Tuckshop Dance theatre
Dance AND DIGITAL Theatre
Tuckshop Dance Theatre is a UK based Dance Theatre company that make work in co-design with the audiences in which we serve. Our work uses dance, digital media and a range of artistic disciplines to communicate to young people and family audiences.
We are driven by imagined futures for culture, and the confluence of dance and digital. With well being at the heart of what we do, we are curious about what young people need and how they can help to shape this rapidly evolving world to create the world they want to see. We work to address these questions, to over come challenges, and generate new possibilities for dance, play, and interaction, cultural learning, and curriculum development in physical and digital contexts.
Tuckshop Dance Theatre provide a creative platform for youth voice, to shape identity, pride in place, to inspire and to empower children and young people to make positive life choices. We create opportunities for young people to affirm culture, explore heritage, to learn from others and better understand the world around them.
Our learning and engagement nurtures young people's health and well- being, boosts confidence and self- esteem, creates opportunities for play, with the vision to contribute to developing thriving citizens and future young creatives. We provide a safe space for children and young people to discover who they are and what they want to say to the world. Our performance work reflects the world around us, absurd, wonderful, and paradoxical. We take our performance work to zoos, amusement parks, youth centres, out door spaces, theatres, museums, galleries, pop up venues, libraries, schools, colleges and online.
Tuckshop Dance Theatre was formed in 2016, by Lauren Tucker. The company is supported by Arts Council England.
"Art should always continue to build on what has come before and what is concurrent; it has a responsibility to mediate and to pioneer. In the case of technology, innovation offers opportunities to reimagine the familiar. Ultimately, the tools an artist decides to use is up to them - there are no rules after all."