Formed in 2014, Anatomical is led by award-winning dancer/choreographers Anna Williams and Tom Roden.
Rooted in the shared inter-generational experience of making and creating together, Anatomical place families at the heart of their work.
We encourage audiences to unleash their imaginations and embark on collective adventures; through drawing together in The Doodle Dance Show, constructing cardboard boxes for the landscape of the Buildy-uppy Dance Show, or helping to dream up Snowed In’s incredible imaginary hotel.
Anatomical regularly collaborates with Composer and Sound Designer Gareth Ellis Williams.
Their growing body of work has been enjoyed by thousands of families across the UK.
To enquire about booking Anatomical’s work please contact
Commissioned by The Place and Theatr Clwyd
There is a village
high up in the mountains
and in the winter the village glistens with frost
Four friends wake to find they are completely snowed in, and a magnificent adventure unfolds in this playful, interactive family show.
Our friends dream up an incredible imaginary hotel. A place where magical dances and stories are discovered. A topsy turvy world where adults are nowhere to be seen.
Snowed In premiered at The Place in December 2022 and is brought to you by the award-winning duo behind the creation of The Buildy-uppy Dance Show and The Doodle Dance Show.
Snowed In is now available for national and international bookings from Autumn 2023 onwards.
Suitable for ages 5+
Running Time: 55 mins
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and developed with support from the Rural Touring Dance Initiative. Produced by Tandem Works. With thanks to DanceEast and South East Dance.
Snowed In Press
“Children will love this magically inventive show….the movement is agile and sprightly, characterful and playful without dumbing down.”
**** The Times
“Snowed In shows their experience in the genre: it is a very clever construct, blending carefully judged doses of speech and movement, and always focused on its audience; and it relies on a very engaging cast.”
**** Culture Whisper
“Snowed In is a joyful exploration of childhood which manages to be fabulously festive without being overtly Christmassy or straying into pantomime territory. Adults and children alike will leave the auditorium desperate for more snowfall and hungry for pudding!”
**** The Family Stage
Also from Anatomical
This World Is Made For Me.
A film by Anatomical and Roswitha Chesher for children aged 5 – 8 and their families
One hot long summer’s day.
One gang of friends.
One bag of chalk.
One surprising adventure.
This World Is Made For Me follows the gravity-defying adventures of a group of young friends as they dance in a galaxy of stars and swim with whales in endless oceans. Join the adventure as Orla and her friends draw themselves some fun.
Access Provision: Audio Described version available
Click here for info and trailer: http://tandemworks.uk/streamdance
The Buildy-uppy Dance Show
From the team that created The Doodle Dance Show, a magical hour of building, music and dancing.
Let your imagination run riot as hundreds of boxes are stacked, squashed and rebuilt. Help create enticing caves, wonky castles and fabulous creatures, as together we learn that the strongest thing we can build is friendship.
Award winning performers Tom Roden and Anna Williams create an enchanting, ever-changing playground constructed and inhabited by its audience.
Suitable for ages 4+
Click here for info http://www.buildyuppydance.com/
Welcome to MidSummerland; a place to celebrate who we are, a place to dream of our futures.
Plug your headphones in, grab your partner and set off on an extraordinary adventure. Take the Noodle Pathway, past the Cannonball Hedgehogs, through the Thoughtful Field and into the mysterious tent where your fortune will be told. Make sure to save enough energy for the grand finale – the annual trifle dance.
MidSummerland is an audio adventure for children and their adults to enjoy together. Using their trademark mix of comedy, dance and theatre, the award-winning Anatomical take you on an interactive journey of the imagination where your surroundings are the backdrop.
Click here for the Audio Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4pz1T6cPKg&t=10s
The Doodle Dance Show
Grab a pen and kick off your shoes for this playful, interactive story-show that will get the whole family drawing and moving, doodling and imagining together.
Together we will create a world populated by crazy birds, dancing pirates, strange underwater creatures and maybe more…
We guarantee this is the most fun you can have with your family and a giant piece of paper!
Click here for info and trailer https://thedoodledanceshow.com/