Obilježavanje Međunarodnog dana kazališta za djecu i mlade

Poštovani članovi Hrvatskog centra ASSITEJ, drage kolege, evo nas pred još jednim velikim događajem – obilježavanjem Međunarodnog dana kazališta za djecu i mlade.

Hrvatski centar ASSITEJ i Hrvatski centar UNIMA zajednički obilježavaju Međunarodni dan kazališta za djecu i mlade (20.3.) i Svjetski dan lutkarstva (21.3.).

Ove godine naši domaćini su Grad Dubrovnik odnosno Kazalište Marina Držića i Kulturno društvo Aster.

Slogan ovogodišnjeg obilježavanja Međunarodnog dana kazališta za djecu i mlade je „Povedite dijete u kazalište”.

Hrvatsku poruku ove godine napisala je kazališna redateljica Lea Anastazija Fleger.

𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐬 𝐣𝐞 𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐢 𝐝𝐚𝐧, 𝐝𝐚𝐧 𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐨𝐠 𝐬𝐥𝐚𝐯𝐥𝐣𝐚, 𝐝𝐚𝐧 𝐳𝐚 𝐬𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐞 𝐢 𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐥𝐣𝐮𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐣𝐞 𝐤𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐥𝐢š𝐭𝐚. 𝟐𝟎. 𝐨ž𝐮𝐣𝐤𝐚 𝐬𝐯𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐣𝐞ž𝐚𝐯𝐚 𝐬𝐞 𝐒𝐯𝐣𝐞𝐭𝐬𝐤𝐢 𝐝𝐚𝐧 𝐤𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐥𝐢š𝐭𝐚 𝐳𝐚 𝐝𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐮 𝐢 𝐦𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞.

𝐍𝐚 𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐚š𝐧𝐣𝐢 𝐝𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐯𝐚 𝐤𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐥𝐢š𝐭𝐚 𝐳𝐚 𝐝𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐮 𝐢 𝐦𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐮 𝐜𝐢𝐣𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐯𝐢𝐣𝐞𝐭𝐮 𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐞 𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐢 𝐬 𝐧𝐚𝐣𝐝𝐢𝐯𝐧𝐢𝐣𝐨𝐦 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐨𝐦, 𝐧𝐣𝐢𝐡𝐨𝐯𝐨𝐣 𝐬𝐫𝐞ć𝐢, 𝐮𝐬𝐡𝐢ć𝐞𝐧𝐣𝐮, ž𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐮, 𝐬𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐦𝐚, 𝐦𝐚š𝐭𝐢, č𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐣𝐢, 𝐢𝐳𝐦𝐢š𝐥𝐣𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐦 𝐬𝐯𝐣𝐞𝐭𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐦𝐚, 𝐨𝐳𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐦 𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐦𝐚, 𝐳𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐣𝐬𝐭𝐯𝐮, 𝐳𝐚𝐣𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐢š𝐭𝐯𝐮, 𝐩𝐫𝐢č𝐚𝐦𝐚.

𝐌𝐧𝐨𝐠𝐢 𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢 𝐤𝐨𝐣𝐢 𝐬𝐞 𝐮𝐩𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐞 𝐮 𝐫𝐚𝐝 𝐧𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐯𝐢 𝐳𝐚 𝐝𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐮 𝐬𝐮𝐨č𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐣𝐮 𝐬𝐞 𝐬 𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐣𝐞𝐦 𝐤𝐚𝐤𝐨 𝐧𝐚𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐢 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐯𝐮 𝐤𝐨𝐣𝐚 ć𝐞 𝐯𝐚𝐦 𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐢 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐧𝐚, 𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐤𝐚, 𝐳𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐦𝐥𝐣𝐢𝐯𝐚, 𝐤𝐨𝐣𝐮 ć𝐞𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐚 𝐳𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐣𝐬𝐭𝐯𝐨𝐦 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢, 𝐧𝐚𝐤𝐨𝐧 𝐤𝐨𝐣𝐞 ć𝐞𝐭𝐞 𝐢𝐳𝐚ć𝐢 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐮𝐧𝐢 𝐝𝐨𝐣𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐚. 𝐈𝐳𝐚𝐳𝐨𝐯 𝐣𝐞 𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐳𝐚 𝐝𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐮. 𝐙𝐚š𝐭𝐨? 𝐉𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐞 𝐯𝐢, 𝐝𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐨 𝐧𝐚𝐣𝐢𝐬𝐤𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐣𝐚 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐚. 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐚 𝐝𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐨, 𝐮𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐦 𝐯𝐢 𝐧𝐚𝐣𝐯𝐚ž𝐧𝐢𝐣𝐚 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐣𝐚, 𝐧𝐚š 𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐣 𝐣𝐞 𝐮𝐯𝐮ć𝐢 𝐯𝐚𝐬 𝐮 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐧, č𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐯𝐢𝐣𝐞𝐭 𝐤𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐥𝐢š𝐭𝐚, ž𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐨 𝐝𝐚 𝐤𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐥𝐢š𝐭𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐢𝐳𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐨 𝐯𝐚š𝐞𝐠 ž𝐢𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐚.

𝐍𝐚𝐝𝐚𝐦𝐨 𝐬𝐞 𝐝𝐚 ć𝐞 𝐦𝐧𝐨𝐠𝐢 𝐨𝐝 𝐯𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢 𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐢 𝐠𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐜𝐢, 𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐣𝐢, 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐳𝐢, 𝐤𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐢, 𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐢, 𝐤𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐢, 𝐚𝐥𝐢 𝐢 𝐫𝐞𝐤𝐯𝐢𝐳𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢, 𝐦𝐚𝐣𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢 𝐳𝐯𝐮𝐤𝐚 𝐢 𝐬𝐯𝐣𝐞𝐭𝐥𝐚.

𝐒𝐯𝐢 𝐦𝐢 𝐤𝐨𝐣𝐢 𝐬𝐦𝐨 𝐧𝐚 𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐢, 𝐚𝐥𝐢 𝐢 𝐧𝐚š𝐢 𝐭𝐚𝐣𝐧𝐢 𝐩𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐚č𝐢 𝐢𝐳𝐚 𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞, 𝐳𝐚𝐥𝐣𝐮𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢 𝐬𝐦𝐨 𝐬𝐞 𝐮 𝐤𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐥𝐢š𝐭𝐞. 𝐎𝐛𝐨ž𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐦𝐨 𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢. 𝐊𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐥𝐢š𝐭𝐞 𝐧𝐚𝐦 𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐠𝐮ć𝐚𝐯𝐚 𝐝𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐯𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐯𝐣𝐞𝐭𝐨𝐯𝐞, 𝐬𝐯𝐣𝐞𝐭𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐮 𝐤𝐨𝐣𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐯𝐥𝐣𝐚𝐦𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐚 𝐩𝐨 𝐤𝐨𝐣𝐢𝐦𝐚 𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐨. 𝐍𝐞𝐦𝐚 𝐤𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐥𝐢š𝐭𝐚 𝐛𝐞𝐳 𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐞, š𝐭𝐨𝐯𝐢š𝐞 𝐤𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐥𝐢š𝐭𝐞 𝐣𝐞 „𝐯𝐣𝐞č𝐧𝐚 𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐚“. 𝐓𝐞 𝐧𝐚š𝐞 č𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐞, 𝐛𝐞𝐳 𝐯𝐚𝐬, 𝐝𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐨, 𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐚.

𝐃𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐮𝐤𝐞 𝐨 𝐯𝐚ž𝐧𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐢 𝐤𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐥𝐢š𝐧𝐞 𝐮𝐦𝐣𝐞𝐭𝐧𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐢 𝐮 ž𝐢𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐚 𝐝𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐞 𝐢 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐡 𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐣𝐮 𝐩𝐨 𝐜𝐢𝐣𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐯𝐢𝐣𝐞𝐭𝐮, 𝐛𝐞𝐳 𝐨𝐛𝐳𝐢𝐫𝐚 𝐧𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐣𝐮 𝐢 𝐧𝐚 𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐢č𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐣 𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐮 𝐠𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐚𝐥𝐢š𝐭𝐮.

𝐉𝐚 𝐬𝐚𝐦 𝐝𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐚 𝐭𝐮 č𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐝𝐚 𝐮 𝐋𝐢𝐣𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐣 𝐧𝐚š𝐨𝐣 𝐛𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐦 𝐠𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐧𝐢𝐤 𝐧𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐢 𝐬𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚 𝐬𝐯𝐢𝐡 𝐮𝐦𝐣𝐞𝐭𝐧𝐢𝐤𝐚 𝐤𝐨𝐣𝐢 𝐬𝐭𝐯𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐣𝐮 𝐳𝐚 𝐝𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐮 𝐢 𝐦𝐥𝐚𝐝𝐞.

𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐢 𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐣𝐢, 𝐝𝐣𝐞𝐝𝐨𝐯𝐢, 𝐛𝐚𝐤𝐞, 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐢, 𝐩𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐯𝐚𝐤𝐨 𝐝𝐢𝐣𝐞𝐭𝐞 𝐮 𝐤𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐥𝐢š𝐭𝐞.

𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐚 𝐝𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐨, 𝐝𝐨𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐨š𝐥𝐢 𝐧𝐚 𝐧𝐚𝐣𝐥𝐣𝐞𝐩š𝐞 𝐦𝐣𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐨 𝐧𝐚 𝐬𝐯𝐢𝐣𝐞𝐭𝐮, 𝐝𝐨𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐨š𝐥𝐢 𝐮 𝐤𝐚𝐳𝐚𝐥𝐢š𝐭𝐞!

Međunarodne poruke napisali su predsjednica ASSITEJ International Yvette Hardie, te četvero mladih zaljubljenika u kazalište.

Yvette Hardie, President: ASSITEJ

“ASSITEJ International has celebrated this day on the 20th March since 2001, and since 2012, we have themed the day with the slogan “Take a Child to the Theatre Today”. This has been a rallying call for action to increase artistic access for children and young people and to draw attention to the responsibility of the gatekeepers, sponsors and ticket-purchasers in ensuring that young audiences experience the power of the arts.However in this topsy-turvy year, where the world as we knew it has stopped turning in its old orbits, and so much has changed for artists, for theatres, for festivals, for families, for schools, and of course most importantly for children and young people, it seems that we can no longer say “Take a child to the theatre today” with the same assurance as before.This is not because the arts or theatre are any less important – indeed if what our message writers have to say is true, they are more important than ever – but rather that the mechanisms for sharing this experience have had to change and adapt.So this year, on the World Day for Theatre for Children and Young People, I want to celebrate the extraordinary wealth of talent, of creativity, of resilience, of adaptability, of sheer doggedness and determination, which have seen artists finding new ways to meet their audiences this year.They have told stories live on Facebook with interaction through live chat; they have created recorded or live-streamed interactive experiences for children to enjoy at home; they have played theatre in gardens, parks, driveways, and on the other side of windows; they have turned living rooms and bedrooms into magical spaces to be mapped and discovered, engaging the sensory imagination; they have converted youth labs online and created online libraries of videoed theatre resources; they have turned to everyday technology like the phone and ventured into Whatsapp, Tiktok and Instagram; they have sent theatre experiences in the mail, through posted packs, with creative tools aplenty; they have supported at-home learning; they have created about the pandemic and dreamt up and written the performances for when live contact is permitted again; they have taken online their festivals, play-readings, holiday camps and workshops; they have lobbied and advocated, marched and petitioned; they have stood together. They have build community solidarity by taking art to the streets. They have demonstrated their innate creativity in a myriad of ways.So as we venture together into the “unknown future”, we ask all those who care that children and young people have access to the extraordinary imaginative wealth that the arts can bring them, to keep finding new ways for theatre and young audiences to re-encounter one another. For one thing is certain, theatre is more necessary than ever. In theatre we re-connect, making space for healing. We re-imagine, re-align and resist. We remember and re-member our common humanity. And it is the artist in each of us that makes this possible.”

Malaika Hlatshwayo, a 14-year-old South African, who loves theatre, is a performer and has just published her first book, The Belly Button.

“Why is Theatre important in young people’s lives? Firstly, Theatre is a mixture of most forms of entertainment. For example there’s acting, dancing, music, poetry. All of these heal the soul in a different way for each audience member and for the performers. They also define theatre. Theatre helps us to realise the things that are happening in real life in the most calm and interesting way. What I’m saying is that people are interested in different things. One can be interested in music and might find dancing “boring”. The other can be interested in acting and finds poetry complicated and difficult to understand. But when they all come to the THEATRE, each person can relate and relax, because Theatre isn’t just about one thing, it is about all of them. So Theatre considers everybody’s interests. Coming to the youth, we all have strengths and weaknesses. When someone speaks, everybody listens. When someone moves, everybody wants to see. When someone tells a story, everybody wants to hear. Theatre helps the young ones heal from old wounds and traumatic situations. Theatre can also help us escape the new reality that is Covid-19. Theatre can help the young to see their mistakes and fix them. THEATRE shouts ART and is the best way to help people realise and relate. Theatre helps us to escape the horror of the streets and everything that comes with the streets like violence and drugs etc. THEATRE is the voice for children who feel like they are not heard or their views don’t matter. THEATRE is a way of connecting.
T- Together
H- Healing
E- Experience
A- Ambition
T – Timeless
R- Relating
E- Escape

Luísa Crobelatti is 20 years old and lives in São Paulo; she is a member of Paideia since 2014 and dreams of being an actress performing in the World!

“The theater is the place where we are seen, where we scream and are heard, where dreaming and being dreamed becomes a habit of our day to day (daily life?). We young people yearn for the world and, in addition to the theater supplying the need for life, it is through it that we look inside, into the mirror that is offered to us, and we recognize our environment, our self and the other, both deeply and critically. Sometimes, last year, the theater was the escape valve of a world that is on the edge of the precipice, but at the same time, it was through it that we managed to see the thread of hope, even though it may be the last, and we use it to show our cry for love, help and, even, to warn us of that which our president was unable to warn us about – the real situation of this pandemic. Art has saved us from a lot, including insanity in the midst of the declared chaos. Only in theater can we narrate the past, dialogue in the present and build the future with our own voice and body. The future belongs to us.”

Suzanne Versele is a 23 year old student at the director’s school of arts in Brussels. Last year she perfomed in DROP BY DROP, a play about their experiences during their trip to Israel and Palestina.

Time to look.
I can press pause, rewind, fast-forward.
Performances become moving pixels. I devour them.
Time to look for stories out of my window.
The neighbor, the neighbor’s wife, the neighbor’s dog.
The world gets small.We’re floundering. Over curves.
We make up stories for later.
Summer. The crisis takes a break. We breathe with it.
October. I’m just getting started. Return home!
My mask starts to itch. My stomach starts to itch.
The theater floor lies empty and we burst from ideas.
We hold them. Playing, what was it again?
I want to sit back next to you in a red chair. To be indignant.
Culture is the best way to shout.
But what if it is given a face mask to wear?
We desire more than ever.
We recreate alternatives. On-line, on-the-streets.
We recreate hope. Longer than lockdown measures. Yet another council report becomes a piece of music.
Culture! Celebration! A bottle of champagne.
The cork is coming off. We are bubbling.
Ready to spit.

Hinata Sakai is 10 years old. She lives in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan. She is a member of a regional theatre company, “Our Town”. She first appeared on stage when she was four, acting Spot-billed Duck with all her strength.

I love theatre so much because it is so much fun to act and to watch plays. When I am acting, my body and my heart bound unconsciously. When I am watching a play, I get myself into the story and the characters’ feelings get across to me. If theatre were gone, I would lose three-quarters of my life and be discouraged; therefore, for me, theatre is the power for life and indispensable!