| FRATZ International & Berliner Schaufenster 2017 |


Dance performance and multisensory experiment for babies of 3 to 18 months and their parents |

Dalija Acin Thelander (Sweden/Serbia)

Enveloped in a tenderly and carefully arranged world full of sensory impressions and sounds materials, movements and images, Sensescapes awakens the curiosity of the very youngest audience.

The interactive space containing visual, tactile and auditory elements takes on a life of its own through the physical movements of the spectators in the space and their sensory input. A sequence of choreographic and sensory events, arranged and composed with attentive care, stimulates the audience.

Serbian artist and choreographer Dalija Acin Thelander researches choreographic practices that focus on directness and the inclusion of the audience in her work for the very youngest audiences. She encourages young visitors to her installations to experience the performing arts from multiple perspectives and speaks to their kinesthetic senses, as well as to their sense of »near« and »far«. In this way, she hopes to facilitate the young spectators' perception and their relationship to art. Thelander holds to the belief that »to give someone a choice means to empower them«.

Original premiere: June 2, 2015, Stockholm (Sweden)

Conception, choreography: Dalija Acin Thelander
In collaboration with and performed by: Kristine Slettevold, Josefine Larson Olin, Peter Mills
Music: Anja Djordjevic
Stage design: Dalija Acin Thelander in collaboration with Erik Annerborn and Jens Sethzman
Costume construction: Erik Annerborn
Lighting: Dalija Acin Thelander in collaboration with Ronald Salas

Length: 40 minutes

Co-produced by Weld (Stockholm) and Kulturhuset Spira (Jönköping), Sweden

Supported by the Swedish Arts Council, the city of Stockholm and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee

Guest performance in collaboration by the Swedish Embassy Berlin