Second Hand Dance - WeTouch © Zoe Manders
Second Hand Dance - WeTouch We Play We Dance © Zoe Manders

Second Hand Dance


location: Schauburg
German premiere
Sunday, 10th July, 11 am and 2 pm
Monday, 11th July, 10 am

Concept and artistic direction: Rosie Heafford | deputy direction: Keir Patrick | Dance: Mariana Camiloti, Takeshi Matsumoto, Marc Stevenson, Paolo Pisarra | Sounddesign and technical direction: Froud | Technical management: Helen Mugridge | Costume, stage and Lightdesign: Ben Pacey | Dramaturgy: Katherine Morley | Production management: Claire Summerfield | Producer: Emily Jameson | Production assistance: Claire Cunningham & Olive Kane

It is never too late to become a dance fan. Four dancers twirl around the room and invite small and tiny children to take part in this warm-hearted, playful performance. The music is mixed live by a DJ. “We touch, we play, we dance” is an uplifting performance for children under three years old and is full of surprises and unforgettable moments. Parents will be amazed at how their children react to the dancers. All is allowed: You can also just watch and listen.

The Company Second Hand Dance was founded in 2013 by  Rosie Heafford and Claire Summerfield in England. Since then, they have been developing works for children and adults. The company already was a guest at the THINK BIG! festival a few years ago. Its sensitive, colourful, and easily accessible productions are invited to festivals all over the world and regularly spread happiness amongst their audience, who often keep dancing long after the show has finished.

Commissioned by The Place, Pavilion Dance South West and supported by The Egg, Gulbenkian, Bath Spa University, from National Lottery public funds through Arts Council England.

Thanks to: Takeshi Matsumoto & Michael Sherin, Helena Webb