As three dancers emerge from brightly coloured onstage shapes, they begin to create the perfect playful mood for the youngest audiences. What follows is 30 minutes of pure joy followed by a further 15 minutes where the audience are invited to interact with the soft, tactile shapes on the stage.
How does the world look to a small child? Is it round or angular, is it yellow or blue? Is it rectangular, green, hollow, or soft? Child psychologists have discovered that in their earliest years children learn through reacting to a variety of geometric shapes and colours.
Lithuanian choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė with her three skilled dancers (Giedrė Subotinaitė, Agnė Ramaunskaitė and Mantas Stabačinkas (or Marius Pinigis)) use their coloured shapes as a puzzle to be played with. At times they are recognisable as vegetables – carrot, tomato, cucumber sometimes they become almost unrecognisable mushrooms, fruits and flowers. The performance travels through a child's developmental stages; as crawling babies, creeping, and bouncing; as two year olds toddlers beginning to walk, run and clap; and as three year old children – gallopping, hiding and turning.
* Baby Theatre Ticket can be used.