Not only for the duration of the play, but even for discussions post the plays, children will sit with such intent! This was a particularly great experience where the little ones of Asha Kiran Charitable Trust gave some really thoughtful and intelligent answers.
Arts for All - At the Theatre, is an initiative by Akshara Foundation for Arts and Learning to get children into the theatre; perhaps to be enriched by the experience, perhaps to consider a future in the field, or even to just have a fun experience. We hope you support our initiative, and if you do, please do support us in every way you can!
"Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it."
With their contained smiles and determined steps, can't you almost see these kids going ahead to build their futures anew?...
Audiences with children have no shortage of volunteers; this eager lad kept his hand raised high for as long as he could, so enthusiastic was he!
A very happy new year to all, and may out lives be full of great art and enthusiastic children!
When students are asked their thoughts/questions post the show, the often giggle, hide their faces behind someone's back, and shy away. When they're given the opportunity to write those same thoughts, we find them charging up to us with all the enthusiasm in the world, and their thoughts and minds in fact a wonderful place we'd love a peek into!
An important aspect of our programme 'Arts for All - At the Theatre' is the workshops conducted before and after the performances. The aim is to take the children through some of the processes and methods of the theatre. With every workshop, we find that children instinctively pick up on a lot of these methods, even if they aren't always able to articulate them.
A big thank you to the many workshop conductors who've come on board to add their talents and passion to the Arts For All vehicle!