GRASS films | Second Hand Dance

GRASS Films is a digital double bill of Sunny Days and Insect Hands. Shot in the great outdoors, both films celebrate the magic of the natural world – rolling in long grass, finding spiders in the park and the warm feeling of the sun on your face. Sunny Days and Insect Hands will inspire you to look a little more closely at the world around you, get moving, get outside and play.

Created by Rosie Heafford, winner of the Arts Foundation Children’s Theatre Shortlist Award.

This double bill is accompanied with interactive activities and are available with or without audio description. A series of sensory films offering an additional way to explore the films are available for children who explore the world in a sensory way.

 

SUNNY DAYS

Feel, hear and smell the world around you. Roll in the long grass, scrunch it beneath your fingers and take a long deep breath. Sunny Days encapsulates the magic of being free, of moving with abandon, and playing in the outdoors. A dance film for little explorers.

Click here for the audio-described version

ACTIVITY PACKS

Click here for the colour activity pack

Click here for the black and white activity pack

 

INSECT HANDS

Join Takeshi and his animated minibeast friends for a dance in the great outdoors. A dance that invites you to look a little more closely at the world around you. Autumnal blooms, tickly toes & scrunchy leaves inspire you to get outside, get moving, and play. How many insects can you spot?

Click here for the audio-described version.

ACTIVITY PACKS

Click here for the colour activity pack

Click here for the black and white activity pack

 

SENSORY FILMS

Second Hand Dance have created a series of sensory films offering an additional way for children to discover the world around them. Click the links below to access content for those that experience the world in a sensory way.

  1. Sensory films introduction
  2. Rolling
  3. Jumping
  4. Buzzing
  5. Scrunching
  6. Spider hands
  7. Dancing in the rain

CREDITS

Director & Choreographer: Rosie Heafford
Performers: Imogen Alvarez & Takeshi Matsumoto
Filmmaker: Alice Underwood
Rehearsal Director: Keir Patrick
Music by: James Marples, David Andrew & Amir Shoenfeld
Sensory Engagement Advisor for Sensory Films: Joanna Grace
Costume: Rosie Heafford
Animations by: Will Powers and Joseph Eckworth
Audio Description Creation: Rationale Method
Audio Describer: Tashinga Matewe
Executive Producer: Claire Summerfield at Tandem Works
Assistant & Access Producer: Olive Kane
Participation Producer: Sonya Mould

About Second Hand Dance

Second Hand Dance, led by Artistic Director Rosie Heafford and Executive Producer Claire Summerfield, has a national and international reputation for creating exceptional, thought provoking, joyful and highly visual dance work for family and adult audiences. Its work has been presented on three continents and just under a million people have watched its work, live or online.

Booking Information

Dates and Times

Watch here from Friday 11 June 11.00am, available all weekend.

Age Suitability

Suitable for ages 4 – 7 years

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