13 October 2017

‘At the same time it’s a choreographic work, a space, architecture, a sculpture and a monumental machine – matter in motion. ’

Reg ‘Arts Magazine


Event information:

Time: 6pm & 8pm

Duration: 40 minutes

Family friendly: Yes


Origami sees the unlikely pairing of a monumental shipping container and a gravity-defying dancer.

Inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding, this 40 minute, free performance is a breath-holding spectacle where the container gently unfurls, creating a geometric performance space where dancer Satchie Noro dangles from its sharp corners and glides on its vertiginous edges. The container is in continuous movement, oblivious to the mesmerising duet that it is part of.

Created by Paris-based Satchie Noro and Silvain Ohl and with music by Fred Costa, Origami is an outdoor event, suitable for everyone, which takes places in five locations along the Thames. Join us for an astonishing heavy-metal transformation of our cityscape.

Project concept Satchie Noro and Silvain Ohl
Construction Silvain Ohl and Eric Noël
Original music Fred Costa with the voice of Maia Barouh
Costumes Karine De Barbarin
Performer Satchie Noro

Other performance dates:
Wed 11 Oct - Battersea Power Station
Thur 12 Oct - Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula
Sat 14 Oct - The Queen's Garden, Croydon
Sun 15 Oct - Trinity Buoy Wharf

Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with Battersea Power Station, Greenwich Peninsula, Royal Borough of Greenwich/ GDIF/ Visit Greenwich, R|A|R|E, Croydon Council,Trinity Buoy Wharf

Click here to find out more about Dance Umbrella

Access infomation:

There is step-free access between Woolwich Arsenal DLR/train station and Artillery Square. For any questions about access please call 0208 305 1818 or email access@festival.org


Tickets/Booking: Free

No tickets required - just show up!

Location & Map:

ARTILLERY SQUARE Royal Arsenal Riverside SE18 4DX