BABYBE FESTIVAL 2018
Play Different, Play Together
Play happens all the time and everywhere. Playing games is one of the activities that has always been common to the entire human race. Since prehistoric times and with very different shapes and characteristics, it has been used by the peoples to provide entertainment and leisure.
BabyBe festival 2018 was inspired by the book “Red Rover Red Rover” Games from an Irish Childhood by Kunak McGann.
Each country reflects in some way its own world, its complex cultural system through the playing activity. Knowing games from different countries and traditions makes it possible to approach in a fun way to other cultures, discovering affinities and differences, habits, customs and sometimes even the values of a culture.
So play can also become a simple and extraordinary way to bring children closer to other cultures. Without any presumption to teach anything but to have fun.
We engaged local migrant organizations and together we introduced to the local community traditional outdoor games, music and activity songs from Ireland and the parts of the world which the migrants came from. The games were associated to a culture and introduced to the audience by different artistic languages: dance, illustration, playing music, singing and circus. With our program we explored outdoor games played in Ireland and around the world in a time when there were not computer games. With our event we encourage the local families to interact with each other through the power of art and play.
Also, we explored the diversity of The Liberties using different artistic languages: dance, music, circus and much more...
BabyBe Festival 2018 was kindly sponsored by