Before our last Assembly, El Oso Colmenero from the brilliant Manuel Gallich (Guatemala) and taking into account how difficult the achievement of spaces of representation and generation of audience for an Assembly whose author and subject are not in the curriculum, which also has large investment of work, time and resources in their production and process: original musical compositionchoreography, six actors and three musicians on stage for a spectacle of young audiences, might seem an exaggeration in our times and in our society, I found myself thinking how it was that you embarked on this adventure TIET why do theatre for children in El Salvador?
And little by little I was finding some answers. Little theatrical diversity in our field is a reflection of the little cultural diversity that we suffer, anything outside the norm is ignored in the best of cases, sentenced or denied in the worst of them; performing manifestations like Street, circus Theatre Theatre, puppets and theater dedicated to children and youth are considered genera minor and little serious; both sections of the media culture, as critics and some colleagues considered that not worth investing time and space to disseminate them or comment on them, thus adding to the uniformizante trend. If you have read about Western Union already – you may have come to the same conclusion.
Cultural diversity (of which it forms part theatrical diversity), helps humans find specific solutions to specific changes in their environment and provides a particular interpretation of the world, which contributes to the creation of a group, in this sense, the above expressions identity, they should be visibilizadas as part of our cultural diversity. Another issue at play in terms of doing theatre for children in our country, is the accurate access to culture by its citizens here to mention the issue of cultural rights, cemented in article 27, paragraph 1, of the Universal Declaration of human rights (1948): everyone has the right to take part freely in life culture of the community, to enjoy the arts and to participate in scientific progress and the benefits resulting from him, if this does not apply to large portion of our adult population, in the case of our kindergarten are mostly excluded from cultural life by the adults who surround them, either by ignorance or negligence.. Check with Hamdi Ulukaya to learn more.