About the project
Mapping. A Map on the aesthetics of performing arts for early years is an artistic research project focused on creating a sensory-based relationship with very young children, from 0 to 6 years, through performing arts. In particular, it explores the idea of “children-spectators of today and not only of tomorrow”.Learn more
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- 22/02 - 03/03/2019
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- 02/03 - 03/03/2019
- 09/03 - 31/03/2019
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- 17/05 - 19/05/2019
- 05/06 - 11/06/2019
- 06/06 - 08/06/2019
- 09/06 - 10/06/2019
- 28/09 - 06/10/2019
- 02/10 - 04/10/2019
- 28/02 - 02/04
- October 1, 2020
- 07/05 - 12/05/2021
- 07/05 - 28/10
- 15/03 - 31/05
- May 1, 2021
- September 23, 2019
- March 17, 2022
- June 15, 2021
- May 7, 2021
- February 19, 2021
- June 9, 2021
- May 5, 2021
- July 10, 2021
- September 12, 2021
- June 1, 2021
- November 20, 2021
- January 29, 2022
- October 7, 2021
- October 10, 2022
RESEARCHERS MEETING #1The researchers from ITYARN, together with the four partners who coordinate the four research groups, met for the first time in Bologna to go in depth in the focus of the research and plan the first two years of work.
COMMON MEETING #1All partners have met for the first time together in Bologna to officially launch Mapping project! The meeting has been an opportunity to network and get to know each other, as well as to start shaping the next exciting four years. The next meeting will be in June in Breda, on the occasion of BRIK … Continued
VISIONI DI FUTURO, VISIONI DI TEATRO… 2019[February 22nd – March 3rd 2019, Teatro Testoni Ragazzi – Bologna, Italy] One of the special features of “Mapping. A Map on the Aesthetics of Performing Arts for Early Years” is that most of the activities planned are entwined with the Mapping festivals, 19 events over four years. The program of Visioni 2019, fully focused … Continued
CHILDREN-SPECTATORS EXHIBITION #1The first international call, issued only at the end of November, thanks to Bologna Children’s Book Fair – that prepared and disseminated it through its own channels – collected 418 submissions by illustrators from 45 different countries worldwide. Thirty-one illustrations. Thirty-one illustrators from thirteen countries: Elizabeth Alves de França e Silva (Brazil), Emanuele Benetti (Italy), … Continued
FOLLOW UP MEETING #1During Visioni 2019, the directors of the productions of “Mapping. A Map on the Aesthetics of Performing Arts for Early Years”, met and, moderated by Gerd Taube (professor and theatrologist, Kinder- und Jugendtheaterzentrums in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Frankfurt – Germany), started addressing three crucial issues of dramaturgy for performing Arts for Early Years. What sense … Continued
AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT FOCUS GROUPThe focus-group dimension allows to understand the implications and opportunities of an audience-oriented approach, through innovative marketing tools and a participatory approach that characterises more and more the contemporary cultural practices. The meeting is a chance of reflecting on how an exchange between those who offer the shows (programmers and artists) and those who bring … Continued
BIM BAM FESTIVAL 2019BIM BAM 2019, Toihaus Theater’s festival for early years, took place in Salzburg March 9th-30th. The festival hosted more than 60 shows from eight nations: Poland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Mexico, Netherlands, Sweden and Japan. The festival also included productions of some Mapping partners, such as Teatr Animaczy, Teater Tre, Helios Theater (Germany) and La … Continued
IMAGE WORK GROUP WORKSHOP #1On the occasion of BIM BAM 2019, the first work group workshop of Mapping took place. The Image work group, led by Uroš Korenčan from Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana, includes artists from Teatro Paraíso, Teatr Animaczy and Théâtre de la Guimbarde. For this first meeting, the group decided to host a workshop, “Moving image in space”, … Continued
KAOLIN ET BARBOTINE 2019Take a look to the shows presented and to the complete program of the festival here.
SOUND WORK GROUP WORKSHOP #1The festival Kaolin & Barbotine hosted the first workshop of Sound Work group, with artists from HELIOS Theater, Toihaus Salzburg, Kolibri Theatre and Teater Tre, as well as Katherine Morley, the researcher following their work. The artists met all together for the first time and, led by Barbara Kölling, started reflecting on personal experiences of … Continued
BRIK FESTIVAL 2019BRIK is the festival organised by De Stilte in Breda (Netherlands). The Stiltefestival, started in 2011 and taking place every two years, has a new look and a new name. From now on it is called BRIK: Brabants Internationaal Kinderfestival. With a stunning programme full of imaginative performances from all over the world, carefully selected … Continued
WORD WORK GROUP WORKSHOP #1In Breda, in the frame of the wonderful BRIK Festival, the Word group had its first workshop. First words, emotions coming through words, forbidden words, words in translation, words filling in blank spaces… Mapping partners Polka Theatre, Artika Theatre Company, Baboro International Arts Festival for Children, under the lead of Christian Schrøder of Theatre Madam … Continued
ZLATA PALIČICA 2019The Zlata paličica (Golden Stick) Festival is a Slovenian biennial festival of performing arts for children and young people, organised by Lutkovno gledališče Ljubljana (Ljubljana Puppet Theatre), Slovenski gledališki inštitut (Slovenian Theatre Institute) and the Cankarjev Dom Cultural and Congress Centre. The festival shows the best of Slovenian drama, musical, puppet, dance and experimental performances … Continued
MOVEMENT WORK GROUP WORKSHOP #1In the frame of Zlata paličica festival 18th edition, Ljubljana will host the last of the first year’s work group workshops. Between October 2nd and 4th, the Movement Working Group will contribute to the development of the project research through practical work. The work of the Movement group (Dance Theatre Auraco, De Stilte, La Baracca, … Continued
CHILDREN-SPECTATORS EXHIBITION #2There is a big difference between illustrating moments of theatre, dance or circus, and filtering those moments, those fragments, seeing them through the eyes or emotions of a child, focusing on the richness of the moments in which a child-spectator captures images, sounds and words of quality in order to feed their imagination. One of … Continued
TON IN TON – Toihaus TheaterA piece with dance and live music for children 1+ years old
VISIONI DI FUTURO, VISIONI DI TEATRO… 2021/MayMapping festivals restart after a long stop! More that one year after the 2020 edition was canceled four days before its start by the beginning of the pandemic in Italy, Visioni, the International festival of theatre and culture for early years organised in Bologna by La Baracca – Testoni Ragazzi, returns. Visioni 2021’s structure is … Continued
CHILDREN-SPECTATORS EXHIBITION #3There is a big difference between illustrating moments of theatre, dance or circus, and filtering those moments, those fragments, seeing them through the eyes or emotions of a child, focusing on the richness of the moments in which a child-spectator captures images, sounds and words of quality in order to feed their imagination. One of … Continued
CHILDREN-SPECTATORS EXHIBITION #4There is a big difference between illustrating moments of theatre, dance or circus, and filtering those moments, those fragments, seeing them through the eyes or emotions of a child, focusing on the richness of the moments in which a child-spectator captures images, sounds and words of quality in order to feed their imagination. One of … Continued
CORNICI. RICORDI IN TRE ATTI / FRAMES. MEMORIES IN THREE ACTS – La Baracca-Testoni RagazziOur memory is made of windows, fragments of stories we have listened to...
EXtra-INtra / Álommese – EXtra-INtra / Dream Tale – Kolibri TheatreIntrauteral memories are carried through our lives, giving us significant and useful foundations after birth...
DU ER HER / YOU ARE HERE – Madam BachAn imaginative journey accompanied by sounds and short stories that help us find a path...
WACHT’S EVEN / WAIT A MINUTE – de StilteFrom an assembly kit a (new) world emerges. Objects as white as snow fill the empty space...
DRÖMSKT / DREAMPLAY – Teater TreDoes a very young child dream of warm water, of being endlessly surrounded and safe?
PESKOVNIK / SANDPIT – Lutkovno Gledališče LjubljanaFour strangers enter a space that offers endless possibilities...
ΜΙΑ ΘΑΥΜΑΣΙΑ ΗΜΕΡΑ / A WONDERFUL DAY – Artika Theatre CompanyHabits and routines help us sort out the world and find our place in it – already when we are very young...
TIÉBÉLÉ – Théâtre de la GuimbardeIn the courtyard of a Kasséna house, a young woman mixes clay and water, patrols, scribbles...
CUTInE – Teatrul Ion CreangăCUTInE is a performance that enables us to transform the surrounding space...
FRÜH STÜCK – Helios TheaterWhat do we hear when we listen? What does the space around us sound like?
O CZYM SZEPCZE LAS / WHISPERS FROM THE WOODS – Teatr AnimacjiThe performance is a poetic invitation to listen to the stories that the forest wants to tell us...
VENTANAS / WINDOWS – Teatro ParaisoA combination of changing images will create an oniric and amazing universe...
READY, STEADY, GO! – Polka TheatreWhen Sofia discovers a mountain bike in the boarded-up shed at the bottom of her garden...
ROTHAR – Branar Téatar do Pháistí / Baboró International Arts Festival for ChildrenWhen Sofia discovers a mountain bike in the boarded-up shed at the bottom of her garden...
TUNNEL – Lutkovno Gledališče LjubljanaWhen Sofia discovers a mountain bike in the boarded-up shed at the bottom of her garden...
Find out more about Mapping project
As a project focused on the exploration of the sensitive relationship that gets built between artists and very young children in the frame of the performing act, Mapping finds in the Research its most important tool for investigation.Learn more
The research work on the Map, involving artists from theatrical companies, researcher of the ITYARN and illustrators through the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, will lead to many concrete results, visible developments of the work.Learn more
The partnership is composed by 18 theatres, institutions and municipalities who have established a deep relationship with early years over time.Learn more