Multi-disciplinary art

play+GROUND: The Anywhere of Everything, No Matter the Time

Dalija Acin Thelander (Singapore/Sweden)

Event is cancelled

  • In Venue: The Festival House, Play Den
    28-30 May 2021

    28-30 May
    9am, 11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm
  • $30 / pair

    $40 / 3 pax

  • 1h, no intermission 

    All babies and neuro-divergent young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Everyone requires a ticket for admission including infant in arms, children and accompanying adults attending the session

    • Important Information for attendees of the live performance

      Measures will be taken to ensure the health and safety of all patrons.

      This includes wearing a mask at all times for both staff and patrons, temperature taking, TraceTogether check-in and observance of social distancing around the theatre.

      It is not mandatory for babies and neuro-divergent children under 6 years to wear masks.


Multi-disciplinary art

play+GROUND: The Anywhere of Everything, No Matter the Time

Dalija Acin Thelander (Singapore/Sweden)

In this dynamic colourful landscape, come explore and discover a new form of being-in-the-world!


Advisory for audiences

The performance and installation is designed and recommended for pre-walking babies (from 6 months and up) and neuro-divergent young children with additional mobility needs, who would enjoy music, movement and sensory objects in an aesthetic setting.

Due to the need for social distancing and no intermingling between groups, the nature of this performance will not be suitable for active babies who have started to walk independently.


This programme is postponed till further notice. 

About the artist

Dalija Acin Thelander works within the performing arts field as a choreographer, theatre maker and cultural worker. She is involved in intensive research and creation in the field of contemporary dance for babies and children since 2008, as well as teaching and lecturing, asserting the importance of the early encounters with art. She is creating durational, installation-based performances and her work aspires to contribute to the notion of choreography as expanded practice, with the focus on audience's agency, intersensoriality and emplacement. Her performances for the youngest audiences have been presented in Japan, Korea, India, China, Brazil, South Africa and Europe. Her choreographed installation for babies “Baby Space” was created in Serbia, Poland, Denmark, Japan, China, Singapore and Greenland.

She is the recipient of the ASSITEJ Award for Artistic Excellence in 2021, awarded at 19th World Congress of ASSITEJ - International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People.

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