How to create a comfortable space for exploring contemporary art. The MMOMA experience
In preparing a tour or workshop for children, it is easy to forget that the principal goal is to spark their interest in the art object and not just to make sure they have a good time. The lecturers of the Museum of Modern Art will share their experience in designing children's courses and conducting interactive tours for children of different ages. The audience will also get to hear about creating the PlayMMOMA family project.
Ksenia Maas, the head of tour programs and children's programs at MMOMA, art critic. Katerina Zaitseva, a senior researcher at MMOMA, curator, gestalt therapist working with children. Alesya Shilmanskaya, a psychologist, senior researcher at MMOMA, postgraduate student, an intern researcher at the International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation at the Higher School of Economics.
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Theatre for an adult audience aimed at children. Why create educational programs for children and family audiences in theatre that does not specialise in productions for kids? And how to do it?
When it comes to the interaction of theatre with a young audience, we are most often talking about children's performances. However, the range of theatre possibilities in this sense is much wider, and 'adult' theatres are no exception. Alisa Spirina, the head of the educational cluster of the New Opera, will talk about how this kind of work changes theatre venues, what kind of work it is, and what the difference between qualitative and quantitative audience development is. The speaker will analyse educational cases in the international and domestic field, and, in particular, the case of the Novaya Opera Theatre and the Moscow State Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre.
Alisa Spirina, the head of the educational cluster of the Novaya Opera, the creator of the MAMT studio educational project at the Moscow State Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre, translator, journalist, lecturer. She is also a guest curator of the professional program of the Territory International Festival-School of Contemporary Art, curator of the public program 'Theatre and museum. The experience of collaboration' in the Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve.
2 pm – 3:15 pm
Today, the Russian Academic Youth Theatre (the Central Children's Theatre until 1992) is the only federal drama theatre focused on working with children and teenagers. The representatives of the Russian Academic Youth Theatre will talk about how the historical image of the children's theatre has changed over time and how the duty of school trips to the theatre is gradually turning into a popular family leisure activity.
Sofia Apfelbaum, the director of the Russian Academic Youth Theatre, Ph.D. in Art History Olga Bigildinskaya, the head of the Experimental Centre for Working with Spectators
3:30 pm - 6 pm
A workshop of the art project Impressive Clownery 'Clowning as a method of stage presence in performances for children. Rejecting the image'
It is difficult for young children to follow the narrative. But this does not mean they should wait until they grow up to visit the theatre. Clowns improvise a lot and communicate with the audience directly, which allows the kids to be included in the game and become genuinely interested in what is happening on stage. At the practical workshop, the creators of the project Impressive Clownery will share their insights into the profession and their understanding of the genre.
Oleg Bilik, an actor, director, creator, and member of the art project Impressive Clownery. Ilya Boyazny, an actor, creator and member of the art project Impressive Clownery.