Tiny Dancer
YEM + LAB

Join our journey! What happens when the dancer opens her magic suitcase? And when the musician plays his whimsical instruments?  

With ‘YEM + LAB’, a dancer and a musician move into the day care institution for a day, with all their suitcases. Together, we create a day full of dance and music activity: The interactive performance ‘YEM’ and the laboratory.

In the performance, we welcome you into our suitcase universe as we travel in different soundscapes, creating music with our movements – and putting thoughts, feelings and inner images into movement.

In the laboratory, we visit your group rooms, building imaginative spaces out of suitcases, initiating games. As we continue to the next group room, the play continues. There are three different laboratories: The mountain, the city, and the river. 

The precise program of the day is agreed upon with the artists prior to their visit.

Mette Møller Overgaard (DK), a dance artist, is focusing her choreographic practice in projects based on the physical, social and creative experiences of the participants. Working in the intersection between different art forms, she often works site specifically. She is a very experienced teacher and facilitator of projects with young children. David Navndrup Black (DK/UK), a sound artist, has movement and technology at the core of work. Collaborating with artists from other professions, he gives new sensory acquaintances with well-known places, using percussion and technology to create different sound experiences for and with children.

Artist

Tiny Dancer

Title

YEM + LAB

Age

2½ to 6 years.

Practical info.

Space: The interactive performance 'YEM’ is performed in a neat, clean and warm space suitable for movement. The space must be at least 5 x 7 metres / 6 x 6 metres and should not be a room of passing through. The temperature should be at least 20/21 degrees.
The laboratory can be made in other rooms in the institutions.

Numbers: Max. 15 children and min. two adults per performance and laboratory. It should be the same adults throughout the whole session.
One dancer and one musician will come to your institution.

Clothing: Please wear clothes that you can move in.

Duration: Approximately 45 minutes per session. The artists visit you for a day between 9 AM and 2 PM, doing two interactive performances and one laboratory. They will make detailed arrangements with you in due time before arriving.

Type

For Child-Care Centers, For Municipalities

Credits

Choreographer and dancer: Mette Møller Overgaard, Composer and musician: Dave Navndrup Black, Photographer: Emilie Søgaard.