Wed 17 Jul

Fathers with Children: Offspring Project

Naïf Production

£5 per person, per session

A unique project for fathers and their children.


  • Wed 17: 5pm – 6.30pm
  • Thu 18 Jul, 5pm – 6.30pm
  • Fri 19 Jul, 5pm – 6.30pm
  • Sat 20 Jul 11am – 12.30pm

This is a chance to work with French artist Sylvain Bouillet and his son Charlie (8 years old) and discover the journey behind the successfully touring, dance duet Des gestes blancs.

This duet evolved through workshops and exploration of movement and gestures which Sylvain and Charlie will share with London families.

The aim of the project is to create new spaces of encounters, different from our daily life, to be and behave playfully and openly with each other in the studio.

Lifting and carrying (as part of a classical pas-de-deux) is an ordinary situation in a parents-child relation. Independent of the child's age, it means mutual support. This physical situation leads us to a playful dimension and questions the notion of link and contact.

Through playing with contact and counterbalances we will explore how to develop a possible equilibrium between a grown up and a child.

Who's this project for?
The Project will use simple movement, no specific skills are required. All children, boys and girls between 4 and 12 years, are welcome, to a sensitive, playful and creative dance experience!

Step into the studio for one session or more and enjoy physical play between you and your child/children. You can do all four days or just the ones that suits.

Bursaries are available. If you would like to apply for a £15 bursary please click HERE.

Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Summer Season 2019

Performance Dates

Family Dance Day 2019

For one day only The Place is jam-packed full of entertaining dance performances, creative workshops and unexpected surprises programmed for children (aged 0-8 years) and their families.