Everybody on the stage — we are trying to create a performance in the way that all kids are always on the stage, making some action. Of course, we can try other ways, but still we aim to use all the potential and energy of a big group and not have children hiding in the wings (kulisy). There are also situations when we just have to let the actors go off the stage for technical reasons, such as: bringing props, changing clothes etc.
Balance energy (not too long, fast, efficient montage) — probably we will quickly fall in love with all the kids that we work with, and will be fascinated with their talents and cultures. We will also use a lot of energy for working on scenes and have so much that we want to show (include in the show?). It will be difficult to make cuts, decide on what scenes to show and how long they should last. However, we have to remember that we are aiming to create a common performance, limited in terms of time. We always try to have a larger perspective and remember that, though we want to show off every group and scene, the audience’s attention is limited.
No adults on stage — give responsibility — it should be first of all the kids’ performance, not yours. Try to create an environment in which you are not needed on the stage nor not needed to direct the performance from aside. Let them do it, but keep the aim (see: workshop process). We believe that the kids’ performance is more powerful and honest when there are no adults on the stage...
Traditional more than modern — Be careful with elements of modern, global pop culture. Sometimes it's very authentic, worthy to share and use in the performance. Nevertheless, it can also dominate/overshadow traditional forms that, on the one hand are less easy to catch and more difficult to understand, but on the other hand still very precious and interesting for the audience.
Live more than playback/recorded music — We assume that live music is more interesting than playback. It also provides more possibilities for sharing and gives space for more kids to participate. Try to use live music if it's possible in order to ensure a high artistic level. If there's no other way, you can also use playback. Playback may be also very helpful in creating and initiating a scene quickly and efficiently.
Group more than solo — There are always some amazing, very talented kids (or groups) making some very high quality art. It is our duty to find and show these talents. But be careful. Don't give too much attention to them. Appreciate but don't 'spoil' them. Always encourage to share these talents. Maybe others can learn and join their scene? If there's no other way, show the „solo” but not too long.