The elephant and the dancer
La Baracca - Testoni Ragazzi - Bologna, Italy
The elephant and the dancer is a dance performance with elements of clowning, and along with Fragments of Frames, it is one of the two shows created for On the other side of the glass, a project by La Baracca – Testoni Ragazzi in collaboration with the Municipality of Bologna, aimed at reintroducing performing activities into the educational services during the months of Covid-19 emergency restrictions. From March to May 2021, the project was presented to 81 classes in the crèches and kindergartens of Bologna. The performances were presented on the other side of a glass door: surprised, the children inside could decide to either watch the performance or continue with their games and activities. For us, it was interesting research work about what a child from 1 to 6 years old can feel and perceive when they are unexpectedly involved in an artistic relationship.
The performance will be presented in crèches on October 25, 26 and 28.