Mighty Mike’s Giant Balloon Experiment for Family Arts Week

Dizzy O’Dare brings you The Giant Balloon Experiment, a new and very silly show all about balloons, for 4 – 10 years olds … and those young at heart.

Over 5 days of performances, Mighty Mike (from Dizzy O’Dare) will be trying to create a new show from scratch. Starting on day one with nothing planned, he will take the best material created each day forward to the next. On day five he will have a whole new show made up of the best balloon sculptures, routines and silliness.

For this experiment to work, Mighty Mike needs your help! He needs ideas, feedback, and most importantly, a fun and playful audience. At each show you will be encouraged to give feedback and ideas, which will then be tried and tested. Tell Mighty Mike your favourite, funniest bits!

The Giant Balloon Experiment will take place across October 20-24 (the R&D sessions) and October 25-30 (performances) and be held in libraries throughout Medway. The dates have been confirmed as follows:

Saturday, 25th October: 10.15am – 11am Chatham Library; 2.15pm – 3pm Walderslade Village Library

Monday, 27th October: 11am – 11.45am Hook Meadow Library; 3pm – 3.45pm Strood Library

Tuesday, 28th October: 3pm -3.45pm Lords Wood Library

Wednesday, 29th October: 11am – 11.45am Wigmore Library; 3pm – 3.45pm Glllingham Library

Thursday, 30th October: 11am – 11.45am Rainham Library; 3pm – 3.45pm Hoo Library

Places are free but booking is essential on 01634 337799. Please note, photography will be taken during these performances.

The Giant Balloon Experiment is funded by Ideas Test, with support from the Medway Arts Team and Medway Libraries. It was awarded a Small Experiment Grant in Round 5, the special Family Arts funding round.

Since 2008, Dizzy O’Dare have created a range of work for all ages from full-length outdoor circus shows to small intimate roam-about acts. Their bizarre and quirky style has led to the creation of many imaginative and original shows for stage, outdoor events and corporate entertainment. The company has toured internationally.

Dizzy O’Dare has two artistic directors: Alana Jones is one of very few female tightwire walkers in Britain. As well as performing as a solo artist and for Dizzy O’Dare, Alana produces and programmes events and festivals. Michael Imerson trained as an actor and has appeared in award winning television and theatre, and also works as an entertainer and presenter.

Dizzy O’Dare also programme the Cabaret of Curiosities and Kids Cabaret of Curiosities at the Brook Theatre, Chatham.

For more information on Dizzy O’Dare or Mighty Mike please visit www.dizzyodare.com or www.mighty-mike.co.uk. You can also find them on Twitter @Dizzyodare and Facebook.