“Big People Have Very Big Shoes” – a sketch about Lodz theater festivals for children and teenagers Cover Image

„Duzi ludzie mają bardzo duże buty” — szkic o łódzkich festiwalach teatralnych dla dzieci i młodzieży
“Big People Have Very Big Shoes” – a sketch about Lodz theater festivals for children and teenagers

Author(s): Nena Stańczuk
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Theology and Religion
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: Lodz theater festivals for children and youth
Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to list the festivals for children and youth on the Lodz festival map. Due to the pioneering nature of the monograph, this article is only a general outline of the issues of festivals for children and youth. It also indicates the most important festivals dedicated to minors, focuses on individual elements that characterize and differentiate these festivals. In her analysis, the author included both festivals dedicated to children and youth, as well as those co-created by them. These were: The Carousel International Theater Festival, DZIATWA National Festival of Children’s Theaters, CENTRUM Youth Theater Confrontations, Confrontations of Children’s Theaters KONFRONTACJE and the Henryk Ryl Pre-School Theaters Festival. In the discussion of individual theater festivals, the author deliberately refrained from indicating examples of projects in order to avoid comparing these projects in terms of artistic quality, guided by the principle that in the case of underage audiences and creators it is an extremely controversial issue that cannot be measured in terms of qualitative or quantitative research. The article deals with the need to create and improve festivals for children and youth, and the need for additional animation and educational activities to support festivals.

  • Page Range: 247-268
  • Page Count: 22
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Polish