Tetris (2011)

Experience Arch8’s physically awe-inspiring work – Tetris – featuring a gravity-defying combination of acrobatics, extreme physicality and movement. Tetris, inspired by the addictive puzzle game and the twists and turns of a Rubik’s Cube, has performers fitting, merging, stacking and combining in various feats. The show is about fitting into a group, but also staying true to yourself. If you’ve ever been a kid who can’t sit still, who wants to hurdle over furniture and scale the walls – Tetris is for you.

Created by Erik Kaiel

Best for Grades 2-5 and Family Programming
50 Minutes – No Intermission
Sensory Friendly or Relaxed Performances available

Photo Credit: Savitri Bastiani


  • Dance
  • Movement, Forms, and Patterns
  • Movement Concepts and Principles
  • Interdisciplinary Connections
  • Creative Collaboration 
  • Non-verbal Communication
  • Interdependence
  • Social Architecture
  • Social Emotional Learning 


Study Guide
Technical Information
Marketing Materials

Full video is available upon request. 


DC Theatre SceneLondonDance.comA Younger Theatre
“I yelled “bravo” during a round of applause yesterday. I’ve never done that before. And it wasn’t even at the end of a show. It was during the act break. Of a children’s dance piece. Color me delightfully surprised.”” Click here for DC Theatre Scene 

“It’s a feel-good fully inclusive ending to a work of inventive artistry, looking at how to fit together or strike out alone, using courage, creativity and acceptance to do so.”

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“It’s inventive. It’s engaging. It’s impressive.”

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