Paper Moon | Workshop
Paper Moon is a delightful and memorable interactive adventure show for under 5s by the acclaimed dance company Shaper/Caper, featuring a beautiful set and costume design by Janis Hart.
Alongside the Paper Moon show, Shaper/Caper will also host an “A Day to Play” workshop for children aged 2-12 and their grown-ups, allowing everyone to get immersed in the world of Paper Moon and get creative with the dancers and props.
This production is generously supported by the Creative Scotland Touring Fund. Reviews:
“It was a brilliant show which captured the attention of my 2.5 year old, who is normally shy but wanted to participate!” Parent
“BRILLIANT! Loved the interaction with the kids! 10/10” Parent
“Wonderful show. The children were fascinated from the start” Parent
“Amazing! Daddy barking was really funny,” Adam, aged 4
“Beautiful piece of work and clearly LOVED by the children” Nursery Worker
Shaper/Caper is a multi-award-winning dance company and a registered charity in Dundee. They are an independently led organisation based in Dundee developing the work of multi-award-winning choreographer, BBC Radio 2 Artist in Residence, and Close fellow, Thomas Small. Shaper/Caper was set up in 2015 and are all about communities. Shaper/Caper won the Inspirational Work in Education and Community Outreach Award from One Dance UK in 2020 and found themselves finalists for the Charity / Group Initiative award from Proud Citizen and Digital Citizen Award from the Scottish Charity Awards. Over the past 6 years, Shaper/Caper has worked with over 45,000 children and young people and has worked with NHS Tayside to deliver their Well Good project across 116 schools and reach 7000 children annually in Dundee, Perth & Kinross and Angus. They were commissioned by V&A Dundee to choreograph a mass participation performance for the opening of V&A Dundee as part of the 3D Festival at Slessor Gardens. The show was shown on BBC 2 and performed by 10,000 people. The show involved 500 young people dancing alongside 8 pro dancers and 3 dancers from the Scottish Ballet. Critically acclaimed performance work, such as 'Within This Dust,' inspired by the events of 9/11, has extensively toured the UK over the past 10 years and internationally across North and South America and Europe. As part of Tommy's role as BBC Radio 2 Artist in Residence, their work has been presented to audiences of over 30,000 people. Creating excellent art that connects with real people drives the company to want to ensure that as many people as possible, despite their socioeconomic backgrounds, race, and/or gender, can access high-quality art for free. They really believe that the arts are an intrinsic part of achieving a cohesive society that can spark civic action for social change. "
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