About Skydiver

Prepare to soar through the fluffy clouds where flocks of birds and butterflies flutter. Explore the dream-like world that waits above us, in this multi-sensory dance experience for families.

Take your little ones on a magical journey with Skydiver and experience how movement, sound and stunning visuals bring whimsical characters to life in an enchanting encounter in the skies.

Greek dance artist, dramaturg and director Xenia Aidonopoulou makes visually compelling dance-theatre works filled with wonder and imagination that will captivate even the youngest audience members.

This event is part of Dance Umbrella Festival 2023, running from Fri 6 - Tue 31 October.
Dance Umbrella is London’s international dance festival, taking place every October across the capital and online. Find out more danceumbrella.co.uk

Presented by Little Big Dance
Co-commissioned by Dance Umbrella

Skydiver is a Little Big Dance commission, led by South East Dance, in partnership with Dance East, Yorkshire Dance and Take Art. Little Big Dance is funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England. Co-commissioned by Dance Umbrella and Strike a Light Festival. Presented as part of the Orbital Touring Network in partnership with Unicorn Theatre and Team London Bridge, Stanley Arts, The Place, Studio 3 Arts and Watermans Arts Centre.


Sat 21 Oct

Under 18s £12.50 / Adults £16.50

This show uses a small amount of flashing lights and haze, and the sound of thunderclaps.


  • Philip Hulford
  • Lydia Walker

Creative Team

  • Concept & Direction Xenia Aidonopoulou
  • Music Composition Jonny Pilcher
  • Costume Design Mayou Trikerioti
  • Puppet & 'Clouds’ Design Alison Alexander
  • Scenography Xenia Aidonopoulou, Alison Alexander, Mayou Trikerioti
  • Lighting Design Chris Burr, Xenia Aidonopoulou
  • Creative Producer Lia Prentaki
  • Production Manager Chris Burr
  • Costume Maker Caroline Husband
  • Prop Maker Mavi Curiel