This year, "MAPPING" has startetd: a big international research project about the theatre for early years. It aims at the investigation of artistic means in the theatre for the little ones, accompanied by scientistic research.
From 2019 to 2022, 19 theatres and festivals from 17 countries are working together with theatre researchers from the worldwide network ITYARN. They develop theatre productions and organize festivals especially for very young children. Over the four years, they will investigate artistic means with regard to the different modes of sensory reception they address in four working groups: sound/music, image/stage, text/story and movement/dance.
HELIOS Theater will work on sound, music and listening with three partner theatres, Kolibri Theatre from Budapest/Hungary, Toihaus Theater from Salzburg/Austria and Teater Tre from Stockholm/Sweden. Barbara Kölling, director and artistic director of HELIOS Theater, will make the artistic concept for this research group. A theatre researcher will accompany the group with scientific questions.