Baboró International Arts Festival for Children
15 October 2012 - 21 October 2012
Sail the high seas with Jason and the Argonauts from Visible Fictions (ages 9+ and family); gasp in wonder as you watch Red Riding Hood swinging through the air with the Wolf at her heels in Catch Me! from the wonderful aerial dance group Fidget Feet (ages 8+ and family); laugh at the antics of four crazy musicians from Grafitti Classics (Ages 4+ and family); giggle with delight when you see Potato needs a Bath from the ever poplular Shona Reppe (ages 2-5). These are some of the many exciting and magical shows for children and families to enjoy at the 16th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children. Festival 2012 will showcase the biggest programme of Irish work ever presented in Ireland, along with international work from Scotland, England, Italy, Germany and Canada at the heart of this year’s Festival. Baboró offers the very best of Irish and international performing and visual arts for seven days in October. There are plenty of events to make a day of it with over 16 productions and over 80 performances throughout the 7 days, with an opportunity to see shows in the morning, afternoon and selected evening performances for families. Baboró also presents a full weekend schedule with a Silent Disco at the Seapoint Ballroom as one of the highlights. Irish language and bi-lingual productions will have a strong focus this year that includes Spraoi, a physical thatre show created by Branar Teatar Do Pháistí (ages 3-5); the delightful Tic Teac Tic Teac puppetry show from Púca Puppets (ages 3-5); the World Premiere of Bodach an Chóta Lachna a physical theatre show from Fíbín Teo (ages 7-11) and An Fear Siúil, a puppetry and storytelling show from Graffiti Theatre (ages 6-9). Amongst the highlights of this year’s programme is The Song from the Sea puppet theatre show from Barnstorm Theatre (ages 4-7); The House that Jack Filled from Theatre Lovett (7+ and family); the gothic fairy tale theatre show for young people, Children of the Black Skirt from DramaWorks Ireland (ages 10-16); the Irish Premiere of Tiny Coloured Movements from Italian Dance and Visual Art company Teatrimperfetti (ages 2-5). Germany’s Helios Theater return with the Irish Premierie of their beautiful science show H20 for toddlers. Anyone who attended Helios Theater’s show Woodbeat/Holtzklopfen in Nuns’s Island two years ago will remember the wonder on the faces of the children. Already well established as part of Baboró’s Engagement strand, the Spotlight On…. series will focus on Ireland and offer opportunities to discuss the creation of work and the obstacles and opportunities facing practitioners and look at the impact of the Festival’s exhibition BEAST! The Talking About…. series will contine focusing on different aspects of work involved in creating work for children and will once again offer opportunities for debate and exploration of a topic concerning all practitioners. Full programme will be available from September 10.
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