T as in Dance

A dancer comes for a visit and opens an ABC book for reading. How do you dance with a D? And what’s the difference between the Finnish word Tanssi and the swedish word Dans?

T som i Dans / T niinkuin Danssi, is a solo show for children in the ages 1-6, that is mixing dance, play and visual storytelling. The performance plays with the letters of the alphabet and their forms, sounds and meaning. The performance also touches on issues of bilingualism in a playful way.

T as in Dans aims to raise children’s curiosity for letters and inspire learning through physical movement. The performance also contains some interactive play parts. T as in Dance can be performed in Finnish (T niin kuin Danssi) or Swedish (T som i Dans) and is also suitable for Swedish and Finnish bilingual groups.

T as in Dance is available for bookings, and can be performed, for example, in day care centers and special events.

Idea and performance: Sandrina Lindgren, Music: Marja Johansson,
Dramatic counseling: Ishmael Falke, Sofia Molin
Length: about 25 min
Preparation: 15 min
audience: 2-20 children
music: played from medhavd mp3
local: nursery rooms, playrooms (toys etc. around the place is a plus), dance surface: min. 2×2 m dance surface
Public place: children and adults on the floor or chairs alongside one side of the room.
Language: Swedish, Finnish

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