PQ for Children is a traditional part of the Prague Quadrennial, the largest international exhibition of scenography and theatre architecture in the world.
This year marks the fifth time that the Prague Quadrennial has created a space for the active participation of primary- and secondary-school students and families with children. PQ for Children 2015 is for children and youth of all ages – from the littlest ones to secondary-school students, all the way to age 19. The section's aim is to introduce children to scenography while actively including them into shaping the theatre space. The entire PQ for Children 2015 programme, which is being organized with the country's Family centres, is scheduled from 18 to 28 June 2015. The main events will take place at the GUD Art Gallery for Children in Kafka's House.
This year's PQ for
Children has prepared a rich programme for children of all ages, including
guided tours and workshops. Children can participated on their own, with their
parents, or with their classmates as part our programme for schools. They can
also contribute to shaping the design of the entire PQ for Children 2015
exhibition, or they can join us as active participants. In this way, PQ offers
children a space for creativity and for their own art.
The central motif of PQ for Children 2015 is an umbrella – and not just as just another theatre prop. In their role as scenographers, students will transform the umbrella into a work of art that they will present at a group exhibition entitled Prop Room.
As they tour the
exposition at the Prague Quadrennial, the children will become active critics
in search of the best theatre exhibit, for which they can vote at the
exhibition and on social networks. In this way, they get to decide which
exhibiting country will receive the Children's
Video: Tomáš Jáně