Fly, spin and catch up with each other!
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 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 Agne Ramanauskaite and Indre Baceviciute from Lithuanian and Nadiia
Matsiuk from Ukraine 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 old toddlers beginning to walk, run and clap; and as three year old children – galloping, hiding and turning.
Performance time - approximately 35 mins. Play time - 10 minutes.