No alley cat can ever be a ballet cat!
The Crazy Cat Crew love to dance – they groove and they bop, they move and they hop, all night long. Then, one night, Arthur slinks off and discovers something really special; a pair of ballet shoes. He immediately puts them on and goes back to show the gang his new style of dancing. But the other cats laugh Arthur out of town. They soon realize that without Arthur and his unique style, their groove just isn’t so groovy…
“The cat equivalent of Billy Elliot” (The Guardian)
A brand new, engaging, dynamic and exciting dance theatre show based on the vibrant picture book by Fiona Ross. Ballet Cat will be available to tour from Autumn 2018
Created in collaboration with children’s theatre specialists, Travelling Light Theatre and The Egg Theatre, Bath, Ballet Cat promises to be a special introduction to dance theatre for children ages 3+.
Promotional Film: https://vimeo.com/236309160
Flibbertigibbet is very excited to be working with the lovely Fiona Ross to explore adapting her delightful 2013 book, Ballet Cat for the stage. Working with dancers from different disciplines and a live musician, we aim to create a joyful and dynamic introduction to dance theatre, exploring friendship and a celebration of daring to be different!
Initially developed as part of the Incubator scheme at The Egg Theatre, Ballet Cat received a great response from the programmers who attended the Scratch performance in Autumn 2016.
“Great piece of work”
“Great ensemble work”
“Loved the lead character, very funny…would love this at my venue”
Ballet Cat features live music and celebrate a variety of dance styles, with influences from break dance, contemporary and ballet, in a show about friendship, finding your own groove and daring to be different! The Crazy Cats Crew play, slink and twirl in a way that will have the audience bouncing in their seats and eager to dance all the way home!
Flibbertigibbet Theatre is currently booking a tour of Ballet Cat for autumn 2018.
With a cast of 4 dancer/performers, 1 actor/musician and 1 stage manager, the show will be 50 minutes long and suitable for audiences aged 3+.
Performance Space: Width: 10.5m, Depth: 5.9m, Height 6.9m
To book please contact Heidi Vaughan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Stevie Thompson at: email@example.com
(Photos of Tom Power, Bronya Deutsch, Lucy Tuck, Matt Mulligan & James Gow in Incubator Scratch performance, Egg Theatre, Bath 2016)