Review: You Can Reach The Sky – An Immersive Theatrical Experience For Pre-Walking Babies
When was the first time you ever caught an immersive theatre performance? For audiences of You Can Reach The Sky, it was probably their first time, before they’ve even hit the tender age of one.
You Can Reach The Sky was conceptualised and created by Ellison Tan and Myra Loke. Both artists had already seen how theatre can be aimed ay young children, having been involved in the Esplanade’s Playtime! series of theatre shows aimed at children before, but realized that few companies had produced shows for audiences even younger than that locally. Six months, a devising phase and a couple of test shows later, one of Singapore’s very first immersive theatrical experiences aimed specifically at pre-walking babies was born.
You Can Reach The Sky showcases how even a show aimed at babies can still be one that pushes for aesthetic beauty, strong choreography and full audience engagement. We can’t wait to see how they continue to develop the piece and bring it to an even greater audience in future, and show Singapore how you’re never ever too young to get involved with the arts.
Photo Credit: Foxing Film and Photography
Performance attended 17/12/17, 1.30pm.
You Can Reach The Sky plays at ArtGround, Goodman Arts Centre Block J on 20th Dec (1.30pm and 3pm), 21st Dec (1.30pm and 3pm), 22nd Dec (1.30pm and 3pm) and 23rd Dec (1.30pm). Although currently fully booked, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to be on the waiting list! You Can Reach The Sky is still growing and continues to change with each iteration, and the team hopes to go mobile and bring the show to community centres, and possibly infant care centres in future.