Windibops is a 50 minute rib-tickling, inclusive and fun dance theatre piece for children and their families aged 5 -100. Volta Flatulence, Caroline Windybottom and Daisy Parphead invite you into the Windibops laboratory to investigate flatulence (yes we mean farts) and if it has an impact on global warming. Three talented performers manoevre in this comical, fun world to combine high quality dance, humour and some strange sounds, smells and amusing characters.
Moving lab tables, fart jars, cows and test tubes all create this colourful interactive experience. Windibops promises to bring dance and science together in a mesmerising ball of fun. During the R&D we collaborated with a real Professor Windibops called Professor John Wallace from Aberdeen University whose research aims are “to understand the microorganisms and processed, so that we can change their activities for environmental and health benefits.” For more information see:http://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/research/john-wallace.php
We have also been working with Mr Barry Pringle from City and Islington College in London who taught us experiments which all feed into the show.
Windibops is highly interactive and sections include live experiments (silly and serious), illustration of digestion and if you are desperate we have a fartline for all your farting troubles. The original soundtrack includes sounds of our inner workings along with lab sounds and beats.
The show brings real science to children in a fun and colourful way, and one thing is for sure you, will be leaving the theatre being more aware of your guffing action.
It is a fun and playful dance theatre experiment for children and adults alike……. Children loved the experiments, audience interaction and the subject matter of Farts. The inclusive company ignited children’s imagination using original movement, contemporary dance and text.- Kerry Andrews, Artistic Director artsdepot
Windibops is co-produced by Candoco Dance Company, co-commissioned by Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership, supported by artsdepot and Pavillion Dance South West, with Grants for the Arts funding from Arts Council England. In 2014 Windibops was also supported by Citymoves in Aberdeen and Company of Angels.