020 - The Holbeck, Leeds
1 March 2020 - Yorkshire Dance, Leeds
30 June 2019 - Our City Dances Festival, Brighton
31 March 2019 - Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea
Directors Nick Lawson & George Fellows
Shoreham & Brighton (2019) - Thor & Phil Hulford, Taiki Kimura-Lawson & Sachi Kimura
Leeds (2020) - Iris & Rachel Dean, Naomi & Karla Jones
Lighting Kristina Hjelm
Sound Alberto Ruiz Soler
Producer Bethan Peters
Mentor Sam Butler
Dramaturg Lou Cope
Supported by Arts Council England, Leeds Dance Partnership, Yorkshire Dance & South East Dance and Jerwood Charitable Foundation Dramaturg in Residence programme
Digital R&D Film
Images from Yorkshire Dance, Leeds, 2020
Images from Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea, 2019