Polka is part of Mapping, a large-scale cooperation project supported by Creative Europe, Culture sub-programme
Mapping is an artistic research project focused on creating a sensory-based relationship with very young children through performing arts. In particular, it explores the idea of ‘children-spectators of today, not only of tomorrow’. Its philosophy is that children, especially the youngest ones, are ‘new subjects of the world’. That is to say, they are still discovering it, as much as they are discovering themselves. By observing young children we can detect the signs, the aesthetic moments experienced in contact with artistic proposals, when they are ‘extremely sensitive’ – in harmony with what they perceive.
The research work around the Map crosses and connects all the activities of the project. The Working Groups – Image, Sound, Movement and Word – meet in the frame of the Mapping Festivals to develop the research and the Common co production process: 16 new productions for Early Years that will be performed in festivals and, all together, in the frame of the Final Event in 2022.