Scottish baby theatre pioneers and award-winning dance company join forces to create exciting new performance for very young babies and their families
 
This captivating new collaboration between Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years organisation Starcatchers and award-winning dance theatre company Curious SeedMamaBabaMe is designed especially for babies aged 18 months – 3 year olds, combining dance and physical movement, theatre and live music, touring Scotland throughout May – June 2017.
 
MamaBabaMe, has been developed by Curious Seed’s Artistic Director Christine Devaney and a team of artists, dancers, parents and babies; exploring themes around birth, relationships, love and tenderness. 
 
Speaking about the motivation to create MamaBabaMe Christine Devaney explained: “The starting point for this work was observing the importance of connection between babies and the adults in their lives, and how wonderfully challenging that can be. Exploring the very early stages of these relationships: how they continually evolve and change as the baby develops and begin to discover the world away from mum and dad.  I’ve always been fascinated by how we interact with each other physically and emotionally and wanted to explore the very beginnings of these relationships through this work.”
 
Rhona Matheson, Chief Executive of Starcatchers said: “As a producer-led organisation, Starcatchers commissions artists to develop the productions we make.  We are interested in pushing the boundaries of what work can be created for babies and young children and working with artists who want to make exceptional, innovative work for this audience. Seeing a performance of Chalk About in 2013 inspired me to approach Christine Devaney about creating a work for an Early Years audience  which has led to this exciting new co-production of MamaBabaMe.” 
 
MamaBabaMe will feature live music composed by award-winning musician and performer Greg Sinclair, set design from visual artist Yvonne Buskie and lighting design by Simon Wilkinson.  The audience will be invited to sit within the set around a mini-arena with soft boundary edges on which to lean, relax and observe the action.
 
The performance will be at times, tender, playful, competitive, challenging, encompassing. Everyone will recognise something of their own relationships – as mother, father, carer or child.
 
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MamaBabaMe begins it’s Scottish tour at Falkirk Town Hall on 8th May 2017.  Visiting the following local authorities; Refrewshire, Inverclyde, Aberdeenshire, East Lothian, East Ayrshire, Fife, Dumfries & Galloway, Leicester (UK), City of Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Glasgow and Stirling.
 
 
Full tour dates & times:
 
Venue: Falkirk Town Hall
Dates & Times: Mon 8 May | 11:30 & 14:30
Box Office: 01324 506850 www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org
 
Venue: Johnstone Town Hall
Dates & Times: Wed 10 May | 11:30 & 14:30
Box Office: 0300 300 1210 www.renfrewshireleisure.com
 
Venue: Beacon Arts Centre
Dates & Times: Thurs 11 May | 11:30 & 14:30
Box Office: 01475 723723 www.beaconartscentre.com
 
Venue: The Lemon Tree
Dates & Times: Sat 13 May | 11:30 & 14:30
Box Office: 01224 641122 www.aberdeenperformingarts.com
 
Venue: The Brunton
Dates & Times: Mon 15 May | 11:30 & 14:30
Box Office: 0131 665 2240 www.thebrunton.co.uk
 
Venue: Cumnock Town Hall
Dates & Times: Tues 16 May | 11:30 & 14:30
Box Office: 01563 554900 www.eastayrhsireleisure.com
 
Venue: The Byre
Dates & Times: Fri 19 May 11:30 & 14:30 | Sat 20 May 11:00 & 14:00
Box Office: 01334 475000 www.byretheatre.com
 
Venue: St Andrew’s Primary School (Dumfries & Galloway)
Dates & Times: Sun 21 May | 11:30 & 14:30
Box Office: 01387 253383 www.dgartslive.org.uk
 
Venue: The Spark Festival
Dates & Times: Fri 26 – Sat 27 May | 11:30 & 14:30
Box Office: 01162616893 www.thesparkarts.co.uk
 
Venue: Edinburgh International Children’s Festival
Dates & Times: Tues 30 May – Sun 4 June | Various times
Box Office: 0131 228 1404 www.imaginate.org.uk
 
Venue: The Barn
Dates & Times: Tues 6 June | 11:30 & 14:30
Box Office: 01330 825431 www.woodendbarn.co.uk
 
Venue: Lochgelly Centre
Dates & Times: Wed 7 June | 11:30 & 14:30
Box Office: 01592 583303 www.onfife.com
 
Venue: Eastgate Arts
Dates & Times: Fri 9 June | 11:30 & 14:30
Box Office: 01721 725777 www.eastgatearts.com
 
Venue: Platform
Dates & Times: Sat 10 – Sun 11 June | (Various times)
Box Office: 0141 276 9696 www.platform-online.co.uk
 
Venue: Eden Court
Dates & Times: Wed 14 June | 11:30 & 14:00
Box Office: 01463 234234 www.eden-court.co.uk
 
Venue: Macrobert Arts Centre
Dates & Times: Fri 16 – Sat 17 June | Various times
Box Office: 01786 466666 www.macrobertartscentre.org