As part of the Big Draw 2017, the dance umbrella company performed their show ‘Origami’, at Trinity Buoy Wharf, to combine the creativity of dance and drawing.
‘Origami’ is part of the Dance Umbrella Festival 2017. Satchie Noro – a gravity-defying dancer with a gently unfurling shipping container, inspired by the Japanese art of Origami.
I was excited to go see it as I love watching (but I can’t, I’ve been told I move to the music in my head then what is being played out loud – was that just a polite way of telling me – girl got no rhythm!) dance and intrigued by the theme origami as I have loved origami since I was a child, my gateway into crafting!
They were performing at my studio space – Trinity Buoy Wharf, so it was a no-brainer to head down to watch the performance.
It was so stunning and mesmerising, I absolutely loved it. I really enjoyed watching all the shapes made by the container and the negative spaces and especially how the dancer danced her way around the shapes and lines. As they put it – a duet with an oblivious container!
A bonus was the London Emirates Air Line cable cars behind forming background lines and moving shapes.
Turns out the performance I watched was their 100th performance of ‘Origami’ – what a treat and congratulations to the whole Dance Umbrella Team.