The nights may be drawing in and the mornings will soon be frosty. Yes, Winter is drawing near…
But in November there will be an event especially for children and families which will bring happiness and sunshine to your day!
On Saturday 5th November from 10.30 – 11.30am there will be a Tiny Steps Performance of ‘Peter Pan Gone Urban’ at Redland Park United Reformed Church which is aimed at children aged 0 – 8 and their families (older siblings are welcome, too!).
In this Tiny Steps Performance the classic tale of Peter Pan will be transformed and given a modern-day twist and will include an unusual fusion of break dance, folk dance and ballet! The performance will also contain an important message that friendship saves the day…
As with all Tiny Steps Performances, this show will be relaxed and interactive with all children in the audience actively encouraged to join in, exploring musicality and to learn an easy dance routine!
Children will have the chance to join in with the dancers and learn some simple dance steps and movement games, too. Parents can also join in if they wish!
‘Peter Pan Gone Urban’ is a result of the collaboration of Bristol-based dance companies, OvDa Dance Company founded by Svetlana Ovsyannikova, South West Dance Theatre and Theatre Company 57.
Ben Nash brings this amazing familiar story to life with the help of Anna Demming and Ben Nash’s collaboration. The story has five dancers coming together to perform this urban fairy tale for the little audience.
Tiny Steps Performances were created by mum, Svetlana Ovsyannikova, who lives in Bristol with her husband Ben and 2-year-old girl, Amaya.
Many Bristol Mum readers will also know Svetlana through Dance Mums: classes for mums and toddlers at The Elephant House on Thursday mornings and at KudaCan on Monday mornings.
Svetlana is a professional dancer who first started dancing in her native country of Russia at the age of 6. She later performed in Eastern Russia and China with a professional dance company, while gaining her BS in Linguistics, Translation and Interpretation.
Svetlana then moved to New York where she continued to dance, additionally achieving a BA in Dance and Choreography.
Svetlana founded OvDa dance company in 2011 and created multiple works in contemporary dance. Within a few months OvDa branched out and started to teach as well as create and perform their own work.
Under OvDa’s umbrella Tiny Steps performances was created primarily to inspire, share passion for dance and to merge the gap between performers and audience at dance performances.
Becoming a mum enhanced Svetlana’s desire to spread her love for observing joyful little smiles after they watch dance, listen to the story and respond to the music – Tiny Steps Performances provides and combines all that!
Being a linguist and a dance artist Svetlana is very interested in linguistic and cognitive development of children from the very early stage of their lives. It is well-known that the benefits of such influence and exposure as to Tiny Steps Performances is simply a recipe for happy and curious children.
Following the performance, Svetlana will be serving families tea, coffee, squash and delicious home-made cakes.
As with all Tiny Steps performances, Peter Pan Gone Urban will be great fun for all of the family and is a performance not to be missed!
Tickets for Peter pan Gone Urban cost £12.50 for a family of four. If you would like to book tickets you can do so by clicking here.
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