Out of the Deep Blue

Autin Dance Theatre



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 is touring in Summer 2021 and 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.

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 visit their website here.

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

Creative / Production credits

Director/Choreographer: Johnny Autin
Puppet Designer: Mr Cleaver’s Monsters
Puppetry Expert: Ben Thompson

Independent Outdoor Arts Specialist: Adam Towndrow
Performers/Puppeteers: Yana Penrose, Joe Perou, Fred Davis, Chris Radford, Emily Cooper & Frankiee Hickman
Associate Producer: Annalise Cowan

Dramaturg: Neus Gil Cortes
BSL Interpreter: Rachael Veazey
Audio Description: Bruce Tetlow

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