Children's Century 21 Campaign Project

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3.13 ~ 3.16, 2003


         Themes are Community development, Children's culture, and Performing arts for children.

         The theme is Role of performing arts for Children

Communication Square
         Theatre companies, Regional public hall members, School teachers
         anybody can join and share the ideas.

         Theatre companies give us information about their productions

Performances by theatre groups
         Music performances, puppetries and dramas are performed at the hall,
         social education center, schools and community center for children
         in Haki-machi, Fukuoka

Performances by children
         Children from all over Kyushu area show their own performances.

         Workshops for both children and adults are conducted by the artists.

Festival & Square 2002

Was held from 3.21 to 3.24. The total number of participants
was 7,800, including those from Korea, China and the U.S.

Detailed registration guide will be made by the end of this year. Please contact us by e-mail first when you are interested.

Society of Childrenfs Theatre Works & Community Development
in Japan  Kyushu-Okinawa Region

 ADDRESS:  80-1, Souzu, Haki-machi,Asakura-gun, Fukuoka, JAPAN
TEL: (+81)946-63-9120    FAX: (+81)946-63-9121

The gist of this project:

These days a lot of serious incidents involving children have happened, and many people are worried about the sound growth of children's mind. A huge change of children's life and cultural life has made it difficult for children to have natural, social, artistic and vivid experiences in their daily lives. It is considered to be the emergency to get genuine experiences back to children. Especially in Kyushu-Okinawa area, we really need to make many chances for children to appreciate the wonderful performing arts.
We present this project in order to promote more artistic and cultural circumstances for children in association with the various artists.

Aims of this project:

  (1) To give children the chance to appreciate the fine performing arts productions
  (2) To make various encounters between people in Kyushu-Okinawa region and performing artists
  (3) To appeal the importance of theatre works for children
  (4) To create and promote performing art productions for children in association with theatre companies
  (5) To promote the training of people who can produce the artistic activities for children
  (6) To introduce foreign productions or advanced studies on children's drama education
  (7) To make better circumstances for children's theatre works or cultural activities