The first stage of the Brave Kids Project ends in creating a collaborative City Final Shows by children. Children within their artistic groups are divided and assigned to different cities in Poland and sometimes other Partner’s cities. There are usually four groups in each city, with about 20-30 children in each group. Kids participate in artistic workshops facilitated by professional artistic instructors and based on a “kids teach kids” philosophy.
City Final Shows: show what you brought
Each group is asked to prepare a short, ten-minute, initial performance that represents their culture, country, community or kind of art that they practice. The songs, dances, and other elements they present become the raw material for children to teach and learn from one another. Through this dynamic process of exchange, kids create a collaborative City Final Show that is presented as the culmination of the first stage in each city.
It means that the main, base material for building the performance (first and second stage) are elements of the initial shows that groups have brought with them. These elements may be extremely different in type (dance, theater, circus, music) and quality. You will have to choose which elements are most interesting, which are easiest for everyone to learn, which you want to show as solo and which you will have to develop.
In other words we assume that the main content of the show are the skills, talents, elements of culture, and ideas that kids represent. Therefore we are trying more to find, and highlight these elements that kids bring more than to impose our ideas.