SE.S.TA for children

Projects of Centre for choreographic development SE.S.TA for children focus on several goals. One is to introduce the children to art and educate them because art is an inseparable part of every man’s life regardless of whether they become artists or audience in the future. Second is to use art as a tool of education and personal development in wider context.

The pilot project of SE.S.TA is focusing on development of artistic creativity in School is dancing. The unique methodology uses "moving body" as a tool of learning and education. In cooperation with the teacher and a dance instructor the educational topics are connected with movement creativity. Children get to know mathematics, physics or grammar through movement and their own creativity and instead of pure memorizing they use a different level of acquiring the topics, they have opportunity to connect it with experience and find their own way to what they are being taught at school. They remember it in a much lasting and valuable process which enriches them on the level of topic as well as on the level of developing their own creativity, experiencing, learning to cooperate, understanding the assets of interconnectivity of disciplines and last but not least in creating mutual respect.

The project School is dancing is run in cooperation with teachers. In the respective school one or more classes are selected and in cooperation with their teacher a topic is defined which is then together processed by the children, the dance instructor and the teacher within several days. At the end the children always have the possibility to show what they have created to their teachers and parents.
Another important project is the Creative Summer Camp that each year enables children to work for a week in areas of music, dance or theatre. Led by experienced artists and teachers children explore, develop creativity and discover beauties of art through various artistic forms in the picturesque milieu of the chateau of Žďár nad Sázavou. The camp is part of the festival KoresponDance during which children can present their joint camp creative work.
Besides these big regular projects the SE.S.TA organizes also further ateliers and workshops for children following a certain current topic of other projects, in 2017 it is for example the summer creative atelier Dancing in a Gallery organized in cooperation with the National Gallery in Prague.
Within activities for children the Centre for choreographic development aims at providing new experiences also to professionals and teachers. The project School is dancing has its annual lectures and round tables where professionals are cordially invited to encounter our methodology and have also their opportunity to get involved into projects for children. The plan of events for children is to be found in Events programme and our Facebook page is regularly updated.



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