Giraffes Can't Dance
A Savannah Kids adaptation of the story by Giles Andreae & Guy Parker-Rees
The Savannah Kids Stage Production of Giraffes Can't Dance
At the beginning of the story, we will meet Gerald, a tall giraffe who has a long neck, thin legs, and crooked knees. One day, Gerald decides to go to the Jungle Dance, an annual dance festival. Unfortunately, when Gerald steps onto the dance floor, the other animals start laughing at him before he even starts dancing. Gerald feels embarrassed and sad, but is soon comforted by a cricket, who tells him to “dance to his own music.” After talking to the cricket, Gerald gains some confidence and is finally able to dance. The story ends with the other animals seeing Gerald’s newfound dancing skills and acting impressed.
This production is a visual explosion of vibrant colour and features original music composed by Savannah Zwi and Phil Marks.
Duration: 45 minutes
Appropriate for ages: all ages welcome!
Stage requirements: Auditorium stage or large room setting with minimal stage-area dimensions of height 2.5m, width 5m, depth 2m.
Set up time: 3 hours + extra 1/2 hour if I bring stage lighting
Take down time: 2 hours
Sound: Recorded music, live voice
Lighting: Stage-wash (in auditorium) + additional coloured lighting I control with my portable Led stage lights + DMX controller
Languages: This production is available in English & Hebrew.