New Vic to Present THIS [BABY] LIFE, 2/12-23

New Vic to Present THIS [BABY] LIFE, 2/12-23

The New Victory Theater, New York's theater devoted to kids and families, identifies a new audience this season: babies! This [Baby] Life, at the New 42nd Street Studios from February 12 - 23, invites infants ages four to 18 months and their caregivers to enjoy inventive choreography for a fascinating first-time theater experience.

Hailing from Adelaide, Australia, and created by dance artist Sally Chance, this contemporary dance piece celebrates babies' capacities to participate in the exciting world around them. Accompanied by melodies and rhythms both gentle and soaring, the performers of This [Baby] Life meet the children within the safe environment of a carefully created performance space and inspire awe and interaction from the very young audience through sound and movement.

During a two-year fellowship from the Australia Council's Dance Board, Sally Chance explored the cultural lives of babies and very young children through movement; as a result of this research, Ms. Chance developed This [Baby] Life, Australia's first performance work for audiences in this age group. The performers of this production include composer and musician Heather Frahn and dancers Stephen Noonan and Felecia Hick.

Tickets for This [Baby] Life in Studio 3A/B at the New 42nd Street Studios (229 West 42nd Street) are $10.50 for Members and $15 at full price.

Theater-goers who buy tickets for three or more New Victory shows qualify for free Membership, with benefits including 35-percent savings on tickets all season long and unlimited free ticket exchanges. Purchase tickets online or by phone at 646-223-3010. The New Victory Theater box office (209 West 42nd Street) is open Sunday and Monday from 11am-5pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm-7pm. For more information, visit the New Victory website.

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