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AliBaBach

AliBaBach is an interactive performance-piece for babies and the grown ups caring for them. It explores the Universe of J. S Bach and how Bach can become a musical mediator between adults and very young children.

AliBaBach is based on the vast experience of CMT working with babies in productions such as BebéBabá, Bebé Plim-Plim and Andakibébé. In these performances very young children are exposed to rich, contrasting musical stimuli, as well as to fundamental elements of musical discourse in playful environments featuring a generous amount of interaction and communication between children and their caregivers.

AliBaBach is loosely based around The Goldberg Variations, with several of the variations giving rise to new tableaux, combining music, dance and theatre. It encompasses a variety of contrasting musical styles and is rooted in the voices of the two performers. The voices reveal their immense flexibility, at the same time displaying influences from classical as well as ethnic music. The vocal element is complemented by the use of toy instruments.

The performance of AliBaBach alternates between energetic moments and moments of great interiority. It features elements with a delicate and subtle sense of humor, presented in a poetic and intimate tone, always interacting and accompanying the audience. It is an invitation for babies and those who care for them to take the guiding hand of Bach, and enter the World of Music with ears and eyes open.

CONCEPT & PRODUCTION Companhia de Música Teatral / MUSICAL AND ARTISTIC DIRECTION Paulo Maria Rodrigues / RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES Helena Rodrigues / SCENERY AND COSTUMES ® De Nós - Ana Guedes, José Simões, Paulo Maria Rodrigues (COORD.) / PERFORMERS Pedro Ramos e Isabel Nogueira ou Joana Araújo ou Sandra Rosado

Alibabach is an exciting and wonderful journey through a fairytale. Entering an amazing decor, a magical world of light and circles, the public is immersed in a fascinating world of movement and voice, confronted in the most original way with Bach's music, full of humor and touching moments. For babies, toddlers and their parents, it is a true delicatessen for the musical mind.

Sarah Verhulst, artistic coordinator of the Babelut Festival

Magic, Poetic, Fragrant!

Roberto Perez, Conductor, Composer

“…” And at that same moment, another barrier was broken: the child living permanently hidden in the hearts of adults also found space to emerge – this was a chance it simply couldn’t miss. It was then that all distances disappeared and the group became fully one with the space / time – something that doesn’t exist here, there or anywhere else, neither yesterday, nor today or tomorrow - just the ecstatic state of the here and the now.

Marisa Trench de Oliveira Fonterrada, Professor, UNESP, Brasil

AliBaBach convincingly shows that even Bach's music is rooted in the way we understand each other by means of sound and gestures, and that the youngest of our children are ready to be an integral part of this experience.

Hans Van Regenmortel, Artistic Coordinator
at Musica, Impulse Centre for Music - Belgium

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TEATRO GARCIA DE RESENDE / ÉVORA

TEATRO GARCIA DE RESENDE / ÉVORA

Casa das Artes / V. N. Famalicão

Casa das Artes /
V. N. Famalicão

Casa das Artes / V. N. de Famalicão

AUDITÓRIO DO FÓRUM CULTURAL JOSÉ MANUEL FIGUEIREDO / Moita

Jardins do Palácio Marquês de Pombal / Oeiras

TEATRO GARCIA DE RESENDE / ÉVORA

AUDITÓRIO DO FÓRUM CULTURAL JOSÉ MANUEL FIGUEIREDO / Moita

Casas das Artes / V. N. Famalicão

AUDITÓRIO DO FÓRUM CULTURAL JOSÉ MANUEL FIGUEIREDO / Moita

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANTÓNIO TEIXEIRA, PAULO RODRIGUES AND ANA GUEDES

Travelling with Alibabach

  • Teatro Garcia de Resende
    Évora
    Auditório do Fórum Cultural José Manuel Figueiredo
    Moita
    FETEN
    Gijon, Espanha
    Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
    Lisboa
    Jardim do Palácio Marquês de Pombal
    Oeiras
    Casa das Artes
    Vila Nova de Famalicão
    Teatro Municipal de Bragança
    Bragança
    Biblioteca Municipal de Vila Real
    Vila Real
  • Auditório Fernando Lopes Graça
    Cascais
    Centro Cultural de Belém
    Lisboa
    Musica
    Neerpelt, Belgium
    Cine Teatro de Gouveia
    Gouveia
    A Moagem
    Fundão
    São Luiz Teatro Municipal
    Lisboa
    Cine Teatro de Gouveia
    Gouveia
    Centro Cultural de Macau
    Macau
  • Guangzhou Opera House
    China
    Teatro-Cine de Pombal
    Pombal
    Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
    Brasília, Brasil
    Auditório UFMG
    Belo Horizonte, Brasil
    SESC Bom Retiro
    São Paulo, Brasil
    SESC Santos
    São Paulo, Brasil
    SESC Campinas
    São Paulo, Brasil
    Hong Kong City Hall
    Hong Kong
    Cine-Teatro Avenida
    Castelo Branco
    Concertgebouw
    Brugge, Belgium
    Den Jyske Opera
    Aarhus, Denmark

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