About Plastic Paradiso

A Pavilion Dance South West Production

There was once a wide, windswept place, near nowhere and close to forgotten, that was filled with things that nobody wanted...

This gentle and timely dance theatre show for children and their grown-ups tells a story about resilience and friendship, whilst raising awareness about plastic in our oceans.

A touching story with hope at its heart, Plastic Paradiso is based on the children's book 'The Tin Forest'. Set on a barren, plastic-filled island, it tells the story of a lone inhabitant who befriends and helps an injured bird so it can fly again. The bird returns to the island with a seed to rewild the island and gives new meaning to their friendship.

Choreographer and performer Claire Benson is committed to the environment. Using recycled rubbish and through a series of beach clean ups, she has collected all the materials to build her set. Claire reimagines our household plastic as simple props using puppetry and dance.

To accompany the show Plastic Paradiso on Thursday 2 November, Pavilion Dance South West are offering a FREE craft workshop for children after the show. There are limited spaces so click HERE to book your space now!

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