FOCUS ON AFRICA : ASSITEJ International Archives Online

Zimbabwe High Energy Dance Company © Pangolin Productions

© Pangolin Productions

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Understand the Arguments, explore the Activities, look at the Performances, read on: A variety of documents give an insight into the contemporary Theatre for Children and Youth in Africa. Video-Stills describe different types or show most inspiring performances. With texts and illustrations express posters and flyers the diversity and plurality of African cultures and theater-styles. Newsletters and reports elaborate on the varied discourses between artists and within their organization. With the latest delivery from the World Congress of ASSITEJ 2017 the ASSITEJ International Archives offer new sources for the further development of TYA worldwide.

Current Performances and Cultural History

Since March 2018 we are grateful also to present – as a reprint from TEATRE LALEK – a review of African guest performances displayed during the ASSITEJ World Congress 2017 by Agata Drwięga.

Nyasha Mujuru, Manuela Ngoi Rymis, Jürgen Kirschner © private

N. Mujuru, J. Kirschner, M. Ngoi Rymis © private

For the webpublication and to supplement the new arrivals a team in Frankfurt (Main) has completely revised and updated the Collection of the ASSITEJ International Archives.

A short introduction to the ASSITEJ International Archives is published on the Website of the Children and Youth Theatre Center as well as a detailed description of this part of the Center’s Collection.

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Nürnberg, Europa und zurück

Das Festival Panoptikum wurde gestern Abend eröffnet. Im Mittelpunkt der Eröffnungsrede von Andrea Erl stand die Frage nach der Bedeutung Europas und seinen Werten, die sie aus dem Vertrag von Lissabon zitierte. Wolfgang Schneider forderte eine Wahlkampagne für mehr Kinder- und Jugendtheater im Freistaat. Er bezog sich in seinem Grußwort auf die aktuelle Studie der ASSITEJ, die auch Oberbürgermeister Ulrich Maly und Staatssekretär Sieber interessierte. Was muss passieren, damit Kinder und Jugendliche in Nürnberg, Bayern und Europa Theater erleben können?

Zu Gast beim Festival Panoptikum ist auch der Vorstand der ASSITEJ International.

Im Festivalprogramm mit immerhin 53 Aufführungen an 10 Spielstätten präsentiert die ASSITEJ heute ihr neues IXYPSILONZETT Jahrbuch für Kinder- und Jugendtheater 2018. Wolfgang Schneider diskutiert im Gespräch mit Andrea Erl (Theater Mummpitz) und Jürgen Decke (Theater Pfütze) Strukturen für Theaterkunst.

Lesen ist Partizipation! Wer liest kann mitdiskutieren!

Wolfgang Schneider und Anna Eitzeroth sind die Herausgeber der neuen Publikation „Partizipation als Programm“ im Transcript Verlag. Heute kam das Buch frisch aus der Druckerei.

Praxis und Theorie kommen zu Wort und diskutieren ausgehend von Projekten des Förderprogramms „Wege ins Theater“ der ASSITEJ, das im Kontext von „Kultur macht stark. Bündnisse für Bildung“ umgesetzt wird, wie Partizipation gelingen kann.

Lesen Sie mit.

Diskutieren können Sie mit uns und anderen am 1. und 2. November im Künstlerhaus Mousonturm beim Fachtag „Theater als kollektive Kunst – Partizipation als Prinzip“.

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With Fire in the Head. A meeting about German dramaturgy for young adults

Z ogniem w głowie 2016 Titelseite des Programmheftes A Glance around Polish TYA 4

From the 18th to 22nd of October 2016 the second meeting about German dramaturgy for young adults  ‚Z ogniem w głowie‘ took place in the Dramatyczny Theatre in Wałbrzych. Both the presentations of the German plays and the speeches of the Polish and German guests were new and innovative. What I found most inspiring is the idea of plays written for youth which catch also the interest of adults. In Poland there are many plays written for adults which are appropriate for youngsters too. But the first option leads TYA to more democratic events for instance for a mixed-aged-audience – in contrast to shows whose main topic is addressed to children but also contains numerous subtexts for adults only. For more read on: http://www.jugendtheater.net/en/poland/firehead

This series by Agata Drwięga on http://www.jugendtheater.net is dedicated to Polish contemporary theatre for children where various influences come across. It is easy to find there both traditional puppet performances and shows based on modern plays. In the posts we present some drafts of the interesting and worth-to-be-mentioned performances, tendencies, publications and events, which took place in Poland recently.

What’s new? A meeting about theatre for young adults

junges theater basel: Flex © Piotr BędziszewskiA Glance Around Polish TYA 3

Between the 14th and 17th October 2016 in the ‚Miniatura‘ Theatre in Gdańsk a professional meeting ‚What’s new?‘ (Co nowego?) took place. It was dedicated to contemporary theatre for young adults, which in Poland is mainly represented by a sort of ‚in-yer-face theatre‘. In addition to the presentations of the foreign and Polish performances, three round tables were organized. We discussed how German and Swiss artists deal with this topic and we confronted it with our Polish experiences. In our opinion also in Poland theatres should give young adults more opportunities to attend performances by themselves. For more read on: http://www.jugendtheater.net/en/poland/whatsnew

This series by Agata Drwięga on http://www.jugendtheater.net is dedicated to Polish contemporary theatre for children where various influences come across. It is easy to find there both traditional puppet performances and shows based on modern plays. In the posts we present some drafts of the interesting and worth-to-be-mentioned performances, tendencies, publications and events, which took place in Poland recently.

At the Campfire

25th Professional Meeting in Orzycko 2016 © Izabela NowackaA Glance around the Polish TYA 2

The beginning of September is a special time for contemporary Polish dramaturgy – at that time the new edition of ‚Nowe Sztuki dla Dzieci i Młodzieży‘ (‚New Plays for Children and Young People‘) is published and the yearly professional meeting in Obrzycko takes place. This event has a long tradition and this year’s gathering was extraordinary for a number of reasons. We celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Competition for a Play for Children and Young People, the 40th edition of ‚Nowe Sztuki‘ and the 25th professional meeting. The main theme which was discussed this year was the presence of varied forms of funniness in contemporary plays. For more read on: www.jugendtheater.net/poland/campfire

This series by Agata Drwięga on www.jugendtheater.net is dedicated to Polish contemporary theatre for children where various influences come across. It is easy to find there both traditional puppet performances and shows based on modern plays. In the posts we present some drafts of the interesting and worth-to-be-mentioned performances, tendencies, publications and events, which took place in Poland recently.

Purer Luxus: Ein Labor für neue dramatische Texte des Kindertheaters

Ein rechteckiges Holzpodest in der Mitte der GRIPS-Arena, ummantelt von silbern glänzender Folie. An den vier Ecken des Podestes sitzen vier Gestalten in merkwürdig verdrehten Körperpositionen, die zu schweben scheinen. In der Mitte eine Schauspielerin auf allen Vieren, den Rücken durchgedrückt, als laste schweres Gewicht auf ihr. Wir erleben das GRIPS-Ensemble bei einem der komödiantischen Höhepunkte der Gala zur Special Edition des Berliner Kindertheaterpreises. Weiterlesen