Snigel and FriendsMayfest 2018
Join Snigel (leading UK disabled dancer Caroline Bowditch, Falling in Love with Frida), the inquisitive snail, in their cozy home underneath the leafy canopy; a colourful and sensory world where Snigel's insect friends – brought to life by dancer Welly O'Brien and performer and musician Zac Scott – come to visit.
They dance, play, sing and make music in the undergrowth while uncovering secret treasures. An inviting new work for children aged 0–12 months and their adult.
Supported by Creative Scotland, with additional support from Theatre Royal Glasgow and Scottish Opera
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The designs are exquisite, the music and movement entrancing.
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A properly delightful experience; a tuneful, gurgling, roly-poly piece of dance theatre... Here is wonder indeed.
Snigel and Friends was created with dancer and choreographer Caroline Bowditch and theatre designer Laura Hook to produce a piece of dance theatre for children that included disabled performers, given the current lack of this kind of work. Created with the performers and a team of babies, the piece is specifically created for babies aged 0–1 years old and their adult.
In 2017, Caroline will be working with Imaginate on Weren’t you Expecting Me?, a year-long project exploring the impact, if any, on the live performance experience of disabled and non-disabled children.
Caroline is also the choreographer on The Paraorchestra’s The Nature of Why, premiering at Mayfest 2018.