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This (Baby) Life
SALLY CHANCE

This (Baby) Life celebrates the moment-by-moment fascination of a baby’s interaction with their adults and with their world. This groundbreaking and beautiful production explores the moment-by-moment fascination of being a baby. Developed through extensive research into ways in which babies and their adults tune into one another, this gentle piece is presented especially for babies and their adults.

PRESENTATION HISTORY

2014

The New Victory Theatre, New York, USA

2012

Imaginate Festival, Scotland
Artplay, Melbourne, Australia
Just Add Water Festival, various community venues, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia
Awesome Festival, Western Australia, Australia
Riverside Parramatta, Australia
Out Of The Box Festival, Brisbane, Australia

2011

Artplay, Melbourne, Australia
Casula for Kids Festival, Casual Powerhouse, NSW, Australia
Come Out Festival, Australia

LONG DESCRIPTION

This (Baby) Life celebrates the moment-by-moment fascination of a baby’s interaction with their adults and with their world.

This groundbreaking and beautiful production explores the moment-by-moment fascination of being a baby.

Developed through extensive research into ways in which babies and their adults tune into one another, this gentle piece is presented especially for babies and parents.

A driving image behind the work is ‘The Circle of Security’, an interactive protocol used in the field of Infant Mental Health, which maps the constant rhythm of a baby moving out into the world to explore, before returning to the safe haven provided by their primary carer. The performative sections in the work reflect this constant ebb and flow; the deeply human experience of voyaging out and coming home. These ‘set’ sections are interspersed with opportunities for the babies to venture into the space and interact with the performers, who match their offers, kinetically and vocally.

MEDIA

” A beautifully pitched show, it creates a gorgeously benign environment of movement, simple vocals [and] fine live music…” Herald Scotland

“The best show on Broadway.” Joshua’s mom

“…gently immersive, quietly playful art for babies…” Cloe Smethurst, Dance Out There

CREDITS

Creator and Director
Composer and Musician
Dancers
Devised by
Sally Chance
Heather Frahn
Stephen Noonan, Felecia Hick
Sally and the original cast: Tuula Roppola, Stephen Noonan and Heather Frahn

CONTACT

Director – Jason Cross

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