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Skydiver by Xenia Aidonopoulou

Event type: Festival
Skydiver by Xenia Aidonopoulou (c) Nikolas Louka Part of: Encounters Festival: Children & Their Grown Ups | October 2023

Sat 28 Oct, 10:30am

Pay As You Feel

Venue: Yorkshire Dance

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Event Details

Skydiver by Xenia Aidonopoulou | 10.30-11.10am


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 for families.

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.

Greek dance artist, dramaturg and director Xenia Aidonopoulou makes visually compelling dance-theatre filled with wonder and imagination that will captivate even the youngest audience members.

All ages welcome. Aimed at ages 3-5 years.

This a relaxed performance.

Find us and access

The entrance to Yorkshire Dance is opposite BBC Leeds, full details of how to find Yorkshire Dance can be found here.

Our building is fully accessible, baby changing, a quiet space and room to leave prams are available during the festival. Chest feeding is welcome throughout the venue. Full access information for Yorkshire Dance is available here.

Yorkshire Dance aims to be an accessible and inclusive place for all. This means you will be welcomed by our staff. We create a ‘braver space’, where you feel able to express yourself in a supportive and empowering way. You will be treated with respect by Yorkshire Dance staff and we expect and encourage everyone at Encounters to do the same. Learn more here.

Skydiver uses a small amount of flashing lights, haze, and the sound of thunderclaps.

About Pay As You Feel

At Yorkshire Dance, we’re committed to making our work affordable for everyone so all our events are Pay As You Feel. When booking you can either click on one of the suggested amounts or you can enter your own amount. If you cannot afford to pay anything you are very welcome to attend simply enter £0 as you checkout.

Once you have booked your ticket your name is added to our register. Just head to the welcome desk at Yorkshire Dance at least 10 minutes before your event to sign in.


About Encounters Children & Their Grown Ups

This is a pay as you feel event as part of Encounters Children & Their Grown Ups. Taking place at Yorkshire Dance, this one-day festival invites us to explore the imaginations and playfulness in all of us.

View the full festival programme here.


Credits: Concept & Direction Xenia Aidonopoulou, Created with and performed by Lydia Walker & (JJ) William James/ Yu-Chien Cheng & Philip Hulford, Music Composition Jonny Pilcher, Costume Design Mayou Trikerioti, Puppet & ‘Clouds’ Design Alison Alexander, Scenography Xenia Aidonopoulou, Alison Alexander, Mayou Trikerioti, Lighting Design Chris Burr, Xenia Aidonopoulou, Creative Producer Lia Prentaki, Production Manager Chris Burr, Costume Maker Caroline Husband.

Images: Skydiver by Xenia Aidonopoulou © Nikolas Louka

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