Wiersma & Smeets
The artistic duo Bram Wiersma and Moniek Smeets have made visual performances together for almost twenty years. Whether it’s old junk or high tech gadgets, for these masters of art EVERYthing gets used to tell a story. In their laboratory theatre everything is made by themselves and they are also the performers in their own shows resulting in a fusion of simplicity and complexity. Their first successful show for toddlers was Lampje. Lampje, a Proeftuinvoorstelling at Festival 2 Turven Hoog in 2008, followed by Spotlicht! in 2010. www.wiersma-smeets.eu.
A gimlet, a pulley, switches, hinges, handles and cranks: Ludopia is one big play paradise for toddlers and pre-schoolers. In a short light- and projection show the light man shows all the things you can do in this interactive arts playground. After this the children will play and touch everything and discover the magical world of machines of Wiersma&Smeets. This happens in two groups that switch halfway the show.
Wiersma&Smeets have been travelling around with their playground since last season. Now children are finally allowed to execute, touch and try everything. They can use material-exploration, light, shadow, gravity etc. They are also made familiar with unusual ways of being interactive. No mouse or touch screen is in sight though there is a digital hop-scotch, a magnetic crank and a hydraulic pump game. Everything according to the specific and wonderful Wiersma & Smeets-design.
For infants between 2,5 and 5 years and adults
Can be played in theatres and on festivals
Ludopia is a Language No Problem-performance
Development, execution and play
Moniek Smeets and Bram Wiersma
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