HEART AND BELLY BUTTON
Heart and Belly Button is an adventure performance, a unique form of sensory, didactic and artistic theater, an interactive installation and playroom.
Join Doctor Scab and Doctor Skin on a journey into the human body. Put on your doctor's caps and slippers and transform into their assistants. Do you know where the food you eat travels to? And what is this invisible thing around us that smells so good? What makes my body move, run, jump and roll? The pleasant sound of ba-dum, ba-dum, ba-dum accompanies me all the time. Do you know what that sound is? And how very delighted I feel when someone cuddles me. Who exactly is telling all these stories in my head!?
The Heart and Belly Button experiential maze allows children and their parents to explore the way that the human body works together. Active mental and physical activities that children engage in during the performance can serve as the basis for parents and educators and allow them to continue exploring the topic of the human body once the performance has finished, shamelessly and in a fun way. The production was created as part of the Experimental Maze of the House of Children and Art.
In 2015, the production received an award for transforming a complex theme into a simple, uniform and witty theatrical piece (8th Biennial of Puppet Artists of Slovenia, Maribor)
Age: 2.5 years+
Duration: 45 min
Concept and direction: Katja Kähkönen, Mateja Ocepek, Katja Povše
Visual imagery: Katja Kähkönen, Mateja Ocepek
Set design and costumography: Katja Kähkönen, Mateja Ocepek, Katja Povše
Dramaturgy: Anže Virant
Sound: Miha Šajina
Performers: Katja Povše / alter. Anže Virant, Mateja Ocepek, Katja Kähkönen (Finland)
Photography and video: Matej Povše
Production: AEIOU Theater for Babies and Toddlers, Puppet Society, H’art Institute
Co-production: House of Children and Arts
Premiere: April 24, 2015, House of Children and Arts, Ljubljana
A special thank you to Irena Rajh Kunaver, Jože Zajc, Samson Kamnik d.o.o. For help with the implementation.
The project was supported by City of Ljubljana - Department of Culture.