Yesterday K and I went on a mummy and daughter date all by ourselves. We try and do this regularly, spend some special time together since her younger sister has been born. I bought tickets a while ago to take her to see 'How Cold My Toes' by the Travelling Light Theatre Company which was on at the local Playhouse in town. I chose this one particularly because it was a dance/drama textless piece performed by two actors/dancers exploring the four seasons, looking at the changing moods of each season and how our behaviour is affected by them. The Director, Sally Cookson, describes what she tried to do in the programme "I'm not interested in trying to interpret the seasons literally, it's more about capturing their essence in an abstract way. After a long, cold winter how we long for those first green shoots of spring. The anticipation of what's to come is delicious and when Spring finally arrives it's like a firework display, frenetic, joyous and bonkers." Celebrating the seasons is such a huge part of leading a Waldorf inspired home life that I couldn't resist taking her to see and experience this unique piece of theatre. Hardly any props were used so it was especially lovely to see something as simple as playsilks being used to suggest flowers blooming in the spring time. K loved this because she plays with them so much at home.
I take K to the theatre quite regularly because I read Film and Drama at University and would love to pass on my love of drama and theatre to her. The theatre is especially important to us because the children are 99% TV free so I feel it is important that they see actors on stage as they are not seeing acting /performances on television.