Little Creatures is an initiative dedicated to the creation of a space for children in the early years to play and learn through sounds, sonic objects and ideas. With the firm belief that children derive meaningful experiences, construct interpersonal relationships, and manifest their creativity through play, Little Creatures produces performances and workshops that involve the young and the young at heart in immersive manners. To date, Little Creatures has presented free-form music jam sessions for children such as “Bitesize Lil’ Creatures” - a musical exploration of dynamics, tempo and articulation for babies 36 months and under; and “Music Jamboree” - a sing and jam-a-long session for the entire family. Currently, the team is working on a performance for infants 18 months and under that would engage the children as co-performers in creating sounds.
Little Creatures is curated under the not-for-profit arts company, SAtheCollective Ltd. (Singapore).
Little Creatures is created by Natalie Alexandra Tse, a PhD scholar at the National Institute of Education Singapore. She hopes to research further into the creative processes of improvisation and play in early childhood music education while promoting her spirit of experimentation through the Arts. She believes that the Arts has the ability to develop children’s awareness of the diverse cultures in the world, thereby cultivating understanding, respect and empathy for others.
A young mother to Baby Dodo, she works together with Baby Dodo and Daddy to create age appropriate performances for children. Believing strongly that the very young are beings with their own identities, rather than becomings waiting to be sculpted, Natalie hopes to share her experiences as an artist and mother with other parents and their little ones.