Out of the Deep Blue

Out of the Deep Blue is a mid-scale outdoor performance featuring a 13-foot Sea Giant Puppet and a contemporary dancer, inspired by the themes of the climate emergency and the biodiversity crisis.This spectacle is designed specifically for family and festival audiences and tells the magical story of Eko, a sea giant who rises from the deep ocean and encounters, on the shore, a little girl called Violet.The show is presented in 2 parts: a 25-minute promenade of the giant puppet interacting with its environment and the audience and a 25-minute dance theatre duet as a static performance.

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.

‘Out of the Deep Blue’ exists as a two-part performance; one 20-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.

Audience Comments

"The large puppet from 'Out of the Deep Blue' kept audiences mesmerised with the inspirational dance movement and haunting music of the sea, reflecting its power, danger and mystery."
Audience Member
"The large puppet from 'Out of the Deep Blue' kept audiences mesmerised with the inspirational dance movement and haunting music of the sea, reflecting its power, danger and mystery.”
Review Culture (Grimsby Telegraph)
"The other especially impressive spectacle was entitled Out of the Deep Blue by Autin Dance. The show was a combination of dance and puppetry on a level worthy of comparison to Handspring’s War Horse at the National Theatre. […] The charming, wordless storytelling managed to convey excitement, enthusiasm and emotion."
Review Culture

Show Credits

Director/Choreographer:

Johnny Autin

Associate Producer:

Annalise Cowan

Composer:

Richard Shrewsbury

Dramaturg:

Neus Gil Cortes

Creative Manager:

Mathew Chambers

Puppet Designer:

Mr Cleaver’s Monsters

Cast Members:

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.

BSL Interpreter:

Rachael Veazey

Costume Designer:

Stewart Charlesworth & Megan Nix

Photographer:

Dani Bower & Marcin Sz

Audio Descriptions:

Bruce Tetlow

Outdoor Arts Consultant:

Adam Towndrow

Music:

EIF Sound and Music

Puppetry Consultant:

Ben Thompson

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Download the Easy Read Guide

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Audio Description Links and Accessibility Blurb

Pre-recorded audio description files are available for blind and visually impaired audiences to listen to.

Please note that the show doesn’t contain any text or spoken word. All the storytelling is expressed through movement and physicality.Touch Tours prior to the live performances are available (to be organised in advance between promoter and show director [email protected]

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Audio Notes

Audio notes (for listening before the show)

Full Synchronised Audio Description

Full synchronised audio description (for streaming or download to listen during the performance)