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Nadam by Little Creatures is an immersive performance that brings extra-ordinary sounds to parents and babies , encouraging them to “be” with the performers in the moment. The performance is inspired by the Chinese philosophies of Heaven, Earth and Man, as well as Eight Tones, incorporated into the performers’ improvisations and the audience’s play of sounds.
The performance was designed with the themes of mother nature and her elements in mind. Audiences will be greeted by in-utero sounds playing in the background upon entering the venue, prior to the start of the main performance. The main performance has three segments. The first is “Man”, which begins with the performers improvising with their voices to interact with the babies, engaging them in communication with the most natural way for the human body to produce sound. The next segment “Earth” is characterized by percussive music produced by wooden instruments. Rhythmic instruments are introduced to the babies, either by directly passing it to them or placed in close enough proximity such that they may investigate on their own. The third segment “Heaven” is characterized by ethereal sounds, as the babies are given a different set of Heaven-inspired objects to play and interact with. The performance then ends with an epilogue sequence that harks back to the beginning of the show, where performers use their voices to project the sounds of Heaven and Earth and bid the audience farewell.
Created by the founder of Little Creatures, Natalie Alexandra Tse, this project is a part of Natalie’s doctoral research. Natalie is a PhD scholar at the National Institute of Education Singapore. She believes that the Arts has the ability to develop children’s awareness of the diverse cultures in the world, thereby cultivating understanding, respect and empathy for others. She hopes to research further into the creative processes of improvisation and play in early childhood music while promoting her spirit of exploration and experimentation through the Arts. As a young mother, , she works together with Baby Dodo and Daddy Andy Chia to create age appropriate performances for children. Believing strongly that the young are beings with their own identities rather than becomings waiting to be sculpted, Natalie hopes to share her experiences as an artist and mother with other parents and their little ones.
(Friday) 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Goodman Arts Centre
90 Goodman Road, Blk E, #03-32, Singapore 439053