festival KITOKS'16

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international theater festival for children KITOKS'16 | 19-24 of January, 2016 at the arts printing house



19th of January, Tuesday |10.00 and 18.00 | black hall
visual performance SWIFT! | recommended for 5-10 years old children | Skappa! & Associés (France)

duration: 45‘ | author Paolo Cardona | director Isabelle Hervouet | design by Nicolas Le Bodic | scenography by Paolo Cardona | music Fabrizio Cenci | video Christophe Loiseau | software design Benoît Fincker

After 10 million km2, Skappa ! travels to more distant lands and embarks on large and small boats to explore other continents, real and imaginary. SWIFT ! takes us on a journey of absurd proportions: a sense of excess, of joke of nature, of difficulty to confront to too large or too small objects...
trailer: https://vimeo.com/70291061


20th of January, Wednesday, 10.00 | 23rd of January, Saturday, | 12.00 and 15.00 | black hall
object circus performance “Plastic” | recommended for 5-9 years old children | “Théâtre Puzzle" (Canada)

duration: 40‘ | created and performed by Csaba Raduly and Pavla Mano | music by Petya Nedeva

What more surprising than a plastic bags world where funny and colorful creatures are born and transform themselves as much as they like! Remaining faithful to it’s artistic approach Puzzle Theatre offers you once again a multicolored performance with unusual puppets, humor and unexpected situations.

trailer: https://vimeo.com/148171434

21st of January, Thursday | 10.00 and 12.00 | black hall
animation, circus and dance performance "Elsewhere" | recommended for 5-7 years old children | Company Ilmatila (Finland)

duration: 30‘ | concept Tuula Jeker and Ilona Jäntti | choreography and performance Ilona Jäntti | animation Tuula Jeker | music and sound design Tuomas Norvio | lighting design Ainu Palmu

Elsewhere explores the possibilities of combining animation, circus and dance in a live performance context. The imagery of the piece is constantly changing and nothing is what it seems to be. Let‘s go to the animation fantasy world!
trailer: https://vimeo.com/41063364

22nd of January, Friday | 10.00 and 14.00 | black hall
visual and poetic show “Cité” | recommended for 5-10 years old children | Cie le Clan des Songes performance (France)

duration: 35‘ | lighting design, management, video and puppetry Eewan Costadau | creation of the silhouettes and props, puppetry Isabelle Ployet | script, direction, scale models, video and puppetry Marina Montefusco | scenography, set building, graphic design and photos, website Jean-Louis Sagot | original score Laurent Rochelle | costumes Valerie Gosselin | design and construction of the fabric sections of the structure Isabelle Garcia

“Cité”, an urban themed fairy tale, portraying the wanderings of a character in an urban landscape. The town is suggested here by a surrealist decor, inspired by the work of Evsa Model, a New York based contemporary artist, whose works use large slabs of solid bright colour and geometric shapes. This cosy space is a poetic place to let go of reality and let fantasy take over.

trailer: https://vimeo.com/122880256


22nd of January, Friday | 23rd of January, Saturday | 10.00 | pocket hall

interactive dance performance „Colourful games“ | recommended for 0-3 years old children | Dance Theatre DANSEMA (Lithuania)

duration 40‘ | choreographer Birutė Banevičiūtė | dancer Giedrė Subotinaitė | costume designer Rūta Biliūnaitė | Dansema Dance Theatre

Games are not just a pleasant activity of babies and small children, which take most of the time in the first years of their life. By playing, children get to know themselves and the surrounding world, explore and learn: to sit and crawl, climb and jump, grasp and drop, catch and kick, smile and frown, share and make friends, think and enjoy. The dance performance „Colourful games“ is full of unexpected colourful things that motivate young audience together with the dancer to explore and discover a lot of new about themselves and the environment.


24th of January, Sunday | 12.00, 15.00 and 17.00 | black hall
an experience "Trace" | recommended for 5-9 years old children | Live art collective MELO (Sweden)

duration: 35‘ | dance/music/space: MELO | on stage: Agnes Brandemark, Jonathan Bringert, Ola Hjelmberg, Anders Jacobson, Melina Mastrotanasi, Stina Nyström, Josef Palm and Sara Soumah | co-creation: Louise Hultén

Trace is an adventurous walk through tunnels, snow grafitti, footprints and wall-climbing dance. Barefeet through a landscape of carpets, the audience moves around the room, to new perspectives and ways to participate in the experience. Together with MELO, the children create sounds, change the room and leave imprints, traces.
After the performance DON‘T rush! Keep together and have a fun with performance artists and partisipate in a creative workshop.
trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6NGehkMnfo


education program

> The object, what a strange specie!
for theatre profesionals | Puzzle Theatre, Canada
After a short introduction, the participants will explore several approaches to object theatre and will have the opportunity to discover different ways of creation. Alone or in groups they will create short stories (2-3 minutes) based on improvisation with objects and improvisations on different themes. Might these short stories be an embryo of a longer ones...

21st of January, Thursday | 13.00 – 15.00 | pocket hall
22nd of January, Friday | 13.00 – 15.00 | pocket hall

> How to convey the art of watching theatre
theatre workshops for teachers and child care professionals | Nadja Blickle, Gernany
Taking kids to the theatre is always a big adventure for children and adults alike! The workshop provides ideas and makes suggestions on how to convey the art of theatre and aims at accompanying children to the play, in such a way that it will result in an unforgettable and lasting experience.
In this practical workshop, we will try out different exercises and games and you will experience and reflect on your own personal manner of perception. The workshop focuses on the question of how we can prepare children for visiting the theatre and how best to follow-up the visit. Different methods and techniques are introduced to deepen the experience of a visit to the theatre.

21 st of January, Thursday | 15.00 – 18.00 | glass hall
22nd of January, Friday | 10 – 12.00 | glass hall