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.

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


Please note this is an outdoor event with no seating. No umbrellas please.

Origami is free and does not require booking with the exception of Trinity Buoy Wharf which has limited capacity and will need online registration prior to arrival. Details for online registration will be up on our website closer to the time.

All Origami sites are fully accessible, however if you have particular access requirements please contact aaliyah@danceumbrella.co.uk

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

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