34 years educating spectators
2019 marks 34 years since the beginning of the “Bringing Theatre to Schools” campaign — a major cultural and educational project for Álava. The project was designed and carried out by Teatro Paraíso with backing from the DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE OF THE REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF ÁLAVA.
An evocative path of meaningful encounters for our children and youth and the Art of the Theatre has been drawn during these 34 years. There have been 227,000 viewers and 14,400 teachers from 49 early childhood, primary and secondary schools from 26 locations in Álava.
There have been 34 years of getting participants involved in the project, including teachers, socio-cultural presenters, city councils, museums, libraries and the artistic and educational teams at Teatro Paraíso.
There have been 34 years of promoting the democratisation of culture. A model for bringing theatre to rural areas has been built that is unique in Spain and it has made high quality audience education projects possible.
The “Bringing Theatre to Schools” campaign is an exploratory voyage into the Performing Arts, which are seen as being a point where emotion and knowledge come together.
This year, and until 2020, the “Bringing Theatre to Schools” campaign is part of the MIND THE GAP European project, alongside 11 other organisations working in Arts education.