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GRTU urges Retailers to participate in this event – Kutrumbajsa Kids and Youth Arts Festival is the first international festival of performing arts targeting children in Malta. The festival is under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Malta, who very enthusiastically set the ball rolling for the creation of this international arts festival. The organisation has been entrusted to St James Cavalier, Centre for Creativity, with the artistic direction of Sarah Spiteri.
The ideas and discussions have been going around for years, but never quite took off for a variety of reasons until now!
This is a very exciting moment! the creation of a children's festival is based on energy, fantasy, a target of excellence and a major objective to portray the performing arts with all the different disciplines, as a fun experience for the kids and youths.
Performing arts are extremely important for the development of children as
It stimulates their creativity
It helps them make sense of their emotions; it develops their ability to understand
It allows them to face their fears in a safe environment
It challenges their preconceptions about the world in which they live
It develops their aesthetic sense
It develops their language and communication skills
It introduces them to new ideas and allows them to express there opinions
This event will take place between Monday 14th November and Sunday 20th November 2011 in a variety of
localities in Valletta;
St James Cavalier, Manoel Theatre, MITP, Auberge d'Italie, Auberge de Castille, the President's Palace, Private Palaces and St George's Square
The festival caters performances for Kids and Youths within the 0 – 15 years range. Targeted age groups: 0 – 4 yrs, 2 – 4 yrs, 3+, 6+, 8+, 11+ There is a specific performance specially designed for children with special needs.
Participants hail from the UK, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Malta.
The events are as follows;
Monday to Friday – morning shows for school children
Monday to Friday – evening shows open to the general
Saturday and Sunday – shows all day open to the general public
The luminarium in St George's Square will have the following opening hours:
09:00 – 13:00 and 16:00 – 19:00 week days
10:00 – 19:00 during the weekends
The festival has a multi performance structure, that is there will be various events happening at the same time.
All events are free of charge and will be supported by the following;
Ministries – OPM, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance
Private sector and the business community
Amongst the performing Companies;
Bamboozle Theatre – UK
Starcatchers – Scotland
M6 Theatre – UK
Architects of Air – France
Roberto Abbiato – Italy
Theatre Salz und Pfeffer – Germany
Het Filiaal – Netherlands
Tony Adigan – UK
Laughing Matter – Malta
VG & H – Malta
Inflexions – Malta
Curtain Raiser – Malta
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra – Malta
Malta Youth Orchestra – Malta
Music Connect – Malta
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