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Paper Playground is a stimulating experience set on a large paper carpet, created especially for children five and under that is full of dancing, drawing, live music and projections. Fully immersive, Paper Playground welcomes children as true creative collaborators.

Exploring the theme of water with boats, fishes, crabs and sharks, performers use sensory devices and invitations to roll, fall, draw, breathe - to intrigue children into moving with the performers.

Vancouver-based choreographer Julie Lebel, and her Foolish Operations Ensemble/Dancing the Parenting project, create community engaged dances with and for babies, toddlers, children and their caregivers. Paper Playground is designed to be a unique opportunity to share a special moment of discovery for children and their parents/caregivers.

Paper Playground proudly premiered at the Surrey International Children Festival: thank you kids' fest for sparking the whole idea and helping to make this work for the very young possible. We greatly appreciate your support.

Paper Playground is a playful and interactive dance performance where children are free to join in and explore, because that's what young ones do best!

Best presented in a studio or multi-purpose room setting, with a wall or screen for projections and gym mats on 3 sides to sit around the paper carpet. The technical rider can be found on our webpage. Paper Playground can be presented twice or 3 times/day, max 20 children/performance, no maximum for adults. We recommend offering Paper Playground to groups of children 18months to 3yrs or 3yrs to 5yrs old.

A parent testimony...
"I was struck at how clever the construction and pacing of the show matched my 3 1/2 year-old's development. She seemed to enjoy moving, drawing and exploring the sensory aspects of the paper with the performers, as well as enthusiastically returning to sit with me or other children when invited, to engage as a watcher."

Live Performance Link: Click Here

Home Base: British Columbia


Foolish Operations
Julie Lebel

Vancouver, BC


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