A mobile bubble-shaped performance pavilion was launched in Potters Fields Park on Thursday as part of the countdown to Big Dance week.
ROSY (the ballerina) by German Art & Architecture collective raumlaborberlin will tour the capital from May to September, setting up in parks and green spaces as it plays host to a series of dance events.
To celebrate the launch, Siobhan Davies Dance and Sadler's Wells commissioned dance company Fevered Sleep who performed a contemporary dance piece called 'The Bounce' for local primary school children, using bouncing balls inspired by the space.
"We felt that as part of Big Dance we didn't have many events for children so we specifically commissioned Fevered Sleep to make a piece for children in this space," said Rachel Attfield, creative projects manager for Siobhan Davies Dance.
Big Dance week will take place between 3 and 11 July and aims to showcase the diversity of dance with performances in unusual places throughout the city, including shops, galleries and outdoor spaces.
Local events taking place during the festival include a performance by 270 children from four primary schools across Southwark and Lambeth at Borough Market on 6 and 7 July, and a weekend of free activity for all ages, levels and abilities at Siobhan Davies Studios on 10 and 11 July.
"Saturday is mostly taster classes for people to have a go at the range of activities," said creative projects coordinator Alex Murphy. "There's a general contemporary dance taster class and there's a youth contemporary dance class, integrated and open to disabled and non-disabled young people."
For the full programme, visit www.bigdance2010.com