Encountering Sustainability with Stefan Fischer-Fels

“How do we make sustainable Theatre?” was the question posed by Stefan Fischer-Fels, member of the ASSITEJ Executive Committee, at this morning's Artistic Encounter. It really got us all thinking. How do...

Norwegian Wood: How to Navigate the Norwegian TYA Forest

If the first part of that title made you bop your head to the tune of The Beatles song, you would be forgiven - for I fell for the same reference! And...

The Next Generation Programme at the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019

The participants of the ASSITEJ Next Generation Programme welcomed delegates to their workshop space on the penultimate day of the Artistic Gathering in Kristiansand to witness and engage with a collaborative process...

Sensory Performance Practice Part Two: Establishing A Safe Space

Whilst I hadn't been able to attend Part One of Dalijia Acin Thelander's and Ellie Griffiths' symposium, “Sensorial Practices in Performing Arts for Babies and Neuro-diverse Audiences - A Critical Perspective”, I...
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Free Voice Improvisation with Aita Vaher

A fascinating workshop - with lots of tips and tricks on display from Aita Vaher!

The Perfect Balance with Toomas Tross

"Sometimes it's not the number that's important, or the trick that's important: for the audience, it's why you are in front of them. I believe, I...
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Reactions to Research on Trauma & Theatre for Young Audiences

Keep scrolling down for more about the papers at this session, which was presented at the conference of the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network (ITYARN) that took place in Kristiansand...

Children’s Memory of Performance: Discovery, Rediscovery, and Re-creation

“You don’t need quantitative data to show that Theatre changes people”, says Elaine Faull, to the workshop attendees on Monday afternoon of the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019. And yet nevertheless, her data...

How Small Children Meet the Arts in Different Parts of the World

Professionals from across the globe came together to discuss how Early Years Children encounter Art. This seminar was led by Ieltxu Ortueta (Brazil), Margot Wood (South Africa), and Hisashi Shimoyama (Japan). Each...

Co-Programming With Teenagers

The project partners of TEEN Ambassadors Across Europe traveled to the Artistic Gathering of the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ) in Kristiansand, Norway. Project teams from Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Spain,...