Every year, Weld produces a number of stage-works for children, either for touring or for our own stage. Kids@Weld is a format that seeks to challenge rigid preconceptions about what stage-works for children can be, by exploring the full potential of choreography and offering our youngest audiences an unconventional encounter with the arts. We want to encourage art experiences even at an early age and to broaden the understanding of dance and choreography to include the social aspect of experience. Kids@Weld has become an established part of Weld, and a format through which we take critically acclaimed children’s performances on tour, both around Sweden and abroad. As part of Kids@Weld, we stage co-produced performances, above all with the artists Robin Dingemans and Dalija Acin Thelander, in addition to our collaboration with ‘Dansistan’ and hosting other independent artists’ productions.
The Garden of Spirited Minds
A durational installation-performance for babies 0-12 months
The Garden Of Spirited Minds is installation based dance performance for babies. The dense installation is inspired by organic forms and provides out-of-ordinary aestheticexperience, interlacing movement and dance, music and sound, visual and tactile stimulation as well as natural smells. It invites the babies and their parents to freely move, explore, be active and/or relax and enjoy the multi-sensorial artistic experience.
Concept, and stage design: Dalija Acin Thelander
Choreography: Dalija Acin Thelander in collaboration with Noah Hellwig
Performed by: Noah Hellwig and Dalija Acin Thelander
Music: Thomas Jeker
Lights: Dalija Acin Thelander and Ronald Salas
Supported by: Swedish Arts Grants Council, City, Stockholm Country Council, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Seanse (NO), Weld, Stockholm