29th INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S THEATER FESTIVAL - SUBOTICA
13th RESEARCH FORUM OF THEATER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
INTERCULTURALITY IN THEATER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Interculturality as a model for perceiving possibilities within diversity is especially important for drama art and even more especially for theatre art for children and youth, and in many ways contributes to the quality development of the community as a whole.
Getting to know different cultures, arts, religions, languages and other types of social activities enables the young population to progress faster and get to know some new possibilities. As the audience, children are especially happy to accept and adopt new, different values, and therefore this type of work in theater for children and youth provides quality time spent in theater and new experiences helpful in understanding everyday challenges.
13. Forum for research of theatrical art for children and youth at the 29th International Festival of Children’s Theaters in Subotica pays special attention to the interculturality and its possibilities in community development. Considering that the presence of different cultures is very common in children's theater performances - from the choice of topics and writers to the choice of directors and actors - children also directly participate in these performances with their spontaneous reactions. Also, plays are often performed at festivals and outside the native language area, so children encounter topics and languages that are not part of their environment, but also as an audience directly participate, understand and accept diversity. Therefore, it is especially important to pay attention to all aspects, impact and effect of the interculturality phenomenon on the development of theater for children and youth, on the development of children as an audience, and indirectly on the development of the community as a whole.
Possible forum themes and frameworks:
Interculturality and theater for children and youth
Interculturality and inculturality in theater for children and youth
Theater for children and youth and community development
Interculturality and community challenges
Interculturality and education
Interculturality and drama in education
Interculturality and family
Theater for children and youth and family challenges
Interculturality and growing up
Interculturality and mobility
Interculturality and literature Interculturality and methodology
Interculturality and new technologies
The upcoming 13th Forum for Research in Theater Arts for Children and Youth in Subotica, which is planned to gather participants from more than 12 countries, can become a forum where the theme of interculturalism in theater for children and youth might contribute to the development of theater and community as a whole.
The engagement of the Forum participants is divided into four-day-work.
day 1 - subtopic: Language and stage language
day 2 - subtopic: Timeless and contemporary in theater for children and youth
day 3- subtopic: Theater for children and youth and education
day 4 - subtopic: The therapeutic context of theater for children and youth
Head of the Forum: Marijana Prpa Fink, PhD
Marijana Petrović and Sava Anđelković (Serbia)
Jovan Caran (Serbia)
Jelena Šakotić (Serbia)
Uroš Mladenović (Serbia)
Nina Ilić (Serbia)
Aleksandra Jelić (Serbia)
Milan Mađarev (Serbia)
Jelena Paligorić (Serbia)
Milica Šećerov (Serbia)
Robert Molnar (Serbia)
Luka Kecman (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska)
Zdenka Đerđ (Croatia)
Jelena Cvetko Sitar and Igor Cvetko (Slovenia)
Sandrin Grataloup (France)
Eva Tomaszewska (Poland)
Viviane Juguero (Brazil/Norway)
Gunnar Horn (Norway)
Ana Mirianashvili (Georgia)
Di Wang (China)
Maryam Kazemi, Poupak Azimpour Tabrizi and Maryam Iranmanesh (Iran)
Rachael MacBean and MD Khalid (India)
The Forum will be held in the City Library Reading Room in Subotica from September 19th to 22nd from 7 pm, with some of the participants following the Forum via the Zoom platform.