concept, stage design, choreography
Dalija Aćin Thelander
assistant to stage designer and stage design creation
Marta Romaszkan, Kacper Lipiński / Monika Kiwak, Dusko Stamenic
Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk
Baby Space - unique installation for infants aged from three months and their parents!!!
Baby Space is a unique installation offering infants and their parents an extraordinary sensory, artistic and interpersonal experience. It is a space that stimulates all the senses and makes everyone feel safe and free.The interdisciplinary project combines multimedia, animation, dance, music, theatre and words. The premise which Dalija Aćin Thelander, a Serbian choreographer living in Sweden, based her concept is to mix: dancers, musicians, actors, filmmakers, singers, stage designers etc. to work together on the creating of a space that children would find both friendly and stimulating. Stary Browar was the second venue in the world in which this exceptional space was e created with the contribution of some very interesting artists who also work in the field of art for children.
Baby Space works in two ways: as an interactive choreogrhapy installation and as a dance performance inside the installation.
The installation space is clearly separated from the surroundings and comprises three areas of sensing:
an area of tactile sensations – the installation interior is made of soft and resilient material that is pleasant and smooth to touch
an area of auditory sensations – the music is abstract in nature and provides a backdrop for the sensory experience; but it can also be a guide within the space, just like the words which emerge with the sounds – resonant words filled with mysterious meanings and
an area of visual sensations – short films and visualisations that enter as smudges of colour into the immaculately white space; this area also extends to movement when, during the performances, the dancers appear.
Dalija Aćin Thelander (b. 1974) is one of the most interesting contemporary choreographers working in the field of art for children. She is a graduate of the Lujo Davičo Ballet School in Belgrade and has expanded her experience and skills during numerous classes and residencies across Europe. She has presented her works at a number of prestigious international festivals, for instance Impulstanz, Tanz im August and the Urban Festival (Kiasma), in addition to some major festivals in Serbia, including BITEF, BELEF and Infant. Dalija has worked with many international directors and artists. She has created several dance performances for children, including two for babies. One of the latter, „The book of roaming”, received an award at the Serbian TIBA Festival. Her shows have also successfully toured Korea and Japan