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Fly high with this captivating family dance encounter in the skies

In this family show prepare to soar through the fluffy clouds where flocks of birds and butterflies flutter. Explore the dream-like world that waits above us, in this multi-sensory dance experience.Take your little ones on a magical journey with ‘Skydiver’ and experience how movement, sound and stunning visuals bring whimsical characters to life in an enchanting encounter in the skies.

Skydiver is a visually compelling dance-theatre work and multisensory experience for children aged 3 – 5 and their families. Inspired by her strong interest in fantasy, storytelling and surrealism, Greek dance artist Xenia Aidonopoulou has created Skydiver, as part of the trilogy that travels from water to sky to earth, each part metaphorically exploring a different aspect of early childhood: care, play and risk-taking. The first in the triology  Underwater, created for babies and toddlers immersed audiences in an underwater world as an allegory of a womb. Skydiver, the second installation of the trilogy imaginatively recreates the experience of air that surrounds us in the first few years of life.

With a movement vocabulary of flying and falling, a cinematic music score, skyline scenography and ambient lighting design, Skydiver is a performance inspired by air to captivate even the youngest of audience members.

The show is commissioned by Little Big Dance, co-commissioned by Dance Umbrella and Strike a Light festivals and supported through public funding by Arts Council of England.

Xenia Aidonopoulou said, “Imagining Skydiver was like diving into a poetic world full of wonder and surprises. I really hope our audience will fly along with Skydiver and the Flock towards this faraway land and dare to immerse themselves in a fantasy adventure, a dream without limits.”


Lydia Walker, (JJ) William James, Philip Hulford, Yu-Chien Cheng and Jordan Ajadi

Listings information

  • 15th February: Pavilion Dance Bournemouth BH1 2BU
  • 17th February: Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
  • 20th February: Little Big Dance Festival & Symposium, Brighton BN2 9AS
  • 24th February: The Lowry, Salford, M50 3AZ
  • 3rd March: Cambridge Junction,Cambridge, CB1 7GX
  • 9th March: Dancin’ Oxford 2024, Oxford, OX2 7JN
  • 16th March: Mercury Theatre, Colchester CO1 1PT
  • 6th April: DeDa, 19 Chapel St, Derby, DE1 3G,
  • 1st – 5th May: Polka Theatre, London SW19 1SB
  • 23rd – 24th May: The Garage, Norwich, NR2 1NY
  • 30th – 31st May: The Egg Theatre, Bath, BA1 1ET

Skydiver: 15 February – 31 May 2024

Further Information:  Xenia Aidonopoulou