into the water 

Into the Water is a foot-stomping, hand-tapping show set in a magical wasteland, where anything is possible and friendship is everything. Packed with dance and percussion, this playful hour sees hands and feet fly at breathtaking speed, in a cheerful jumble of rhythmic precision and folk-filled fun.

 

Drawing inspiration from the story of Líf and Lífþrasir, the only survivors of the nordic mythological apocalypse, this modern retelling unfolds when two strangers find their feet through made-up games and toe-tapping fun. For adults and children aged 4+

Originally commissioned and produced by Coreo Cymru in partnership with Theatr Iolo and supported by the Arts Council of Wales Lottery Fund.

Choreographed / performed by Suzanne Cleary & Peter Harding

Produced by Coreo Cymru and Jonny Reed

Projection design by Jonny Reed

Lighting design by Hristo Takov

Set and costume by Eleri Lloyd 

Duration: 55 minutes

Dancing that is precise and polished, delivered with spontaneous zest

The Times

Inventive construction, clear pacing

and joyous performances

The Irish Times

Straight up one of the best kids

shows I’ve ever seen

Fest Mag

1/1
reviews

“Brimming with rhythm and neat, fast footwork…this is dancing that is

precise and polished, delivered with spontaneous zest” 

The Times

****

"Inventive construction, clear pacing and joyous performances

means the show created for children never flags"

The Irish Times

 

****

“Brilliant and original…Glittering with more homemade inventions and

brassy-coloured toys than an 80s sci-fi movie”

The List

****

"A highly sensory experience of projected lights, music, and rhythmic dance routines that keeps the

attention of even the youngest children who peer forward on their seats

and whisper in amazement to their parents”

Edinburgh Festival Magazine

****

"A real combination of theatre, music, dance and atmospheric lighting makes

this production a pure pleasure to watch. Up & Over it are a class act"

meg.ie

****

“An absolute delight...a great exhibition of dance and theatre...

If you get a chance to go, then please do, you will not regret it" 

One4Review 

****

 “Psychedelic and beautiful...a delight for all the senses...

Great for all ages and truly beautiful"

Arts Award Voice 

"Universally appealing, from young children to

middle aged 80’s electro-pop fans!

...absolutely brilliant!"

Primary Times

"This was straight up one of the best

kids shows I’ve ever seen”

Fest Mag

Tour dates
 
2019

May 12, 2019

- May 19, 2019

FAIRYTALE THEATRE

SUZHOU, CHINA

May 19, 2019

- May 26, 2019

THE A.S.K. (ART SPACE FOR KIDS)

HANGZHOU, CHINA

May 26, 2019

- Jun 02, 2019

LITTLE DREAMER THEATRE

ZHENGZHOU, CHINA

Jun 02, 2019

- Jun 09, 2019

KUNMING THEATRE

KUNMING, CHINA

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2018

Mar 08, 2018

- Apr 01, 2018

THE A.S.K. (ART SPACE FOR KIDS)

SHANGHAI, CHINA

Apr 05, 2018

- Apr 22, 2018

THE A.S.K. (ART SPACE FOR KIDS)

BEIJING, CHINA

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2017

Apr 06, 2017

- Apr 08, 2017

CHAPTER

CARDIFF, WALES

Apr 08, 2017

- Apr 10, 2017

THEATR BRYCHEINIOG

BRECON, WALES

Apr 10, 2017

- Apr 12, 2017

THE HAFREN THEATRE

NEWTOWN, WALES

Apr 17, 2017

- Apr 19, 2017

THE RIVERFRONT

NEWPORT, WALES

Apr 20, 2017

- Apr 22, 2017

WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE

CARDIFF, WALES

Apr 22, 2017

2:30 PM

WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE

SALE, ENGLAND

 

May 05, 2017

- May 07, 2017

HUANGMEIXI ARTS CENTRE

ANQING, CHINA

 

May 12, 2017

- May 14, 2017

ORDOS GREAT THEATRE

ORDOS, CHINA

 

May 20, 2017

3:00 PM

PAVILLION DANCE SOUTH WEST

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND

May 28, 2017

- May 30, 2017

IMAGINATE INTL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

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2016

Mar 15, 2016

1.45PM

BRITISH DANCE EDITION

NEWPORT, WALES

May 29, 2016

- Jun 05, 2016

SPEIGELTENT: BOSCO

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND

Aug 10, 2016

- Aug 21, 2016

THESPACE: SURGEON'S HALL

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND