This (Baby) Life

This (Baby) Life celebrates the moment-by-moment fascination of a baby’s interaction with their adults and with their world. This groundbreaking and beautiful production explores the moment-by-moment fascination of being a baby. Developed through extensive research into ways in which babies and their adults tune into one another, this gentle piece is presented especially for babies and their adults.

Created by
Sally Chance
Produced by
Insite Arts

This (Baby) Life celebrates the moment-by-moment fascination of a baby’s interaction with their adults and with their world.

This groundbreaking and beautiful production explores the moment-by-moment fascination of being a baby.

Developed through extensive research into ways in which babies and their adults tune into one another, this gentle piece is presented especially for babies and parents.

A driving image behind the work is ‘The Circle of Security’, an interactive protocol used in the field of Infant Mental Health, which maps the constant rhythm of a baby moving out into the world to explore, before returning to the safe haven provided by their primary carer. The performative sections in the work reflect this constant ebb and flow; the deeply human experience of voyaging out and coming home. These ‘set’ sections are interspersed with opportunities for the babies to venture into the space and interact with the performers, who match their offers, kinetically and vocally.

Performance History

  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011

The New Victory Theatre – New York

USA

Imaginate Festival

Scotland

Artplay – Melbourne

Australia

Just Add Water Festival – Fleurieu Peninsula

Australia

Awesome Festival – Perth

Australia

Riverside Theatre – Parramatta

Australia

Out of The Box Festival – Brisbane

Artplay – Melbourne

Australia

Casula for Kids Festival – Sydney

Australia

Come Out Festival – Adelaide

Australia

Media

“A beautifully pitched show, it creates a gorgeously benign environment of movement, simple vocals [and] fine live music.”

Herald, Scotland

Credits

Creator and Director
Sally Chance
Composer and Musician
Heather Frahn
Dancers
Stephen Noonan
Felecia Hick
Devisers and Original Cast
Sally Chance
Tuula Roppola
Stephen Noonan
Heather Frahn
Producer
Jason Cross
Insite Arts

Contact

Producer
Jason Cross → Email