Children's Shows Dance & Physical Music Theatre

Three To See On 9 Oct: The Magical World of the Piano – Family Concerts with Noriko Ogawa, Tetris / O Snap / No Man is an Island, Trident Moon

By | Published on Sunday 2 October 2016


And today’s ThisWeek-tipped, LDN-based events are…

The Magical World of the Piano – Family Concerts with Noriko Ogawa | King’s Place | 9 Oct
There are lots of theatrical children’s shows, but it’s fairly rare to find family shows with a classical music focus, and these are tailored to different age groups, which is brilliant, two performances being aimed at 2-5 year olds, and a third at those 6+. Pianist Noriko Ogawa  uses  the works of Schumann, Mozart, Elgar, Debussy and others, along with a light theatrical approach, to appeal to her younger audiences. See this page here for more info.

Tetris / O Snap / No Man is an Island | various venues | 8-22 Oct
And these are family shows too: the three different dance pieces named in the title, which are being performed in rotation at a variety of venues as part of the previously mentioned Dance Umbrella festival. They are the work of Erik Kaiel, whose choreography is described as “unorthodox, acrobatic and perfect for children (and grown-ups) who can’t sit still”. See this page here for the when and where.

Trident Moon | Finborough Theatre | SMT 9-19 Oct (pictured)
This new play from award-winning Canadian playwright Anusree Roy is set in India in 1947, against the backdrop of partition. Six women, three Muslim and three Hindu, are hidden inside a coal truck as it makes its way through the newly-divided Hindustan. When the truck suddenly stops, the women are forced to unite in order to survive. See the venue website here for details.

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