The time of adolescence is the time of growth par excellence. The somatic and psychological fragility of adolescents, in this period of their development, is evident and easily explained if we take into account the work that is being done in them for the consolidation of the physical-psychic structures.
The development of sociality guides children towards relationships of equality with others and towards forms of friendship with which to cultivate ideals and share ideas.
Adolescents choose, for their behavior, behaviors that distinguish them from all the others, but their attention is to everything that can distinguish them from adults. Because “growing up” means doing it alone. Learning means discovering that you are capable.
The need for autonomy is the very heart of growth, the adventure of growing up. So, putting yourself to the test, defeating fears, risking victories and defeats, are precious moments that produce a strong sense of identity, self-esteem, self-valorization.
The theatrical laboratory is one of the “main” grounds for experimenting and experimenting. Through theatrical experience, adolescents learn to go out into the world alone, because they test themselves and others.
The laboratory is a growth ground in which children train their ability to perceive themselves, and the group they work with becomes the place where they “train” in that common feeling, to explore their abilities, to stimulate their imagination, knowing and applying basic theatrical techniques, “getting involved” and therefore discovering an unknown image of oneself.
Finally, the group represents a cell whose elements share an exciting journey-adventure in the universe of expressive languages.
The course aims to guide children into the world of theater through imagination and creativity, developing in them the aptitudes to use the imagination and extra-daily movement free from stereotypes.
The theatrical games will allow children to abandon those defenses that often arise against new commitments and new requests, practicing to reflect more and more critically on the reasons for their actions and expressions.
During the year, different techniques and knowledge will be addressed, focusing on:
ability to concentrate and relax
attention and listening
sound – rhythm – music
posture – body expression – stage space
conscious and creative setting and use of the voice
techniques of improvisation and storytelling
history of the “agìta” theater
acting and character building
text analysis and staging