Theatre for Early Years
Research in Performing Arts for Children from Birth to Three
©2009 Edited Collection 202 Pages
Series: Kinder-, Schul- und Jugendtheater - Beiträge zu Theorie und Praxis, Volume 13
There is an old phenomenon in theatre arts: Education! And there is a new tendency: theatre arts for the very young! The relationship to education is clear, but what about the profit for the arts? The world of children as a horizon of experiences? The role of music as a dramaturgical element? Is it needed to divide the performance in actors and spectators? Is there a special age for a successful reception? How much should theatre artists be confronted with the physical and psychological development of children? It seems that Theatre for Early Years is a work in progress. There are more and more examples on the stages of the world: In Europe, in the States, in Australia. A variety of different perspectives are included in this research in performing arts from birth to three. The authors are reflecting their work, their observations, their directorship – to discover a new audience, to accompany the new generation in aesthetics, to make the signs of the time transparent. And maybe the development of Theatre for Early Years is a new challenge to renew the language of theatre, to establish an art of simplicity for the complexity of theatre.
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- 2012 (April)
- Kindertheater Kunsterziehung Small Size Network Entwicklung von Kleinkindern
- Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 202 pp., num. fig.