Second Hand Dance: Touch

Join Second Hand Dance and watch the show on Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 Nov

The Power of Touch in a Digital Age

Second Hand Dance share three pieces of inspiration behind their new show 'Touch'

Read on for three sources of inspiration Second Hand Dance used when creating their new show, Touch.

The gentle performance for 0-3 year olds has been developed to explore the power of dance and how the power of touch connects, contains and stimulates. 

Research and development of Touch was supported by Polka Theatre, developed through the Hopper Early Years scheme with the support of Take Art, Surrey Arts, China Plate, Arts Partnership Surrey, and Paul
Hamlyn Foundation.


The Podcast

Touch – The Forgotten Sense with Professor
Francis McGlone

In this thought-provoking podcast from Dr Chatterjee's Feel Better, Live More series, world-leading researcher Professor Francis McGlone explains the importance of touch for humans and the devastating consequences of not receiving it.

Podcast Image and Link

The Baby Laughter Project 

In addition to their research, The Baby Project
offers a platform to discuss developmental questions. Reflecting on whether babies should be tickled they said 'Babies love games and they love people and 
when we play games with them they are not just
having fun they are also learning from us. Tickling
can be a great game to play with a baby. I think
that most babies, most of the time will really
enjoy it.'


The Study
The more you hug your kids, the more
their brain develops

A new study exploring the role of oxytocin, and its impact on embryonic brain development, highlights
the role it plays in physiological processes including
stress, growth, and reproduction.


Touch will be performed on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November at 10.30am and 1.30pm. The morning performances are designed for 'pre-walkers' as they are gentler in nature and offer a quiet opportunity
for children aged 4 months until walking. The afternoon performances are designed for 'walkers' and
those bringing children of multiple ages and abilities. Tickets can be purchased online or via our Box
Office on 01332 370911. 



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