In Young at the Opera’s new work, the babies are both involved and co-creating

By on October 20, 2017
Drawing: Stina Wirsén

A performance with three dancers and an opera singer. A performance that explores the arts experience, which blurs the boundaries between stage and salon. On November 18th it is the first performance of Myriader av världar at Rotundan, the Royal Opera. For concept and choreography stands Dalija Acin Thelander.

In Myriader av världar, played from November 18th to December 10th – is the child’s and the adults’ experience part of the show. Exploration of scenography invites interaction and creates curiosity about color, shape, interplay and movement. Music, song and dance create an adventure for everyone who comes – only 15 babies and 15 adults per show!

We can call it an all-art work, an art installation or a performance, explains Anna Karinsdotter, Artistic Director of Young at the Opera. Here the children are free to roll around, crawl, feel, poke, taste and listen.

The choreographer Dalija Acin Thelander examines the concept of the youngest audience. Based on choreography, sound and space, she allows children between 3 and 18 months, and their accompanying experienced performing arts from several perspectives.

– I strive for a versatile and emotional experience for both the child and the parent, whose role is to support and follow their children, thus sharing the experience, says the internationally active Dalija Acin Thelander.

Anna Karinsdotter summarizes:
– We are full of expectations and looking forward to offering art experiences for the youngest!

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm