Performances

Club Origami

10 - 20 July | Neilson Studio at Sydney Dance Company

In association with Seven Circles, Sydney Dance Company is thrilled to present our first ever season for pre-school aged children in the Neilson Studio with Club Origami created by Makiko Aoyama, Robert Howat and Takeshi Matsumoto.

Supporting Partner

Club Origami


Dates:   10 – 20 July 2024


Location:    Neilson Studio at Sydney Dance Company


Tickets:    On sale now

Duration:   40 mins + 10 mins stay & play


Age Recommendation:   5 years old and under


All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Rip, fold and scrumple!  

Shall we see what we can make with a single square of paper? 

As you scrunch the paper, see how your imagination begins to dance… 

Dive into the magical world of Club Origami, an immersive and interactive dance show inviting family audiences to create, imagine and explore whole new ways of thinking, playing and moving.

Dance, fashion and live music meet the magic of origami to sweep us up on a spirited and inspiring adventure in a land made purely of paper and play.  

The Australian debut of Club Origami is generously supported by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation.

Performance Dates

WEEK ONE
Wednesday 10 July – 10.30am & 1.30pm
Thursday 11 July – 10.30am
Friday 12 July – 10.30am & 1.30pm
Saturday 13 July – 10.30am & 1.30pm

WEEK TWO
Friday 19 July – 10.30am & 12.30pm
Saturday 20 July – 10.30am & 1.30pm

Club Origami is commissioned and produced by Little Big Dance – a pioneering national initiative creating new dance work for children aged five and under, led by South East Dance in partnership with DanceEast, Take Art and Yorkshire Dance and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England, co-commissioned by Birmingham Hippodrome, Dance Umbrella, Strike-a-light and Spark Arts.

Please note all the paper featured in Club Origami is re-used when possible and then recycled.

Photos by: Summer Dean

Creatives


Dates:   10 – 20 July 2024


Location:    Neilson Studio at Sydney Dance Company


Tickets:    On sale now


Duration:   40 mins + 10 mins stay & play


Age Recommendation:   5 years old and under

Concept: Takeshi Matsumoto
Created and performed by: Makiko Aoyama, Robert Howat, Takeshi Matsumoto
Australian Cast: Ryuichi Fujumura, Reina Takeuchi and Salina Myat
Music: Robert Howat
Dramaturg: Lou Cope
Mentor: Rosie Heafford
Set and lighting designer: Ben Pacey
Costume designer: Giulia Scrimieri
Costume maker: Hania Kosewicz

Neilson Studio


Neilson Studio at Sydney Dance Company
Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, 15 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000


Club Origami will be performed in the Neilson Studio at Sydney Dance Company in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct.

How to get there

Public transport is the best way to get to Sydney Dance Company. You can arrive by train, bus or ferry.

Train
Sydney Dance Company is a 15 minute walk from Circular Quay train station and a 20 minute walk from Wynyard train station.

Bus services
Buses 324 and 325 run from the CBD to Dawes Point, with stops on Hickson Rd just outside Sydney Dance Company. For details please visit Transport NSW or telephone 131 500.

Parking
While on-street metered parking is available, we recommend parking at the following parking stations located nearby:
Bond One​, 26 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Barangaroo Point, entry via Hickson Road
Barangaroo Reserve, 5 Towns Place, Barangaroo

More Information

For more information about the Neilson Studio or Sydney Dance Company, please contact our Box Office via phone +61 2 9221 4811 or email at [email protected].

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Club Origami


Dates:   10 – 20 July 2024


Location:    Neilson Studio at Sydney Dance Company


Tickets:    On sale now

Duration:   40 mins + 10 mins stay & play


Age Recommendation:   5 years old and under


All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Rip, fold and scrumple!  

Shall we see what we can make with a single square of paper? 

As you scrunch the paper, see how your imagination begins to dance… 

Dive into the magical world of Club Origami, an immersive and interactive dance show inviting family audiences to create, imagine and explore whole new ways of thinking, playing and moving.

Dance, fashion and live music meet the magic of origami to sweep us up on a spirited and inspiring adventure in a land made purely of paper and play.  

The Australian debut of Club Origami is generously supported by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation.

Performance Dates

WEEK ONE
Wednesday 10 July – 10.30am & 1.30pm
Thursday 11 July – 10.30am
Friday 12 July – 10.30am & 1.30pm
Saturday 13 July – 10.30am & 1.30pm

WEEK TWO
Friday 19 July – 10.30am & 12.30pm
Saturday 20 July – 10.30am & 1.30pm

Club Origami is commissioned and produced by Little Big Dance – a pioneering national initiative creating new dance work for children aged five and under, led by South East Dance in partnership with DanceEast, Take Art and Yorkshire Dance and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England, co-commissioned by Birmingham Hippodrome, Dance Umbrella, Strike-a-light and Spark Arts.

Please note all the paper featured in Club Origami is re-used when possible and then recycled.

Photos by: Summer Dean

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Creatives


Dates:   10 – 20 July 2024


Location:    Neilson Studio at Sydney Dance Company


Tickets:    On sale now


Duration:   40 mins + 10 mins stay & play


Age Recommendation:   5 years old and under

Concept: Takeshi Matsumoto
Created and performed by: Makiko Aoyama, Robert Howat, Takeshi Matsumoto
Australian Cast: Ryuichi Fujumura, Reina Takeuchi and Salina Myat
Music: Robert Howat
Dramaturg: Lou Cope
Mentor: Rosie Heafford
Set and lighting designer: Ben Pacey
Costume designer: Giulia Scrimieri
Costume maker: Hania Kosewicz

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Neilson Studio


Neilson Studio at Sydney Dance Company
Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, 15 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000


Club Origami will be performed in the Neilson Studio at Sydney Dance Company in the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct.

How to get there

Public transport is the best way to get to Sydney Dance Company. You can arrive by train, bus or ferry.

Train
Sydney Dance Company is a 15 minute walk from Circular Quay train station and a 20 minute walk from Wynyard train station.

Bus services
Buses 324 and 325 run from the CBD to Dawes Point, with stops on Hickson Rd just outside Sydney Dance Company. For details please visit Transport NSW or telephone 131 500.

Parking
While on-street metered parking is available, we recommend parking at the following parking stations located nearby:
Bond One​, 26 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Barangaroo Point, entry via Hickson Road
Barangaroo Reserve, 5 Towns Place, Barangaroo

More Information

For more information about the Neilson Studio or Sydney Dance Company, please contact our Box Office via phone +61 2 9221 4811 or email at [email protected].