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”.

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CALENDAR

  • 18/01 - 19/01
  • 19/01 - 20/01
  • 22/02 - 03/03
  • 22/02 - 04/04
  • 24/02 - 26/02
  • 02/03 - 03/03
  • 09/03 - 31/03
  • 14/03 - 16/03
  • 15/05 - 25/05
  • 17/05 - 19/05
  • 05/06 - 11/06
  • 06/06 - 08/06
  • 09/06
  • 09/06 - 10/06
  • 01/10 - 06/10
  • 02/10 - 04/10
  • RESEARCHERS MEETING #1

    The 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 #1

    All 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 #1

    The 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 #1

    During 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 GROUP

    The 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 2019

      BIM 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 #1

    On 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 2019

    Take a look to the shows presented and to the complete program of the festival here.
  • SOUND WORK GROUP WORKSHOP #1

    The 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 2019

    BRIK 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 #1

    In 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 2019

      LGL, Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, is hosting the biannual festival Zlata paličica. More information soon!

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Find out more about Mapping project

THE RESEARCH

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.

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RESULTS

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.

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PARTNERS

The partnership is composed by 18 theatres, institutions and municipalities who have established a deep relationship with early years over time.

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news

BRIK Festival is starting in Breda!

The biannual festival organised by our Dutch partner de Stilte in Breda, The Netherlands, changes name and look.

Kaolin Et Barbotine 2019 goes on in Limoges

The third #MappingFestival will take place in Limoges, France, from Wednesday May 15 until Saturday May 25.

Children watching a theatre show

Call for productions for Visioni Festival 2020, Bologna

Would you like to present a study or a show at #Visioni2020, the International festival of theatre and culture for early childhood taking place in Bologna, Italy? The Call for Productions is open until May 5th!

Postcards form Bologna: BCBF 2019, The Children Spectators exhibition and the Big Four!

We’re thrilled to be in #BCBF2019 presenting Mapping project and introducing the Big Illustrators who will take part in our work on the Map.

BIM BAM Festival in Salzsburg is ready to start!

Our Austrian partner Toihaus Salzburg is ready for BIM BAM Theaterfestival für Klein(st)kinder, the second #MappingFestival!

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“The Children-spectators” exhibition opens Visioni festival in Bologna

Find out more about the illustrators selected by the jury.

Visioni festival 2019 is coming!

The very first Mapping Festival is going to start in Bologna, Italy.

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