Infinity and everything known and unknown about the universe served as inspiration for the creation of this play in which children have the opportunity to be participants in the play, not just spectators. They have the freedom to explore, experience and create their own authentic movement motivated by the events in the play, which are at the same time supported by live desisound. The specificity of this play is that the audience is immersed in the play from the very beginning in a way that, together with the performers, they are doing astronaut exercises in preparation for the "space trip". With the active participation of the audience in the play, the desire is to motivate children to create their own movement, which in turn affects the development of self-awareness and self-confidence. The interactivity in the play wants to enable children to experience their own potential for changing society through their active participation in the performance as an idea of the possibility of changing social reality outside of the theater. The experience that children receives by participating in the play is simultaneously of an aesthetic and social nature. At the same time, with their participation, children create the aesthetics of the play, but also make contact with the performers and the rest of the audience.
The play Astronauts is an interactive dance-theater play for the whole family with children aged 4 to 9 years. The play can be enjoyed equally well by adults (caregivers, educators, teachers), which is a great opportunity to get closer and enjoy the art of dance and theater together.
This performance is supported by the KLIKER platform, which encourages dance for young audiences.
Premiere: March 8, 2018, Bjelovar City Museum
Concept and direction: Maja Zećo
Choreography: Irma Unušić
Performed by: Una Štalcar Furač, Irma Unušić, Vanesa Petrac, Ivan Marojević
Sound designers: Vanesa Petrac, Ivan Marojević
Costume design: Selena Gazda
Poster illustration: Karla Unušić, Danilo Kreso
Graphic support: Vedran Markulin
Production: UO SHOOMA
Photos: Marina Cosic
Video: Tomislav Sporiš
Trailer: Delimir Hrestak