Two performers take on the roles of young birds. They awaken in their nests on a spring morning and discover each other on a magical tree. They play and learn to fly within its branches. Their world is enchanting, serene and peaceful, reminiscent of a forest. The set is hand made, inspired by the nature-based Reggio educational philosophy. The set was created with as much reused materials and as little plastic as possible. After the performance, audience members are encouraged to stay and play.
This interactive show explores the relationship between babies (with birds as examples) and their parents; a little allegory about separation anxiety and the joy of letting go and happily experiencing life outside the nest! Done with original music composed and played with the highest calibre of talent, this project resonates completely with parents and wee ones.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Produced by: Femmes du Feu
Concept by: Lindsay Goodtimes and Holly Treddenick
Created & Choreographed by: Lindsay Goodtimes, Holly Treddenick & Monica Dottor
Performed by: Lindsay Goodtimes and Holly Treddenick
Directed by: Monica Dottor
Apparatus Creation: Upstage Fabrication Inc
Set Design: Kelsey Carriere
Sound Design: Monica Dottor
Lighting & Bird Watcher: Ian Goodtimes
Costume: Tanis Sydney McArthur