Out of the Deep Blue

Autin Dance Theatre

Dance, Family, Puppetry, Walkabout

OᑌT Oᖴ TᕼE ᗪEEᑭ ᗷᒪᑌE is an outdoor physical theatre performance featuring a large-scale Sea Giant Puppet operated by five puppeteers and a female contemporary dancer, inspired by the themes of the climate emergency and the biodiversity crisis.

About Out of the Deep Blue

This spectacle is designed specifically for family and festival audiences and tells the magical story of EKO the sea giant who rises from the deep ocean and encounters, on the shore, a little girl called ᐯIOᒪET.

The choreography is a larger-than-life ‘pas de deux’ using dance theatre and movement as storytelling tools and is set to a mesmerising musical soundscape.

OᑌT Oᖴ TᕼE ᗪEEᑭ ᗷᒪᑌE made its debut tour in Summer 2021 visiting 21 festivals over 36 dates across the UK. It exists as a two-part performance; one 25-minute-long promenade of the giant puppet interacting with its environment and the audience, and one 25-minute dance theatre duet located at a set performance space.

UK and International tour booking available for 2022/2023.

Watch the Out of the Deep Blue ‘How to Make Your Own Puppet At Home’ series of online tutorials on their YouTube Channel.

Audio Description and Easy Read Guide are available on Autin Dance Theatre’s website.

About Autin Dance Theatre

Autin Dance Theatre is an innovative and interdisciplinary touring dance theatre company based in Birmingham (UK), established since 2013 under the helm of director/choreographer Johnny Autin. Autin Dance Theatre is a collaborative and project-based arts organisation that produces engaging artistic performances and provides extensive learning & participation programmes in the community.

AutinDT’s mission is to inspire, educate and instigate positive social changes by delivering world-class multi-disciplinary arts activities. Since 2013, they have built a strong reputation for their work internationally with highly acclaimed productions including A Posi+ive Life, Queer Words, Dystopia, Pathos, TZ Project and Square One.

For more information on Autin Dance Theatre’s website here.

Creative / Production credits

Director/Choreographer: Johnny Autin
Puppet Designer: Mr Cleaver’s Monsters
Puppetry Consultant: Ben Thompson
Outdoor Arts Consultant: Adam Towndrow
Associate Producer: Annalise Cowan
Creative Manager: Mathew Chambers
Music: EIF Sound and Music
Performers/Puppeteers: Cameron Everitt, Domonic Ramsden, Frankie Hickman, George Perez, Laura Kenyon, Leanne Vincent, Mathew Chambers, Oliver Davis, Patrick Webster, Sarah Butler, Stephanie Bentley, Thomas Norman, and Yuki Chung
Audio Description: Bruce Tetlow
Dramaturg: Neus Gil Cortes
Photographers: Dani Bower & Marcin Sz
Image credits: Dani Bower, Peter Loperman

Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

Funding, commissioning and partner credits: Autin Dance Theatre presents OᑌT Oᖴ TᕼE ᗪEEᑭ ᗷᒪᑌE with the support of Arts Council EnglandMidlands Arts Centre – MAC101 Outdoor ArtsDéda Derby (Offsite affiliate partners AppetiteBirmingham HippodromeDerby Festé & Wild RumpusBirmingham City CouncilDanceXchange and Without Walls Blueprint R&D support. #outofthedeepblue