A Resource Review of the video BebéBabá by Rodrigues, Nunes & Rodrigues (2004).
By Anne McNair
BebéBabá is a fascinating video, which takes the concept of demonstration classes to a new performing level. Created in Portugal by Helena Rodrigues and Paulo Maria Rodrigues, BebéBabá was filmed by Pedro Sena Nunes. An artistically designed documentary of a musical performance by adults, toddlers, and babies, the video alternates images and sounds of the performance and the music class from which the performance was an outgrowth. The performers are music teachers, mothers, fathers, and their young children. All are wearing costumes of colorful overalls. The production uses simple, colorful props: two large red rubber tires, a parachute, and scarves. Abstract images and images of persons at various stages of life are projected onto a screen. The audience, consisting of friends and families of the…