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Musical Theatre for Education

As a part of the Cradle of Creativity's Focus Day on Music Theatre for Young Audiences, Tina Stodart delivered a Pecha Kucha about her work in Potchefstroom, South Africa. In the following interview (6 minutes), she speaks about using...

The Music Theatre for Young Audiences Network

“What is Music Theatre For Young Audiences?” This was the question posed to the participants of a workshop aiming to plan the start of a new international Music Theatre Network. Held at the Baxter Theatre,...

Focus Day on Theatre by Children for Children – Part 1

As part of ASSITEJ’s Cradle of Creativity, a 'Theatre by Children for Children' Focus Day was held at the Vrygrond Cultural Hub on Sunday, 21st May, 2017. What follows is Part 1 of quotes...

A Patchwork for Every Age

Patchwork (Dir. Joanna Evans) is an award-winning Early Years Production, created in 2014 with a seed-funding grant from the European Small Size Network. Centred around a bed, the show sees pillows learning to fly,...

No Fun Ction All Anguage

Exploring the ways in which we communicate, No Fun Ction All Anguage is a beautifully visual and powerful piece. The inclusive ensemble of differently-abled cast members offered a powerful critique of normative ideas around communication,...

Dancers of the Cradle

In its second week, the Cradle of Creativity hosted two Focus Days on Dance Theatre for Young People (Wednesday, May 24th and Thursday, May 25th, 2017). The sessions during these days included a workshop on "Empathy as...

Performing for Babies

During the Focus Day on Theatre for the Early Years, Paweł Gałkowski presented a paper, that was co-authored with Alicja Morawska-Rubczak, entitled “Baby and contemporary dance. Feedback of creativity between adults and children”. Paweł Gałkowski...

Wool & Wood – Let’s Play!

Two materials: wool and wood. We use them every day, in all kinds of different forms, and for all kinds of different reasons. So, what made them such special and exciting centrepieces in two Performances for...

The Willow Pattern Tale

This Production of The Willow Pattern Tale was created by Jill Joubert, Founding Member of the Handspring Puppet Company. In the Performance, Jill uses beautiful wooden puppets to unravel the myth of the Earth's...

The Sights & Sounds of Sandscape

The beautifully playful production, Sandscape, was incubated within the training programmes of Magnet Theatre (South Africa). The production was a truly international initiative, having been supported by the Goethe-Institut and Helios Theater (Germany), and with trainee participants joining the production from Nigeria...