We Touch, We Play, We Dance by Second Hand Dance
Touch connects, contains, and stimulates. Touch is how we build relationships.
We Touch, We Play, We Dance is an improvised and interactive dance show performed by four dancers and a DJ. Adults and children are offered the chance to watch, play and dance as the performers move delightfully and deftly to a live mixed music score.
Created by Second Hand Dance, We Touch, We Play, We Dance is a mesmerising, engaging, and fun performance for children under 3. It’s a show filled with surprises and joys where you and your child can listen and watch or let loose and join in, either way, you’ll have a wonderful time.
A beautifully crafted, gentle, and playful experience for adults and children that reaffirms the power of touch and dance in a digital age.
We Touch, We Play, We Dance is available for national and international bookings 2023-2024 to theatres, early years settings, and non-traditional spaces.
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Second Hand Dance, supported by the British Council and Canadian High Commission New Conversations: Canada programme, is currently exploring sustainable and digital approaches to touring using We Touch, We Play, We Dance as a case study.
“I like that dance is inherently sensory – watching other bodies move makes something move inside you – and Touch takes this one step further, inviting physical contact between performers and audience. For the little ones, it encourages play, curiosity, exploration. For me, I come out feeling looser, more alert.” – Exeunt Magazine
“I loved being able to watch a piece of dance, enjoy it and see my children learn to love it too…after this performance I feel like I have found something that has been missing from my life for a while and it is lovely to have it back.” – Greatest Showmum
“Wonderful cast, and generous engagement in a relaxed environment” – Audience Member
Commissioned by The Place, Pavilion Dance South West and supported by The Egg, Gulbenkian, Bath Spa University and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Research and development of Touch was supported by Polka Theatre, developed through the Hopper Early Years scheme with the support of Take Art, Surrey Arts, China Plate, Arts Partnership Surrey, and Paul Hamlyn Foundation