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.


Children from 4 months to 24 months

In nurseries, Klankennest brings the adapted MINI-Manta performance.


Liesbeth Bodyn (voice, concept, artistic direction) or Celine Debacquer (voice), Jeroen Van der Fraenen (scenography, technical coordination), Annemie Osborne (cello, voice, composition), Aya Suzuki (percussion, voice), Tine Allegaert, Rebecca Van Bogaert &Indré Jurguleviciute (composition), Tchi-ann Liu (movement coach)

Atelier Mestdagh / Ingrid Meyvaert (stained glass), Nova Villa (Reims) - Het Lab CCHA (Hasselt) & Rotondes (Luxembourg) (coproduction). Thanks to Musica (Hasselt), Schouwburg Kortrijk + Buda (Kortrijk), Peter Ingelbeen (light)

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