The Great Lalula! theater show for 2+ year olds


Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 02-09-2009

The Great Lalula The Great Lalula – Plays
AHA! International Theatre Festival– 1 Sep 200910:00am, 5:00pm & 7:00pm [3 shows]

Age group: Strictly 20 months to 3 years [Entry: 1 Adult + 1 Child, 1+1] Imagine bringing your 20-month young into a theatre only to find a party is being organized – a party for children! And then a lady comes on stage and begins to entertain your children with song and dance, all in a language that only children understand! This would be your experience should you watch “The Great Lalula”. Schnaawl Theatre’s charming production is based on Christian Morgenstern’s 100 year old gibberish poem. Except that it isn’t nonsense to a 2 year old, rather it sounds like the wordplays a 2 year old would make. Thus Lalula is an ode to love, food, music, colours and forms. A mesmerizing world where words skip and dance, move, laugh, jabber, murmur, rustle, rhyme and sing. A world of games between language and silence. Visual artist Jörg Fischer and actor Jule Kracht discover the universe of The Great Lalula. It’s a world that’s always disappearing and being reborn again. Lalula is a celebration of the moment.
Language: Gibberish
Duration: 50 mins

It was a completely silent play, only language was gibberish! The gibberish was pretty good in the sense it covered a wide variety of sounds that my son’s been making ever since he learnt to speak, including drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr of a mixie 8)

There was also real interesting fooling around with different kinds of vessels and sounds that they made. Esp the blowing of sugar and the flowing of it from vessel to the floor – particularly highlighted in the floodlighting was really cool.

Stopped taking photos after just 2 during the show as I could not avoid the annoying tiny beep on my mobile E71. Later on there was an interactive session, still with minimal speech, and silence was diluted and so clicked away…

The light and the sugar crystals made them real fun to play with!

…even for Appa! 😉

In a way, it was almost like snow 🙂 Appa wishes he’d tried some more art work…

RangaShankara – nice colorful cosmopolitan place (lots of foreigners as well)…

Lalula effect – next day…

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