ASSITEJ EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
20 MAY 2019
The EC Board of ASSITEJ has recently met in Montevideo/Uruguay. What a strong experience to meet artists from that region! We were deeply impressed by the hospitality of our hosts, by the theatre performances, by the city.
By the way: We are preparing the Artistic Gathering in Kristiansand, 2.-7.9.2019! Welcome to Norway! We want to have an intense exchange about the reality of our Work in the field of TYA. We will talk about the issues, noted in Beijing when we dreaming about the most relevant issues. We will – with different creative methods – have a look at:
Respect–How do we respect children? How are we respected in our work in our societies? How do we respect each other as artists with different ideas backgrounds?
Accessibility– Are we really accessible for every child? What is missing? What do we need to do to provide accessibility?
Inclusivity – are we really inclusive? What does that mean?
Innovation– Theaters are mirrors of the time we are living in. What does that means in terms of aesthetics, forms, ideas, disciplines content?
Exploration– Which opportunities can we create to promote curiosity inspiration?
Freedom– What means freedom? What keeps us away from free expression?
Advocacy– How do we address the gatekeepers? Who is listening to us? Who does not?
We need your perspective on these topics. We would love to share our “reality-checks”, confront the present with the angels devils of our daily work! Let’s meet talk! let us start to prepare the ASSITEJ World Congress 2020 in Tokyo, when we collect concrete, powerful intelligent examples ideas for developing TYA in order to be prepared to step towards the UNKNOWN! ASSITEJ is always about empowerment! So come together!
All the best,