Research in Performing Arts for Children from Birth to Three
Edited By Wolfgang Schneider
Preface by the editor
Theatre for Early Years? Questions about Qualifications by Wolfgang Schneider There is an old phenomenon in the arts: Education! And there is a new tendency: Arts for the very young! The relationship to education is clear, but what about the profit for the arts? Theatre for Children started in former times from six years, since a couple of years there is a kind of theatre for children between three and six, nowadays we find examples on stage for babies – from birth to three! What does that mean for the theatre arts? First – The world of children as the horizon of experiences? To duplicate the images: The Teddy bear as a Teddy bear, the duck as a duck, and the snowman as a pic- ture of the snowman? Where is the new experience? Second – The role of music as a dramaturgical element? Could you see the music, could you feel the music, could you recognize the music? – Songs as literature art? – Melodies from the record? Third Is the performance divided into two pieces – the actors and the spectators, the stage and the audience, the one who tells the story and the one who is told the story? Why do we need the traditional confrontation? Are the very young chil- dren much more interested in the whole situation, with other very young chil- dren, with the mums and fathers, with the nursery nurse, with the lighting- system and so on? Fourth Is there a special age for a successful reception of a...
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