Sun 24 Oct

Dance Umbrella: Club Origami

Rip, fold and scrumple! Shall we see what we can make with a single square of paper? As you scrunch the paper, see how your imagination begins to dance…

Dive into the magical world of Club Origami, an immersive and interactive dance show inviting family audiences to create, imagine and explore whole new ways of thinking, playing and moving. Dance, fashion and live music meet the magic of origami to sweep us up on a spirited and inspiring adventure in a land made purely of paper and play.

Club Origami is presented by Little Big Dance – a pioneering national initiative creating new dance work for under fives and their families, led by South East Dance in partnership with DanceEast, Take Art and Yorkshire Dance.

"This imaginative stage show is ripping fun for under-fives, who will be mesmerised by the paper birds and monsters" The Guardian (read the full review).

Takeshi Matsumoto
Club Origami
Presented by Little Big Dance
Co-commissioned by Dance Umbrella Festival

Venue: Studio Theatre

Recommended for ages 4 and under
Running Time: 40 mins + 10 mins stay & play

Tickets from £9
Group Discounts may apply to this event. Please contact the Groups Department at groups@artsdepot.co.uk for more information.

Pick & Mix
Book 3 or more shows, save 15% | Book 5 or more shows, save 20%
Pick & Mix does not apply to the lowest price band.
Click here to find out more about Pick & Mix Packages.

Dynamic pricing applies to this event. This means that the price of individual seats may increase based on demand, so it's best to book early.

Takeshi Matsumoto is a Japanese inclusive dance artist, performer and choreographer. He is also a qualified dance movement psychotherapist, having experience in working with children with autism and learning disabilities both in the UK and Japan. Growing up in Japan, his practice both in life and performing art is influenced by 和-Wa, harmony, peacefulness, quiet and contentment ways of living and balancing with others and environment.

As a dance performer Takeshi has worked with Christian Duarte, Henry Oguike, Darren Johnston, Beatrice Allegranti, Paul-Andre Fortier, 2nd Hand Dance and is a long term collaborator with Hagit Yakira.

Takeshi has also been engaged with dance projects for and with children and adults with learning disabilities (SLiDE, Icandance, RADiate) and people living with dementia (Beatrice Allegranti) in the UK. On a global level, he has led dance projects for families who survived nuclear disaster in northern Japan and stateless refugee children in Thailand collaborating with other artists.

He continues to explore possibilities of dance and performance as a way of acknowledging differences and creating mutual understanding with particular emphasis on empathy, communication, empowerment and body mind integration.

In line with government guidelines, we have returned to full capacity for events and seating for this performance is not socially distanced. 

Following the recent lifting of restrictions, we have kept some safety measures in place and are asking visitors to:

  • Scan the NHS Covid-19 Test & Trace QR code on arrival
  • Wear a face covering inside the building, including in the auditorium
  • Be aware of their proximity to others when moving around the building
  • Use contactless payment methods where possible

Read more about our current procedures

Booking Info

Tickets from £9

Recommended for ages 5 and under

Pick & Mix
Book 3 or more shows, save 15%
Book 5 or more shows, save 20%
(T&Cs apply, see Audience Notes)

  • Sun 24 Oct 202110.30amBook
  • Sun 24 Oct 202112.30pmBook
  • Sun 24 Oct 20212.30pmLimited

Remind Me