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  • Anna Rosenfelder
  • Theatre in childcare project

    Created 2012-11-05 by Anna Rosenfelder

    Location: South Germany -

    Duration: 2012-11-05 to 2012-11-09

Project Outline

"Autumn play" is a theatre and play based project in a nursery setting, involving one puppeteer, two nursery teachers and 6 children ages 2 to 3. For a week, the artist initiates 1 hour long explorative and theatrical sessions. These aim to create a space where all involved can explore and engage with themes of autumn. using natural materials, words, sounds, puppets, movement, the sensorial, the space - in a playful and creative atmosphere. 

Daily evaluation meetings between the artist and the Early Years teachers allow for a process-driven progress of the project. They also provide a designated space to address questions and ideas about collaboration, the roles of  artist and nursery teacher, and to gain insight & inspiration and exchange competencies. 

On the Friday, parents, siblings and a number of nursery teachers who also work in the setting are invited to participate in a final afternoon session. Thus sharing the project with important partners in the childrens creative development.

On occasion of my current guest editorship, i will be blogging about this project on For me, this his will also be a valuable further means of documenting and processing the project.

Project Details

  • Location: South Germany
  • From date: 2012-11-05
  • To date: 2012-11-09
  • Length: one week.
  • Participants per session: 6 children, 2 teachers
  • Participants in total: as above, plus childen, parents and teachers present on share day.
  • Contact hours: 6, plus appr. 3 hours visiting prior to project start
  • Age range of participants:
    Infants and parents 0-3
  • Related Organisation(s):
    a childcare setting
  • Funding Bodies:
    local arts council

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