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THEATRE FOR CHILDREN, CONTEMPORARY CREATION

Associació de Teatre per a Tots els Públics
 
Date and time
2014

30th of november

This is a Professional Session within the framework of Temporada Alta, festival of reference of Performing Arts in Catalonia and Spain, where international programmers, who lead European theatres and festivals, will talk about quality and risk in Theatre for Children. These are different points to think of:

  • Are we as demanding with Theatre for Children as we are with the theatre for adults?
  • What does ‘Contemporary Theatre’ mean?! And what does ‘Comercial Theatre’ do?
  • Does Contemporary Creation related to Theatre for Children exist in our country?
  • With which of the previous options, either Contemporary or Commercial Theatre, do we feel more comfortable?
  • Obviously, not all the shows that take a risk to innovate, offer quality theatre... Furthermore, there are some commercial shows that are actually fascinating…
  • In this harsh economic climate, how can we overcome adversity?
  • What are the new trends for Theatre for Children?
  • How is this kind of theatre moving forward in your country? And across Europe?
  • How do you approach these trends?

17h      Special Welcome and Presentation
            EL CANAL | PLAÇA CAN PATRAC 1 | SALT

17h20   Presentation, by Temporada Alta and TTP Association
            Introduction, by Moderator and Speeches (approximately 15’/person)
            FACTORIA CULTURAL CROS COMA, AUDITORI | C/ SANT ANTONI 1 | SALT

Christian Schönfelder, Germany 
JES Stuttgart Dramaturg - Schöne Aussicht Festival Artistic Director
Camilla Svingen, Norway
Mini Midi Maxi Festival, former Programmer Proscen
Kurt Pothen, Belgium
Agora Theater Artistic Director TheaterFest

18h20   VIP Row contribution, representative people from Catalonian theatres and festivals

18h50   Audience involvement, Debate

Debating points: 
What should family shows be like?
What should our role as creators be?
What limitations do we impose in the creative process?
What are the differences between creating for adults and for children?
What can we offer to children on an aesthetic level?
Why is it a good idea to risk and innovate in theatre for children?
What does it take for a Catalan company to perform across Europe?

19h30   Closing Statement and Glass of Wine

Interventions will be hold either in English or Catalan, supported by simultaneous translation.

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