AGE GROUP: 6 - 18 MONTHS
"Cloud Catcher" is an interactive performance of dance and movement, created specificaly for babies from 6 to 18 months old, and their parents.
The story follows the voyage of life from its inception until birth, from the lullabies and fairy tales, sung and told for the unborn baby by their mothers and fathers, until the baby's very first sensations, motions and movements, touch, awareness, playing and being.
The concept of the performance is to create a place that is warm and gentle, where babies can be as they like, were they are entertained by sound, image and touch.
Performance director and choreographer lLaura Geraščenko:
"The sounds and music bring the baby back to the feelings and experiences in the womb. Already in the womb, the baby can recognize sounds. He hears voices of his parents, music, stories his mother reads. Even more, babies favours the sounds and words they heard before they was born, in the womb. What we also built upon, while creating the performance, was the babies' natural state of movement - it is the way they learn of the world, and it is with great curiosity that they react to a moving, dancing person just besides them. Colours encite specific emotions, touching various surfaces transmit nervous impulses, and the motions of the babies are echoed by the dancers and actors. These things help in the physical and emotional development of the baby, in a place where they can feel safe and free.
The performance is influenced by the studies and works by Dalija Acin Thelander (Polish director of dance performances for babies).