TENT house for contemporary circus

Circus theatre for the little ones

Come and experience the wonderful world of circus together with your little one for the first time. Be kind is an intimate theatre experience for babies from 6 to 18 months. In this sensory performance of sound, colour and movement, two artists take you on a sensory journey. From the singing of early birds to luminous juggling cones at dusk, the performance follows the rhythm of the day. The pop-up set slowly comes to life, and there is always something that rattles, appears, cracks, rolls, or floats.

The little ones are introduced to acrobatics and juggling from very close by. During the performance, a heart-warming dialogue develops between the artists and their young audience. They are welcome to join in if they want to. Because of these spontaneous interactions, every performance is slightly different. After the performance, the artists invite the little ones to explore the stage together. They are allowed to crawl in, out, along and through the set to explore the special materials up close.

Be kind is Emilie Weisse's directorial debut at TENT house for contemporary circus, in coproduction with 2turvenhoog festival. To discover how to interest, surprise and involve such a young audience in circus, Emilie collaborates with the Baby & Child Research Center in Nijmegen. They provide the performance with scientific evidence on the development of babies. Be kind also brings a specially designed baby book in which you can continue the discovery of circus and play at home.

This performance has an age indication with a starting and an end age of 6 to 18 months. We ask you to respect this and to apply it to every child in your company.

Duration: 30 minutes + 10 minutes of after-play

CONCEPT • DIRECTION Emilie Weisse ARTISTS Joris de Jong • Jorga Lok DECOR & BOOK Rianne van Duin LIGHT DESIGN Wouter Moscou COSTUMES Heidi de Raad ADVISOR Sabine Hunnius (Baby & Child Research Center • Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen) PRODUCER TENT house for contemporary circus COPRODUCER 2turvenhoog festival FOUNDATION Emilie Weisse Circustheater MADE POSSIBLE BY Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst • Performing Arts Fund • Mingler Scholarship 2022 • Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds THANKS TO Pluck Venema • Kinderopvang Hof van Twente

Emilie Weisse

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