Sydney Dance Company is presenting its first ever season for pre-school-aged children with the Australian premiere of the critically acclaimed Club Origami.

Opening today, this celebrated kids' work is being presented in association with UK-based artist collective, Seven Circles. It is an immersive and interactive dance show that invites family audiences to create, imagine and explore new ways of thinking, playing and moving. Made purely of paper and play, this fantastical world nurtures young children’s innate wonder and curiosity.

Rafael Bonachela, SDC's Artistic Director, is "utterly thrilled" to present the production. "We exist to share the joy of dance with everyone, and this is a very important first step in fostering lifelong creative engagement with our littlest audiences yet.”

Club Origami was created by Takeshi Matsumoto, Makiko Aoyama and Robert Howat. It was commissioned and produced by Little Big Dance – a pioneering UK-based initiative creating new dance work for pre-school aged children.

Club Origami will feature the original UK cast as well as an Australian cast including admired independent performer Ryuichi Fujimura. It is lauded as a perfect introduction to dance for little children and celebrates the freedom of expression that comes with movement ("ripping fun for under-fives", according to The Guardian). After the show, children and their families are invited to "stay and play" at SDC's Neilson Studio.

There will be 10 performances over two weeks starting July 10 and take place at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm. See here for details. 

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