Artist(s):

Conceived & directed by Christine Devaney in collaboration with composer Greg Sinclair and visual artist Yvonne Buskie.  Performed by Nerea Gurrutxaga, Hannah Venet & Robin Mason

Christine Devaney is the Artistic Director of Curious Seed and has an outstanding track record as a performer, choreographer and teacher. Christine trained at London Contemporary Dance School and has been performing, choreographing and teaching throughout her extensive career, which started with Dundee Rep Dance Company (Scottish Dance Theatre).

Greg Sinclair is an award-winning musician and live artist. He makes children’s theatre with two clear aims: he starts with a musical idea, and he collaborates with children to make his work. His performance Sonata for a Man and a Boy was the winner of the 2013 Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland award for Best Production for Children and Young People. 

Yvonne Buskie graduated from the School of Drawing & Painting, (Edinburgh College of Art). Her current practice is one of collaborating with theatre, dance and visual art practitioners. Having worked as a theatre stage manager for many years, she is interested in blurring the lines between gallery and theatre, performer and maker.

The Production

Starcatchers & Curious Seed present

MamaBabaMe

Our exciting new co-production with Curious Seed, MamaBabaMe, is a dance theatre work for infants 18 months – 3 years. The production toured to Scotland and the Spark Arts Festival for Children in Leicester in Spring 2017. Find out tour details below.

birth

bəːθ/

noun

the emergence of a baby or other young from the body of its mother; the start of life as a physically separate being.

relationship

rɪˈleɪʃ(ə)nʃɪp/

noun

the way in which two or more people or things are connected, or the state of being connected.

Every new relationship is a journey – it can be tender, competitive, challenging, joyful. But where does that begin?

Join us at the ringside of our mini arena for MamaBabaMe to witness this exciting new dance, theatre and live music experience made especially for infants and their grown ups. Through playful movement, dance and sound, MamaBabaMe explores these profound new relationships and how this eternal bond evolves and grows.

Everyone will recognise something of their own relationships, as parent or child – this is a show for young children and anyone who’s ever been one!

MamaBabaMe has been created by Curious Seed’s Artistic Director Christine Devaney and features live music composed by Greg Sinclair; the innovative dance piece is performed in the round in a purpose built space designed by Yvonne Buskie.

Audience Feedback

She loved the interaction from the performers

Absolutely loved it. My 2 1/2 year old son and partner did also. Loved the interaction. As a newcomer to shows like mama baba me I was surprised at how much I could relate and understand.

 

I found it quite emotional as a mum and enjoyed watching my son engage. The standard of music/performance was excellent.

 

Absolutely brilliant. Beautiful observations of tiny children. Just perfect.

Press

“Innocent and enchanting, the choreography is a deliciously stylised representation of the relationship between mother and newborn… The piece is brilliantly conceived, wonderfully choreographed and beautifully performed.”  Sunday Herald 21.05.17 Mark Brown

READ FULL REVIEW

Tours

SPRING 2017

Company

Choreographer/Creator | Christine Devaney

Designer | Yvonne Buskie

Production Manager | Debbie Howard

Production Manager – tour | Lauren Roberts

Producer | Jennifer Cummins

Composer and Performer | Greg Sinclair

Lighting Designer | Simon Wilkinson

Performers | Nerea Gurrutxaga, Robin Mason, Hannah Venet

 

Venues

Falkirk Town Hall | Mon 8 May 11:30 & 14:30

Jonhstone Town Hall | Wed 10 May 11:30 & 14:30

Beacon Arts Centre | Thurs 11 May 11:30 & 14:30

The Lemon Tree | Sat 13 May | 11:30 & 14:30

The Brunton | Mon 15 May | 11:30 & 14:30

Cumnock Town Hall | Tues 16 May 11:30 & 14:30

The Byre Theatre – St Andrews | Fri 19 May 11:30 & 14:30 & Sat 20 May 11:00 & 14:00

Dumfries & Galloway – St Andrew’s Primary School | Sun 21 May 11:30 & 14:30

The Spark Festival – Leicester | Fri 26 – Sat 27 May | 11:30 & 14:30

Edinburgh International Children’s Festival | Tues 30 May – Sun 4 June (Various times)

The Barn | Tues 6 June 11:30 & 14:30

Lochgelly Centre | Wed 7 June 11:30 & 14:30

Eastgate Arts | Fri 9 June 11:30 & 14:30

Platform, Glasgow | Sat 10 – Sun 11 June 11:30 & 14:30

Eden Court | Wed 14 June 11:30 & 14:30

Macrobert Arts Centre | Fri 16 – Sat 17 June (various times)

Additional Information

Development took place in November and December 2016 at Lyra, and included contributions from the following artists: Karianne Andreassen, Skye Reynolds, Karen Tennent, Robin Mason, Geraldine Heaney, Greg Sinclair and Deborah Howard.

Project Supporters