The Weather Machine

A playful outdoor work for young children and their families, where two witty characters make magic out of dance and weather – from the pitter patter of the lightest rain shower to the awesome howl of a storm, from footsteps in the snow to a joyful celebration of sunshine.

The Weather Machine is an entertaining, playful & interactive dance performance on the themes of weather & the seasons. The Weather Mechanicals are quirky, retro, Laurel & Hardy style characters, performed by two dancers, who with humour, physicality & gentle messaging invite audiences to observe them as they grapple & strain to stay in control of the fantabulous Weather Machine.

The Weather Machine is a metaphor for Climate emergency; through playful expression and gentle interaction it engages children and their families in an exchange with a matter that might otherwise appear worrying. This piece is a non-verbal dance theatre show that takes the audience on a journey through clear dramaturgy and virtuosic physical performers.

Do the Weather Mechanicals control the weather or does the weather control them?

Tickets are £4 when purchased with The Weather Machine Movement Workshops.

Running time: 20 minutes

Please note: This performance takes place outside on Stockwood Discovery Centre's lawn. Audiences are welcome to bring blankets/cushions to sit on.

Artistic Director & Choreographer: Kate Flatt
Performers: Rudzani Moleya, Chloe Mead, Megan Griffiths, Marc Stevenson
Sound Designer: Dan Frost
Designers: Kaiya Wearea & Finn Cooke
Original Cast: Aaron Vickers and Jordan Ajadi
Producer: Lia Prentaki:
Associate Producer: Louise Clohesy

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