Readymade Baby

Readymade Baby by Karstein Solli Productions is a dance performance for the very youngest (aged 0-3 years).

Information

(Objekt ID 770)
Object type Production
Premiere April 26, 2008
Produced by Karstein Solli Productions
Audience Young children (from 0 to 3)
Expressions Dance, Performance for children
Running period April 26, 2008  
Duration 30 minutes of performance plus 20 minutes of playing with the children, all in all, 50 minutes
Website Karstein Solli Produksjoner

Requirements to venue

Minimum stage width 10m
Maximum stage width 8m
Minimum stage depth 12m
Maximum stage depth 11m
Rigging time 90 minutes
Downrigging time 60 minutes
Audience 60
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In Readymade Baby by Karstein Solli Productions the art term readymade referred to an understanding of the child as one that is ready to meet the artistic expression. The performance was developed in close interaction with children.

Specially designed objects, a doll and costumes, plus other readymades such as umbrellas, megaphones and cleaning cloths, made up the formal and visual frames of the performance. The perceptible appeared through touch, dance, song and other musical expressions.

The readymade art objects by French-American artist Marcel Duchamp stretched and challenged the definition of art. Children 0-3 years old do not yet know the conception of art, but are actively present in the meeting with art work. How do adults relate to that?

Readymade Baby by Karstein Solli Productions was supported by Arts Council Norway and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/MFA (travel grant/performing arts).

Source: Karstein Solli Productions, karstein.no, 21.11.2010, http://www.karstein.no/readymade_baby.html

Contributors
Name Role
Karstein Solli – Concept/Idea
Karstein Solli – Choreography
Stephan Østensen – Stage design
Ebba Johansson – Costume design
Øystein Elle – Sound design
Beata Kretovicova Iden – Dancer
Marianne Skjeldal – Dancer
Øystein Elle – Singer
Tone Gellein – Documentation (Video dokumentasjon)
Maybritt Jensen – Documentation (Prosjekt dokumentasjon)
Ane Lan – Other
Performance dates
September 23, 2013Småscenen, now Teaterkjelleren, The National Stage – Show
October 27, 2012 12:00 – Bragesalen - Union Scene – Show
October 27, 2012 13:30 – Bragesalen - Union Scene – Show
February 19, 2012 13:00 – Studioscenen – Show
February 19, 2012 15:00 – Studioscenen – Show
February 18, 2012 13:00 – Studioscenen – Show
February 18, 2012 15:00 – Studioscenen – Show
February 17, 2012 09:30 – Studioscenen – Show
February 17, 2012 11:00 – Studioscenen – Show
February 16, 2012 09:30 – Studioscenen – Show
February 16, 2012 11:00 – Studioscenen – Show
February 15, 2012 09:30 – Studioscenen – Show
February 15, 2012 11:00 – Studioscenen – Show
October 9, 2011Norilsk Polar Drama Theatre , Parallels – Show
October 8, 2011Norilsk Polar Drama Theatre , Parallels – Show
August 3, 2010Toimintakeskus Vuoltsu , Tampere Theatre Festival – Show
August 3, 2010Toimintakeskus Vuoltsu , Tampere Theatre Festival – Show
September 20, 2008Black box, Ringve vgs – Show
September 20, 2008Black box, Ringve vgs – Show
April 26, 2008Studioscenen – Worldwide premiere
Festivals
Parallels October 8, 2011
Tampere Theatre Festival August 3, 2010