Welcome is Bologna

Visioni di futuro, visioni di teatro...

International Festival of theatre and culture for early childhood

From: 26/02/2016 - To: 6/03/2016

Teatro Testoni Ragazzi Via Matteotti, 16 - Bologna

Phone +39 051 4153723 (lun/Mon-ven/Fri 11-13.30/14.30-17.30)

Reference maps: A-4

Date of last update: 07/03/2016, 08:56


International Festival of Theatre and Culture for Early Childhood

Teatro Testoni Ragazzi, February 26th - March 6th 2016


This 12th edition of the Festival (February 26th - March 6th 2016) includes 25 theatre companies, including 13 from abroad, that are going to present their new production dedicated to children 1-6 years old. Program counts 26 titles for families and schools and 44 shows in total, that will host almost 5.000 spectators, asides from 3 more titles reserved for international professionals.
In addition to the shows, festival offer an intense educational program for educators and teachers, which includes 13 workshops, 1 conference, panel discussions, 1 Masterclass, 1 theoretical and practical seminar, storytelling and ateliérs, proposed in collaboration with Salaborsa Ragazzi Library, University of Bologna -  “Giovanni Maria Bertin” Educational sciences Dep. - Centre for Research in Childhood Literature, Educational and Schools Institution of Municipality of Bologna.
“Visioni” comprehends a lot of participants from abroad and a lot of international collaborative projects. Austria, Africa, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Turkey are just some of the countries represented from hosts who will take part at the festival.
A program full of events, that during ten days transforms our theatre in a place of exchange and comparison, a land of meeting where professionals about arts and educational could express and share their skills and experiences about the world of early childhood.



Theatre research for early childhood and European project Small size
Our theatre research for early childhood in 2016 celebrates its 30th anniversary.
This is an important celebration for our theatre and Municipality of Bologna with whom La Baracca started “il nido e il teatro”/ “Theatre and crèche” project in 1986, included into educational services of the city.
During these years, our long experience in theatre for early childhood has made La Baracca, and Bologna, a reference point in Italy and abroad.
Thanks to this international dimension, our company begun the leader of an European network, “Small size”, that is supported by European Community from 10 years.
The last project is “Small size performing arts for early years”, supported by European Union programme Creative Europe 2014 - 2018. It is a networking project that involves 17 theatres and cultural centers in 15 different countries, which are dedicating their artistic research to the children and have developed a true and specific professionalism in performing arts for early childhood area.
“Small size” organizes a lot of activities: among those there is also “Visioni di futuro, visioni di teatro…”, an International festival of theatre and culture for early childhood. It is an awaited event dedicated to families, crèches and nursery schools, but also to educators, teachers, pedagogues, actors, artists, professionals and researchers who works about the relationship between art and early childhood. 


Further information and updates on www.testoniragazzi.it

  • From: 26/02/2016
  • To: 6/03/2016