FAQ: Can I bring a child under or over the recommended age?
Artist Julie Lebel responds:
Younger or older siblings of the participant’s recommended age are welcomed. Paper Playground is an interactive performance inviting children in the performance area throughout the performance. The invitations are often irresistible – drawing on the paper carpet, moving, etc…
Before the performance, artists meet the audience in small groups. On occasions, balancing a number of factors, parents/ caregivers may be asked to keep a child close during the performance if the child is outside of the recommended age group for this performance.
If you would like to come with a single child slightly younger than the recommended age, consider if the child is generally comfortable with older children. If they are not comfortable, the child may choose to sit with you. Or, the artists may ask you to keep them on your lap as an observer. Watching this performance will be great, lots to take in, lots to be inspired and bring home with you! Babies love to watch older children move and dance.
FAQ: Why this separation of ages?
The artists designed this experience with developmental learning considerations. Children under two are developing their locomotion skills and are busy learning with their senses. Children between 3 and 5 are fast and agile and can get so involved in a task they don’t look around for shorter people…