The Theatre Institute invites children aged 4-12 and their carers to a movement and art workshop Asylum on Sunday, 19 November at 10 am. Tickets for the workshop are available on the Institute’s website and at GoOut.net site.
What is an asylum and what can it look like?
What makes us feel safe?
We invite you to a movement and art workshop with Ksenia Makała, winner of an award for her stage design installation entitled Asylum created for this year’s Prague Quadrennial, and Anna Wańtuch, choreographer and expert in the field of movement work with families.
In developing the award-winning Asylum installation Ksenia wanted to find answers to the question of how objects and things affect the human body. A giant balloon floating in the air behaved very unpredictably in the wind. It caused joy, surprise, amusement and attracted attention. It could also frighten some viewers because of its size.
During the workshop, participants will build their own shelters and will be encouraged to experiment with how the size of our bodies and our personalities can help or hinder the shape of the shelter we create. They will try to work out how to move in order to protect the structure that provides shelter. They will also be invited to reflect on how they take care of their shelter and how the shelter takes care of them. It will be a time of exploring, building, creating and having fun.
We recommend that all workshop attendees (both children and adults) wear comfortable clothing that does not hinder their movement and allows them to build structures using materials provided by the organisers.
Tickets: PLN 10 (reduced) and PLN 12 (regular) – can be purchased on the Institute’s website and the GoOut.net site.
By applying to the workshop you accept the terms and conditions of the workshop available at www.instytut-teatralny.pl.
If your child or children are younger or older than the age bracket provided, but you still want to participate or have any additional questions about the workshop, please get in touch with us at: email@example.com.
Ksenia Makała – Student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice and a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Silesian University of Technology. She carries out projects in the field of architecture, interior design, stage design and interdisciplinary activities. She is interested in space and the relationships within it, as well as the impact of urban agglomerations on the individual and their well-being. She is the author of the winning project in the Competition for an Art Object in the Polish-German Gardens in Warsaw and was a finalist in the aWAKEn International Scenic Design Competition. Her work Asylum won the Responsiveness to Urgencies award in the Student Exhibitions category awarded by the jury of the 15th Prague Quadrennial 2023.
Anna Wańtuch – Choreographer and performer. She works on the visibility of motherhood and the work of mother-artists (including the choreography ”Mothersuckers”, the video diary ”Mother KC”, which made it to the finals of the Mother Art Prize, the only award for women artists with caring responsibilities). She also works on choreographic and movement projects with families. She is the first certified teacher of the Contakids method in Poland. In 2012, she performed on the stage for the first time with her infant son Wincenty. This was when the idea of being together in community and equality and creating performative situations came to life. The idea was further developed when Wańtuch received a Creative Scholarship from the City of Kraków in 2020 and started working on the Contact Families Show as part of which she performed on stage with a number of other families to create a performative utopia that would connect children and adults and also involve the audience. The possibility of developing another project (Growing and growing, and…) together with the Children’s Art Centre in Poznan led Anna to call these activities the Performing Families project to emphasise the collaborative nature of these explorations.
The workshop is run by the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute as part of the Prague Quadrennial 2023 activities.
The project has been co-financed from funds provided by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage within the project: ”Execution of the 15th Edition of the Prague Quadrennial 2023”.