SLiDE / Unexpected Item
'Unexpected Item' is a multi-layered intergenerational dance performance with a cast of local disabled and non-disabled dancers. In the age of reduce/reuse/recycle vs bigger/better/more the piece is about consumerism, raising deeper questions about productivity, power and knowledge.
In 2013 SLiDE created 'Unexpected Item' and we are redeveloping the piece for our 10th anniversary. Although a time for celebration, uncertainty hangs heavy in the air...what does the future hold?
Concept and creation: Anita Wadsworth and Gemma Coldicott
Funded by: Arts Council England, Croydonites Festival
Meridian High & The Pappy Show
Students from Meridian High School in New Addington will be supporting SLiDE with a work made in collaboration with The Pappy Show. The Pappy Show is a London based physical theatre company who create distinctive and critically acclaimed productions and lead inclusive workshops rooted in kindness. This work made with Meridian High, draws on the experiences of the students involved and is the result of an intensive series of workshops. We are delighted to bring this outstanding company to Croydon to work with young people in the borough.
What people have said about The Pappy Show’s work Boys:
“Blown away by the sheer electricity of the pappyshow’s boys” Frantic Assembly
"a joyous, life-affirming show." The Reviews Hub
Photo Credits: Sophie Stanford