Jerwood Dancehouse

A truly magical Christmas show for children aged 4yrs+

From caterpillar to butterfly, follow the delightful transformation with Compagnia TPO, one of Italy’s leading children’s theatre companies.

Observe a butterfly move. The fluttering of its wings looks as though a delicate paintbrush was painting the air, but it also looks like a dance.

Using motion capture technology, Compagnia TPO invites you to a festive, playful, theatrical experience. Dotted with moments of participation, children are invited to watch and join in with the company’s dancers. Paint with your arms, compose lullabies with your feet and chase caterpillars on all fours.

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.

"If your parameters for festive entertainment involve a man in a frock with more double-entendres than a Carry On convention or sentimentality wrapped in a warehouse full of tinsel then Jerwood DanceHouse may not the place for you. If however peace and joy are what you seek then, perhaps surprisingly, what you need to catch this Christmas is Butterflies."
Doug Coombes insuffolk.com
"An enchanting technological metamorphosis of dance, colour and sound"
Natalie Chaplin ipswich-waterfront.co.uk
"Butterflies was amazing my two rug rats loved it! Congratulations to all who helped produce it and bring it to Ipswich"
Sarah Bloor Audience Member, Butterflies 2014

Booking Information

Dates and Times

Saturday 13 – Monday 22 December | Various times

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