Puppetery : Join La Belle saison at Charleville

This publication is the outcome of the third International Theatre for Young Audiences Research (ITYARN) conference in conjunction with an ASSITEJ World Congress and Festival held in Warsaw, Poland in 2014. The ITYARN conferences’ themes always give a very broad frame to invite researchers from different countries and with diverse Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) traditions as well as diverse academic cultures to contribute to an international exchange about TYA. While exiting, this exchange is always a challenge. How to talk about aesthetic experiences and concepts of childhood in an intercultural dialogue? This is not just a question of translation but also of culturally determined concepts of TYA. Last but not least are the academic attitudes and modes of (critical) discussion themselves, which are culturally informed and shaped by individual experiences. With this publication, ITYARN once again takes up this most interesting task of developing intercultural exchange about TYA. It offers space for a diversity of author contributions, and it invites readers with academic and/ or artistic backgrounds to look for new inspirations for his or her reflections on TYA.

Geesche Wartemann (Hrsg.) ; Tülin Saglam (Hrsg.) ; Mary Mc Avoy (Hrsg.)

Youth and Performance: Perceptions of the Contemporary Child

2015, 208 S., mit 15 Abb., Paperback
Reihe: Medien und Theater, 13
ISBN: 978-3-487-15241-7

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This publication is the outcome of the third International Theatre for Young Audiences Research (ITYARN) conference in conjunction with an ASSITEJ World Congress and Festival held in Warsaw, Poland in 2014. The ITYARN conferences’ themes always give a very broad frame to invite researchers from different countries and with diverse Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) traditions as well as diverse academic cultures to contribute to an international exchange about TYA. While exiting, this exchange is always a challenge. How to talk about aesthetic experiences and concepts of childhood in an intercultural dialogue? This is not just a question of translation but also of culturally determined concepts of TYA. Last but not least are the academic attitudes and modes of (critical) discussion themselves, which are culturally informed and shaped by individual experiences. With this publication, ITYARN once again takes up this most interesting task of developing intercultural exchange about TYA. It offers space for a diversity of author contributions, and it invites readers with academic and/ or artistic backgrounds to look for new inspirations for his or her reflections on TYA.

Geesche Wartemann (Hrsg.) ; Tülin Saglam (Hrsg.) ; Mary Mc Avoy (Hrsg.)

Youth and Performance: Perceptions of the Contemporary Child

2015, 208 S., mit 15 Abb., Paperback
Reihe: Medien und Theater, 13
ISBN: 978-3-487-15241-7

The Worldwide Festival of Puppet Theaters of Charleville – Mézières takes part in « la Belle saison avec l’enfance et la jeunesse », the national program for TYA launched by the French Ministry of Culture to enlight contemporary creationship for children and young people in the field of performing arts.

In this frame, it proposes a two-years program, and invites international actors from the artistic, educational, cultural, research, and socio-cultural fields to question the mutual influence between young audiences and puppet productions at the occasion of its 2015 edition (18 – 25. September 2015). The first encounter will take place during the WWFPT, and will offer a 2 days artistic journey and meetings. “The meetings of the Festival should enable us to share our thoughts, our conceptions and our stories, different or shared, on the interpenetration and interaction between young people and performing arts, to envisage the condition of their European harmonization and to question the mutual influence which exists between culture and construction of the European identity. This topic has so far been little explored.”

In September 2016, a second meeting will be organized, this time inviting the professionals to share and discuss with young European spectators.

This project has been developed from March 2014 by a survey through an international network of 26 organizations, festivals, theatres and companies, together with a group of reseachers and practitioners. It is supported by the Champagne-Ardennes Region. Applications have been made to the European progamm Erasmus + to cover traveling and accomodation expenses.

This call out is open to professionals of arts / education / childhood around the world. Persons linked with a group of young people, which could therefore take part in the 2016 encounter, are warmly welcome.

Please, read the attached documents, and apply to relpubliques.festival@marionnette.com

Download the introduction to the project : Introduction – Charleville Worldwide Festival of Puppet Theatres – Eng
Download the planning of 2015’s encounters : Encounter planning – Worldwide Festival of Puppet Theatres – Eng

Poster of Worldwide Festival of Puppet Theaters from Charleville – Mézières