Keep Up!

Developed in partnership with Yorkshire’s Cultural Olympiad programme imove, Paper Planes present Keep Up! a unique promenade performance that aims to open up a magical Mad-Hatter-esque world of sport a-whirling with heady storytelling for primary school children aged 7-11. Keep Up! offers fun and frolics for all the family that matches games, challenges, races and all things Olympic with the theatrical and creative, thrashing through oft-supposed divide between sport and the arts.Jammed with vibrant colours, dizzyingly exciting tales and a generous heaping of good old silliness.

Keep Up! sees athletes, gods, animals and mythical creatures take you on an interactive journey through the five continents symbolised in the Olympic rings. Incorporating elements of film, movement, performance and art, Keep Up! will provide a truly multisensory and up-to-the-minute platform through which to encourage kids to abandon their X-boxes and switch off the TV in favour of sport, exercise and outdoor play.

Written by Anna James

Reviews

‘And what a journey! During the 60-minute interactive performance the enthusiastic cast guided their young (and not so young) audience members around a series of installations designed to represent the five continents symbolised by the Olympic rings. Each stop on the tour incorporated an activity; making dream catchers, having a go at the ‘hurdles’ and playing makeshift instruments to name but a few. The cast interacted freely with the audience, never once slipping out of character, and encouraged the shyer participants to join in with the fun.’

York Press

‘Jammed with vibrant colours, dizzyingly exciting tales and a generous heaping of good old silliness, Keep Up!, written by Six Lips’ Anna James, will see athletes, gods, animals and mythical creatures take you on an interactive journey through the five continents symbolised in the Olympic rings. Incorporating elements of film, movement, performance and art, Keep Up! will provide a truly multisensory and up-to-the-minute platform through which to encourage kids to abandon their X-boxes and switch off the TV in favour of sport, exercise and outdoor play.’

One and Other