There are very many reasons why children should be introduced to the perfoming arts from a very young age. While dance, music and interactive theatre is obviously good for a child’s physical development and well-being, the emotional benefits include enhancing social and communication skills, learning about the world we live in and developing empathy.
As part of the ongoing Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival and Arts Live pre-school programmes, we are delighted to be delivering two exceptional theatre pieces to the region which will benefit the very young and their adults too.
On Sunday, 21 May, Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years organisation Starcatchers and award-winning dance theatre company Curious Seed, will present two performances of MamaBabaMe in St Andrew’s Primary School, Dumfries.
Mamababa me is designed especially for babies aged 18 months to three years and combines dance and physical movement, theatre and live music inside a mini arena with soft boundary edges on which to lean, relax and observe the action. Through playful movement, dance and sound, MamaBabaMe explores profound new relationships and how this eternal bond evolves and grows. Everyone will recognise something of their own relationships – as mother, father, carer or child.
Teater Refleksion and Andy Manley present Night Light where audiences will meet Mr Night who is busy preparing for the night and helping everyone to sleep. One night a little girl is too curious to go to sleep, so the man takes her on a journey to explore the night and the beautiful things that can be discovered in the dark.
Geared for ages three to six and their adults, audiences will be immersed in a magical universe surrounded by a beautifully designed structure.
Night Light is part of the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival on tour. It’s an Imaginate commission co-produced by Red Bridge and supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, The Danish Arts Foundation and the Municipality of Aarhus.
The show takes place in St Andrew’s Primary School, Dumfries, at 12PM. Tickets from HERE