I AM BABA
A show for babies aged 0-12 months
created by Anna Newell
presented in association with The Civic, Tallaght
I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell (www.annanewell.co.uk) and composer David Goodall. Their shows for early years have been seen on five continents, off-Broadway and in every single Sure Start in Belfast.
I AM BABA – a magical adventure of song, lights and textures for babies aged 0-12 months. It’s a show about identity, agency and personhood. For babies.
Neuroscience tells us that what happens in the first three years of life doesn’t simply affect behaviour, but has a major impact on brain formation. And we believe that it’s crucial that some of those experiences are beautiful, lyrical, imaginative, creative. From the very beginning of life.
I AM BABA is a magical adventure comprised of gorgeous live harmony singing and playful objects – jellyfish-like scarves dance and tiny lights fly in this intimate immersive performance which happens inside a specially designed tent that holds just 6 babies – each with their adult guest.
This is what audiences so far have had to say about the unique experience that is I AM BABA:
“This was honestly one of the most amazing experiences. I was nearly in tears; it was magic – five babies under one and you could hear a pin drop. I have never seen the likes of it before.”
“She was mesmerised. It had everything she loved; singing, music, mirrors, friendly faces – without being over-stimulating. She was absolutely fascinated. One happy baby.”
I AM BABA was an Early Childhood Arts Commission funded by Fingal, South Dublin, Dublin City and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Councils via the Arts Council of Ireland’s Invitation to Collaboration Scheme which supports innovative and ambitious local authority collaborations.
Nine days of performances of I AM BABA are sponsored by the Katharine Howard Foundation. These performances will take place in a range of different community venues and are being organised in collaboration with the Health Service Executive and with the support of a range of local community and voluntary agencies as well as local libraries.
Nationwide Tour September – December 2018
|Thurs 20th September||Country Library, Dundalk||Book Here|
|Fri 21st September||Bawnogue Community Centre, Clondalkin||Book Here|
|Sat 22nd September||The Civic, Tallaght||Book Here|
|Mon 24th September||Tallaght Library||Book Here|
|Wed 26th September||Colgan Hall, Carndonagh, Donegal||Booking: IDP Buncrana on 074 9362218. email@example.com|
|Thurs 27th September||Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar||Book Here|
|Fri 28th September||Ard Ri House Hotel, Tuam||Book Here|
|Sat 29th September||Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire||Book Here|
|Mon 1st October||Charleville Mall Library, North Strand||Booking: 01 876 5211|
|Tues 2nd October||Mounttown Community Facility, Dun Laoghaire||Booking: 01 2090610 / 0879583084|
|Wed 3rd October||Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda||Book Here|
|Thurs 4th October||Down Arts Centre, Down||Book Here|
|Fri 5th October||An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny||Book Here|
|Sat 6th October||Roscommon Arts Centre, Roscommon||Book Here|
|Mon 8th October||South Tipperary Arts Centre||Book Here|
|Tues 9th October||Garter Lane Arts Centre||Book Here|
|Wed 10th October||Siamsa Tire, Kerry||Book Here|
|Thurs 11th October||Dublin venue (tbc)||TBC|
|Fri 12th October||Fassaroe Community Centre, Bray||No booking available|
|Sat 13th October||Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray||Book Here|
|Tues 16th October||Belltable, Limerick||Book Here|
|Wed 17th October||Belltable, Limerick||Book Here|
|Thurs 18th October||Bedford Row, Limerick||No booking available|
|Fri 19th October||Glór, Ennis||Book Here|
|Sat 20th October||Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare||Book Here|
|Tues 23rd October||Backstage, Longford||Book Here|
|Wed 24th October||Solstice Arts Centre, Navan||Book Here|
|Thurs 25th October||Draiocht in the local community (venue tbc)||TBC|
|Fri 26th October||Draiocht in the local community (venue tbc)||TBC|
|Sat 27th October||Axis Ballymun||Book Here|
|Tues 30th October||The Dock, Galway||Book Here|
|Wed 31st October||Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo||Book Here|
|Thurs 1st November||Cork Central Library, Cork||Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fri 2nd November||Barnardos Centre, Enniscorthy||Booking: 053-9237156