Plastic Drastic Fantastic


Akademi and Polka have joined forces to co-produce Plastic Drastic Fantastic, a contemporary dance theatre work for children and their families which explores our complex relationship with plastics – the fantastic possibilities they offer, as well as the drastic consequences to the environment. 

Drawing from South Asian dance techniques, the participating artists will explore plastics and the dangers of their misuse through intricate movement, gestures and play infused with interaction with the audience.    

The processes and stories underpinning this project will be steered by children and young people – who are at the heart of the research for this work – created in collaboration with material scientists at UCL.

For tickets to the family workshops taking place on the 12th & 13th of March 2022, please book through Polka’s website HERE 

Book tickets for the performances, running from the 6th April to 8th May 2022, on Polka’s website HERE. 

For more information about Plastic Drastic Fantastic please contact


Posted on

February 23, 2022