MANTA is specifically aimed at the very youngest from 4 to 24 months, yet it is a pleasure and delight for the senses of young and old.

Manta transforms into a poetic dance with 3 musicians.

Klankennest was inspired by the special visual presence and movements of the Manta giant ray from the ocean. With glass art, wood and textiles the installation took shape. The music is based on old and contemporary music combined with polyrhythmic compositions. This goes hand in hand with improvisations in and with the installation and the audience. Repetition and repetitive elements form the basis for this journey.

The installation is a safe, secure environment that invites to explore, wonder and play.

"Klankennest maakt warme voorstellingen en installaties, die de kinderen veilige beeldende en muzikale indrukken geeft vanuit een grote artistieke en pedagogische professionaliteit." ( jeugdprogrammator An)


Children from 4 months to 24 months.

In kinderdagverblijven brengt Klankennest de aangepaste MINI-Manta voorstelling.


Liesbeth Bodyn (zang, artistieke leiding), Jeroen Van der Fraenen (scenografie, technische coördinatie), Annemie Osborne of Corentin Delicour (cello, zang, compositie), Aya Suzuki of Kaja Farszky (percussie, zang), Tine Allegaert (compositie), Rebecca Van Bogaert (compositie), Indré Jurguleviciute (compositie), Tchi-ann Liu (bewegingscoach)

Atelier Mestdagh / Ingrid Meyvaert (glasramen), Nova Villa (Reims) – Het Lab CCHA (Hasselt) en Rotondes (Luxembourg) (co-productie). Met dank aan Musica, Impulscentrum (Pelt), Schouwburg Kortrijk + Buda (Kortrijk), Peter Ingelbeen (licht)

This performance was made possible with the support of Flemish Community and City of Ghent.


Klankennest vzw (Soundnest) is a company for young children and their parents that enables a dialogue and experimentation in music, movement and visual arts through sensory experiences.

2021 – 2022 Klankennest vzw
In collaboration with Wild van Vorm

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