Baboró International Arts Festival for Children
15th Oct 2012 - 21st Oct 2012
Baboró offers the very best of Irish and international performing and visual arts for seven days in October. There are performances for ages 2 upwards that include theatre, music, aerial dance, puppetry, comedy, literature readings, poetry encounters, visual art exhibitions and a host of workshops.
Irish language and bi-lingual productions will have a strong focus this year including Spraoi, a physical theatre show created by Branar Téatar Do Pháistí (ages 3-5); Tic Teac Tic Teac puppetry show from Púca Puppets (ages 3-5); the World Premiere of Bodach an Chóta Lachna a physical theatre show from Fíbín Teo (ages 7-11) and An Fear Siúil, a miniature puppetry and storytelling show from Graffiti Theatre (ages 6-9).
Other highlights include The Song from the Sea puppet theatre show from Barnstorm Theatre (ages 4-7); The House that Jack Filled from Theatre Lovett (7+ and Family); gothic theatre for young audiences, Children of the Black Skirt from DramaWorks Ireland (ages 10-16); the Irish Premiere of Tiny Coloured Movements from Italian Dance and Visual Art company Teatrimperfetti (ages 2-5). Germany’s Helios Theater return with the Irish Premiere of their beautiful science show H20, for toddlers. Anyone who attended Helios Theater’s show Woodbeat/Holtzklopfen in Nuns’s Island two years ago will remember the wonder on the faces of the children.
An action packed Weekend of Family Shows for all ages will include one performance only of The Happy Prince. Donegal Youth Orchestra and Choir will perform a unique and exquisite Donegal-inspired orchestral and storytelling adaptation of the favourite Oscar Wilde story, narrated by Little John Nee. Baboró also introduces its first ever Standup Comedy gig for families as Steve Hartley brings his hilarious book Danny Baker Record Breaker to life. As if that wasn’t enough, the Silent Disco is baack! Cue two hours of dancing, singing and merriment with two Róisín Beag DJ’s at the iconic Seapoint Ballroom (ages 7-12).