Get the Whole Family Drawing and Doodling at Déda this June

Déda is excited to welcome The Doodle Dance Show, an interactive story-show which promises to entertain the whole family on Friday 3 June.   

Produced by Greenwich Dance, and created by award-winning performers Anna Williams (Russell Maliphant, La Ribot) and Tom Roden (New Art Club), The Doodle Dance Show will get the whole family drawing, dancing, doodling and story-telling together.

Children and their families are invited to grab a pen and join in the action, as the whole audience comes together to turn a giant piece of paper into a delightfully anarchic world populated by crazy birds, dancing pirates, strange underwater creatures and maybe more…

The work premiered at Greenwich Dance and has since been touring the UK with sell-out shows and has received a fantastic response from all. Tom Roden said: “There are lots of aspects to the experience of the show. It is a theatre piece, dance performance, drawing workshop, dance class, light and music installation, as well as being a party and a bonding experience between families. As teachers and workshop leaders, Anna and I have always had an interest in the power of creativity to engage, stimulate and challenge young people and ultimately change peoples’ lives. We don’t see our work as being for young people particularly – just people.”

The Doodle Dance Show comes to Déda as part of Derby Book Festival; following the success of the first Derby Book Festival in June 2015, the second Festival will take place this summer from 3 – 11 June 2016.

Tickets for The Doodle Dance Show cost £7 and are available from or via the Déda Box Office on 01332 370911. Performances at Déda are on Friday 3 June at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

More information about the show can be found at www.the, and audiences are encouraged to continue their creativity and share their doodles via #thedoodledanceshow on Twitter.

The Doodle Dance Show is commissioned and produced by Greenwich Dance, co-commissioned by DanceEast and South East Dance and supported by Arts Council England and Cambridge Junction. Art material sponsorship by Cass Art.

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