Silly Sports and Stuff summer 2012
Crazy champions hosted events for children such as Barmy Biking, Crazy Slalom, and Graceful Gymnastics throughout the summer. Children met champions of the three legged event, the chicken walk and slow motion 100 metres race. There was an opportunity to win medals and to work as a team.
Hectic Hula Hooping anf Graceful Gymnastics
Jubilee Jabber 6.6.2012
Story telling workshops at St John's and Highwoods Community Centre.
Barmy Biking and Outrageous Sporting at the Young Children's Festival 2012 and the Tour Series 2012
Two clown like characters dancing, singing and performing on excercise bikes. As part of the performance the audience is also invited to ‘warm up’ and participate in our outrageous sporting event.
The Fling - Central Park July 2011
An interactive durational performance which adapts to site and event requirements. Artistry allows the audience to experience a slice of Paris in 1900's through the eyes of female artists.
'Talk To Me'
Talk to me is an interactive site generic piece, which adapts to the site it uses, and the needs of the event.
Performed at The Children's Festival, Colchester; The Three Foot Festival, Chelmsford and Artside, Southend.
Halfords Tour Series - Castle Park June 2011
Mini Cycle and Seek presented by sisters Clara and Cara Collector.
Chinese Lantern making in Asia
Cara being a little naughty!
Guardian of the Tree
19th March 2011 Chelmsford Town Centre
This activity was part of the Jibber Jabber Festival– A Series of Happenings, all telling a story.
Jibber Jabber is managed by Chelmsford Borough Council Cultural Events Team and led by Mike Dodsworth, Essex Storytelling Laureate.
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The Humble Tree
A warrior am I, reaching for the sky.
Clothed in leafy armour, ready for the battle cry,
Tall and domineering.
Rough and knotty bark,
Notice my mark.
The Guardian has been there a long time, as long as the tree itself. She has seen many things in her time alongside the ancient tree and has many stories to tell.
Along with her stories is an opportunity to celebrate the ancient tree and create a new story by dressing it to tell it how special it is to us.
Artistry - Chelmsford Arts Trail Sept 2010
Footprints takes a taste of Paris' Nineteenth Century Bohemian lifestyle to the Meadows Shopping Centre in Chelmsford.
Art work in the Meadows Centre
Tour of Britain - Colchester Sept 2010
Footprints were invited to the Tour of Britain to perform 'Whizz, whirl and Brrm...brmm!' and to provide some workshops in willow sculpture and to encourage visitors to create some poetry entitled 'I love My Bike'.
Whizz, Whirl, Brmm...Brmm!! - The Fling July 2010
A quirky performance involving exercise bikes.
Window Shopping - Aug 2009
Something to make passers by stop and watch but not necessarily shop. The desire to acquire seems to be so strong within us that many people spend many hours looking in shop windows. This performance challenges the audience to stop and watch and to interact with what they see. It is said that what we see and like when window-shopping is a 'reflection of what we wish to be'. The performance starts as a window dressing and becomes something much more as we journey with the objects into a world of what we 'wish to be': August 2009 - Slack Space
Have You got what I'm Looking For?: Oct 08
The Ancient Lights at Chelmsford was the venue for this site specific production. An evening out for Ruby who awaits a blind date that never turns up. Ruby is persuaded by friend Scarlet to share her poem with an open mic audience and chat to other possible dates. As the evening wears on both Scarlet and Ruby realise that it is hopeless and in an effort to get themselves a date decide to grow their own man. Finally giving in Scarlet and Ruby follow a real life man and try to entice him to give them his bunch of flowers.
‘Footprints Theatre Company spun an intricate web of casual interventions around the Cabaret. A lot of work had obviously gone into these seemingly effortless performances. The audience were treated to the abandoned bride-to-be at her hen night, sadly trying to share her jelly with anyone; the young man devilishly presenting the women in the bar with a flower as he chatted them up; the eager young lady trying to find and grow a man and her harlot companion, who had been playing around with the bride-to-be’s fiancé! The interventions were delicately performed; without detracting from the performers on stage, they were able to make their mark and be seen. There was a good mixture of public performances, when the whole bar was allowed the voyeuristic delight of watching other people’s drama unfold, with a healthy dose of private performances, when the actors mingled in the room, speaking to one or two people at a time.
Footprints Theatre Company’s production of ‘Have You got What I’m Looking For’, was a welcome addition to the Cabaret, planting little nuggets of fun throughout the evening.'
Meet Rosie Green and her garden. learn about the things that live and grow in her garden. This interactive performance allows young children an opportunity for hands on experience in seed planting, tasting fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables and a flower making activity. There is also an opportunity to learn a song. Green Fingers covers many of the speaking and listening objectives at KS1 and the Early years goals.The interactive performance aims to teach young children the value of gardening, the environment and healthy living.