All parents want to give their children the stimuli to be the best they can be. For some parents this starts while the child is still in the womb with classical music, and for others it starts as soon as the little one is in the world with vibrant colours and lullabies. But not many parents of infants would consider taking them to the theatre…
The people behind this new concept, Lena Kasiou and Anthi Kettirou – founders and creative directors of the Luna Rosa Theatre Company – are currently putting on a show for infants every Wednesday at 4pm and Saturday at 10.30am and 12.30pm in Nicosia until January 3.
After the success of the first baby theatre performance in the summer entitled Bloom, the creative directors are putting on a show called #pandababy❤️️❤️️❤️️. While Bloom was a summer story that featured an exciting adventure that took infants on a magical journey of life at the bottom of the sea, #pandababy❤️️❤️️❤️️ is set in December and is suitable for babies up to 24 months. The story focuses on a girl, played by Varsia Adamou, who is in her room, doing whatever she can to stay awake and see Santa.
“Her creativity and inventive play with her ‘friends’ keeps babies on their toes until the magical moment of Santa’s visit. Her discoveries bring the story to life and unfold surprises that awaken the infants’ curiosity, perception, emotional and exploratory instincts,” Kasiou said.
Speaking further about the performance, Kasiou said baby theatre in Cyprus is such a unique and tender experience, which activates the senses and offers babies their first exposure to a multi-sensory immersive theatrical happening.
#pandababy❤️️❤️️❤️️ features original music written specially for this performance by Kasiou. Movement and choreography has been coached by Kettirou.
Performance for babies. Strovolos Avenue 220, Nicosia. Until January 3. Wednesday at 4pm and Saturday at 10.30am and 12.30pm. €15 for baby and parent. Tel: 96-455929