Alternative Stage

Children's performances


Xenia Aidonopoulou, Georgia Tegou
Dance theatre for babies and parents
  • 14, 15, 16 Oct 2022

Dance theatre for babies and parents - Greek premiere

Greek National Opera Alternative Stage
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Further performances: February, March 2023

Aco-productionof theGNO Alternative Stage

Starts at 10.00, 11.30, 13.00|

In the new dance theatre show created by mothers and artists Xenia Aidonopoulou and Georgia Tegou, babies aged a few months to two years old and their grown-ups are taken on a magical journey into the deep blue sea, seated on family islands.

The show vividly brings to life the journey of a ballerina as she wakes from a dreamy sleep and finds herself in the ocean, a comforting world of blue lights and bubbles. As she explores her gorgeous new home, she meets an octopus -and the pair quickly form a loving friendship beneath the waves, dancing a duet to a twinkling soundtrack that features some familiar melodies...

The multi-sensory show Underwater, created with care and consideration for the precious experience of a baby's first show by a distinguished Greek-British creative team and coming to the GNO Alternative Stage after its sold-out premiere at Watford Palace Theatre earlier this year, is sure to engage and stimulate your baby's imagination and to offer a magical memory-making and bonding time for all kinds of families.

The production is made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) [] to enhance the Greek National Opera's artistic outreach.

Concept, stage directors:
Xenia Aidonopoulou, Georgia Tegou

Jeph Vanger

Design consultant, costume designer:
Mayou Trikerioti

Lighting designer:
Ed Saunders

Puppet Consultant:
Alison Alexander

Creative Producer:
Lia Prentaki

Featuring:EleftheriaAgapaki,Margarita Kostoglou,Alexandra Rogovska

Commissioned by Belfast Children's Festival, Watford Palace Theatre and The Lowry, Salford.
Supported through public funding by Arts Council of England.

- For a limited number of audience members

-Ticket prices:15for each infant accompanied by a parent,12for any other extra audience member.


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Children under 6 years old are not allowed (4 years old for children's performances).

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