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BABEL (2021)

BABEL workshop, Breda, Netherlands; BRIK Festival June 2023; image Hans Gerritsen.
BABEL workshop, Breda, Netherlands; BRIK Festival June 2023; image Hans Gerritsen.
Project Type
Theatre, Young People (Early Years), Multiculturalism, Multi-Iingual Collaboration
Title
BABEL (2021)
Irish Partner
Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, Galway
Co-Partners
  • LEAD PARTNER: Teater Centrum (Denmark)
  • La Baracca (Italy)
  • ASSITEJ International (Italy)
  • Arts Printing House (Lithuania)
  • De Stilte (Netherlands)
  • ASSITEJ Srbija (Serbia)
  • ASSITEJ Sweden
  • LGL (Slovenia)
Funding Strand
Cooperation Projects Large Scale
Year Funded
2021
Funding Amount
€2,000,000

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BABEL (The Art of Listening in Theatre for Young Audiences) 2022 - 2026 will investigate the opportunities given by artistic languages to create high-quality shows for children, overcoming the barrier of languages to foster intercultural and intergenerational dialogue in the Performing Arts for Young Audiences.

BABEL (2022 - 2026) or the Art of Listening in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) comes out of a long reflection on languages within the network of ASSITEJ International (Association of Theatre for Children and Young People) which focused on the communications processes, intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding in TYA and more extensively Performing Arts for Young Audiences.

The partners together with performers, artistic facilitators and researchers will investigate the opportunities given by artistic languages to create high-quality shows for children, overcoming the barrier of languages to foster intercultural and intergenerational dialogue in the Performing Arts for Young Audiences.

Babel is structured as a shared training pathway with a diverse set of activities that includes: Festivals/Babel Squares; Multi-lingual creation groups; Island of reflections; Mosaic pieces; Catalogue of Inspiration; and Intertwined pathways dedicated to young artists that will bring an extra-European dimension through sharing of the experience.

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