Dansmakers Amsterdam, Netherlands
The floor is a white paper. Two dancers roll, crawl, and turn on the floor. Their actions and movements leave colored traces on the paper… red, blue, and yellow. Slowly a colorful painting is created, made not only with brushes or with hands and fingers, but also with the whole body. „Color” is a performance especially created for children between the ages of 2 to 6 years old. In „Color” children learn that painting can be physical and dynamic action, and the various treatments and movements can produce diverse forms on the paper. Thereby encouraging the understanding of physical language, the choreography becomes visible on the paper, synthesising the two art forms: painting and dancing.
Gaia Gonnelli is an Italian choreographer, artistic leader of Dadodans, a dance company based in The Netherlands. She collaborates with the production house Dansmakers Amsterdam. Gaia Gonnelli creates shows for children in the early age. Her work combines dance, theatre, live music as well as other art disciplines. Her interest lies in creating works that encourages children to use their own imagination.
Photos taken during International Theatre Festival for Children “100, 1000, 1,000,000 Stories”, 3-10.10 2015