Be Kind

Photo credits : Moon Saris

Be Kind

Emilie Weisse Circustheater (The Netherlands)


from 6 to 18 months

40 minutes

Be Kind is an intimate theatrical experience for babies aged 6 to 18 months and their adults. In this experience of sound, colour and movement, two circus artists take the whole audience on a sensory journey. The little ones discover acrobatics and juggling up close. The pop-up set slowly comes to life, and there’s always something vibrating, appearing, cracking, rolling or floating.

During the performance, a touching dialogue develops between the artists and their young audience. After the show, the artists invite the babies to explore and play in the set. Be Kind is a creation by Emilie Weisse, and to better understand babies she has collaborated with the Baby & Child Research Center in Nijmegen. To extend the experience, a pop-up book based on the show has been developed and is available after each performance.



Théâtre Jean Marais | 8 March 2024 at 9am & 10.45am (schools) | 9 March 2024 at 11am & 3pm – Find out more & book


Maison Jacques Brel | 14 March 2024 | 9am, 10.45am, 2pm (schools)


Conception and direction : Emilie Weisse
Artists : Joris de Jong and Jorga Lok
External eye : Menno van Dyke
Set and book design : Rianne van Duin
Lighting design and operation : Wouter Moscou
Costumes : Heidi de Raad
Scientific consultant : Sabine Hunnius (Baby & Child Research Center)

Production : Emilie Weisse Circustheater
Co-productions : TENT / Festival 2Turvenhoog+
With the support of : Fonds Podiumkunsten / Amsterdams Fonds voor de kunsten / Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds / Mingler Scholarship