A dance theatre production for children from 18 months to 4 years old
// Concept //
Socks and Stockings dance away. Sweaters transform into small silly creatures. Sweet little monsters appear trough peepholes, sleeves and legs. Moved by the music, an unusual singer with 8 arms dances a devoted duet with the long-armed girl. In SLEEVZ’s wondrous world all that is different, can be exceptional.
// How it came to be //
The production/performance SLEEVZ evolved from CABAN, the creative lab of Theater De Spiegel.
As a separate installation or module of the tunnel of setting was already tested and experimented by children, parents and the two musicians as well as the composer. They did a lot of improvisations with the children and together with Karel Van Ransbeeck as artistic director combined the so collected material into a truly collective performance. Also the impulses of the costume design were very important during the creation. By using obvious parts of clothing in a more abstract context we hope to open the creative mind of both the youngest ones and their adult caretakers.