12th June 2017
A special new show for babies comes to Macrobert Arts Centre this week. MamaBabaMe is a captivating new collaboration between Scotland's National Arts and Early Years organisation Starcatchers, and award-winning dance theatre company Curious Seed. The show is designed especially for babies aged 18 months to three-year-olds
Combining dance and physical movement, theatre and live music, it is tours to our venue on Fri 16 & Sat 17 Jun, times vary.
MamaBabaMe has been developed by Curious Seed's Artistic Director Christine Devaney and a team of artists, dancers, parents and babies. It explores themes around birth, relationships, love and tenderness.
Christine said: "The starting point for this was observing the importance and connection between babies and the adults in their lives and how wonderfully challenging that can be. Exploring the very early stages of these relationships; how they continually evolve and change as the baby develops and begin to discover the world away from mum and dad. I've always been fascinated by how we interact with each other physically and emotionally and wanted to explore the very beginnings of these relationships through this work.''
Rhona Matheson, Chief Executive of Starcatchers, said: "As a producer-led organisation, Starcatchers commissions artists to develop the productions we make. We are interested in pushing boundaries of what work can be created for babies and young children, and also working with artists who want to make exceptional, innovative work for this audience.
MamaBabeMe will feature live music composed by award-winning musician and performer Greg Sinclair, set design from visual artist Yvonne Buskie and lighting design by Simon Wilkinson.
The audience will be invited to sit in the set around a mini-arena with soft boundary edges on which to lean, relax and observe the action. They can expect a tender, playful performance, where it is hoped everyone will recognise something of their own relationships - as a mother, father, carer or child.