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Christmas Show – Butterflies by Compagnia TPO

17 Nov 2014 | DanceEast

This festive season follow the delightful transformation from caterpillar to butterfly with Compagnia TPO one of Italy’s leading children’s theatre companies. A truly magical show for Christmas, Butterflies is for children aged 4 years+ and will run at the Jerwood DanceHouse Ipswich from Saturday 13 – Monday 22 December.

Using motion capture technology, Compagnia TPO invites you to a playful and theatrical experience. Dotted with moments of participation, children are invited to watch and join in with the company’s dancers on stage.

Paint with your arms, compose lullabies with your feet and chase caterpillars on all fours!

“Beautiful botanical images and captivating rainforest sounds emerge from every direction, the evolution from caterpillar to butterfly has never been so brilliantly staged” – Wexner Centre for the Arts

Dancers, performers and the audience itself interact with each other exploring new expressive forms that go beyond language and cultural barriers. TPO’s performances are renowned for using big visual sceneries which transform into interactive theatrical spaces, thanks to the use of sensors and digital technologies; this is what makes these shows accessible to a vast international audience.

Featuring a stunning performance space that is touch sensitive, Butterflies creates an imaginary environment for both performers and curious onlookers alike. A sell-out success when it debuted at the Jerwood DanceHouse in December 2009, get ready for a spectacular theatrical experience for the eyes, ears, fingers and toes!

With family tickets priced at just £25, make sure you don’t miss what could be the start to a truly magical Christmas…

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Press Performance

Saturday 13 December | 2.00pm

Press Enquiries

For further information, including interviews, images, multimedia content and press tickets contact:
Charlotte Prodger
DanceEast, Marketing & Communications
+44 (0)1473 295236 |

Workshop Details and Box Office Information

DanceEast, Jerwood DanceHouse, Foundry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1DW
Box Office: 01473 295230 |
Dates: Saturday 13 – Monday 22 December
Ticket Prices: £10, £7 Concessions, £25 Family Ticket

Performance Schedule

Saturday 13 December | 2.00pm
Sunday 14 December | 2.00pm
Tuesday 16 December | 10.30am
Wednesday 17 December | 10.30am
Friday 19 December | 7.00pm
Saturday 20 December | 2.00pm & 7.00pm
Sunday 21 December | 11.00am & 2.00pm
Monday 22 December | 7.00pm