Performance for the youngest aged 6 months to 2 years and their grown-ups |
Theater o.N. (Berlin, Germany) |
The earliest rhythm can be perceived as ritualized everyday occurrences: Calm and attention, satisfaction and protest, hunger and fulfillment. Our closest caregivers are the first ones to use speech melodies, rhythmic word games and noises, to constantly refine these rhythms, to amuse children with stimuli and build a relationship between children and their surroundings. Hence, time is made up of rhythms. It is divided by impulses, whether through a drumbeat, a spoken »Hello!« or a goodbye kiss.
The director and composer Bernd Sikora (»Pling, little thing*«), the dancer Nasheeka Nedsreal and the musician and performer Andreas Pichler aided by handmade instruments, create a rhythmic interplay that stirs the senses of touch, sight and hearing.
For many years, Theater o.N. in Prenzlauer Berg has specialized in works of theater for very young audiences. In numerous productions for children two years and up, the Theater’s ensemble has researched performing arts for the very young. Future Beats is the first original staging for babies to be self-produced by Theater o.N.
Premiere: 16 March 2019, Theater o.N. (Berlin, Germany)
Performance: Nasheeka Nedsreal, Andreas Pichler, Bernd Sikora
Director, Music: Bernd Sikora
Dramaturgy: Vera Strobel
Costume design: Tatjana Kautsch
Lighting design: Kamil Rohde
Theater pedagogy consultuant: Madeleine Fahl
Instrument co-construction and stage set: Markus Bünjer
Production management: Kata Kovács, Olga Ramirez Oferil
Press work: Nora Gores
Funded by: Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe
Duration: about 30 minutes