Fabian Demicoli

Kutrumbajsa-Kids and Youth Arts Festival Malta 2011

 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

public

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;

  • The major cultural institutions – St James Cavalier, Manoel Theatre, Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Heritage Malta, Mediterranean Conference Centre

Ministries – OPM, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance

Embassies

GRTU

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

 

Retailers interested to participate and would like further information are kindly asked to call on  21 232881 and ask for Ms Carmen Borg or email on

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