Arts are not a matter of age, but of curiosity! Between January 29 and 31, Ion Creanga Theatre organizes the second edition of TIC PITIC – Small Size Days, an event dedicated to the youngest spectators: children ages 0-6 years old. TIC PITIC promotes the importance and benefits of Early Years Education through Theatre, and includes sensory stories tailored to suit the needs of the tiny audience, as well as activities for grown-ups.
For three days, the Hall of the National Centre of Dance – Bucharest, which hosts the event – will transform into a place brimming with imagination and joy. The young explorers (ages 3 to 6 years old) will travel to faraway planets (‟I will be the Little Prince”), take flight and dancing lessons in make-believe worlds (‟Flight through Stories”) and embark on adventures with two of the most courageous bunnies (‟No Fear”). The schedule also includes a guest-performance for toddlers: ‟Small or Big?”, presented by Arcadia Company of Queen Mary Theatre, Oradea.
But not only children are in for a surprise! On Saturday, January 30, parents are invited to attend the conference ‟How much is too much? Education – between parents’ wishes and children’s needs,” which will start at 11:00 – moderator: psychotherapist Catalina Hetel, speaker: psychotherapist Anca Gancea, specialized in family counselling. Parents are encouraged to attend the event with their children, for whom the Theatre organizes a special creativity workshop entitled ‟Flower, water, salt – all spread”.
Furthermore, the Theatre welcomes a new premiere in its TIC PITIC schedule, by organizing a special workshop for artists: ‟Theatre for Early Years – a Starting point”. Scheduled to take place on Friday, starting at 11:00, the workshop is held by actors Carmen Palcu Adam and Voicu Hetel, and it welcomes young artists who are interested in developing specific skills in the field of performing arts for children.
“Small Size Days” is an event initiated by the Small Size Artistic International Association, and is a part of the wider activity of “Small size, performing arts for early years” project, financed by the Creative Europe 2014-2018 program. An annual event, taking place over the last weekend of January, the project was first organized in 2015 in various cities (from Helsinki to Madrid, from London to Salzburg, from Bucharest to Mexico City). In 2016 activities are organized and held simultaneously in more than 30 theatres, across 3 continents, thus creating a big, shared and unique World Event.
Friday, 29th of January
- – 11:00 – 15:00 | Workshop for artists: ‟Theatre for Early Years – a Starting point”,
Workshop held by Carmen Palcu Adam and Voicu Hetel;
Consultant: Cătălina Hetel, psychotherapist;
- – 18:00 – 18:30 | ‟Small or Big?”, theatre performance (0-3 years),
Arcadia Company, Queen Mary Theatre, Oradea
Saturday, 30th of January
- – 11:00 –13:00 | Parents’ conference ‟How much is too much? Education – Between parents’ wishes and children’s needs” & Workshop for children (3-6 years) ‟Flower, water, salt – all spread” / Conference moderator: Cătălina Hetel, psychotherapist;
Speaker: Anca Ganciu, psychotherapist;
Workshop coordinators: Voicu Hetel and Andra Mirescu;
- – 17:00 – 17:30 | ‟No Fear”, theatre performance (3-6 years)
- – 19:00 – 19:30 | ‟No Fear”, theatre performance (3-6 years)
Sunday, 31st of January
- – 11:00 – 11:40 | ‟Flight through Stories”, dance-theatre performance (3-6 years)
- – 13:00 – 13:40 | ‟Flight through Stories”, dance-theatre performance (3-6 years)
- – 17:00 – 17:45 | ‟I am the Little Prince”, theatre performance (4-6 years)
- – 19:00 – 19:45 | ‟I am the Little Prince”, theatre performance (4-6 years)
Tickets for the performances and conference can be purchased from the Theatre Box Office – 13 Amzei Square (phone no – 0767.934.374), or through Eventim: online, on www.eventim.ro, from the Eventim Box Office on 15 Polona St. or from the Eventim outlets (Germanos, Domo, Vodafone, Orange, Carturesti and Humanitas Bookstores).
For more details, access www.teatrulioncreanga.ro and Facebook.com/TeatrulIonCreanga.