Programme: Culture accessible (2020)
Managing authority: National Centre of Culture
Grant amount: 28000PLN
Specific grant of West Pomeranian Voivodeship Marshal’s Office: 21500PLN
In autumn 2019 we realised a series of away workshops “Opera closer” for children from towns away from Szczecin. Thanks to them the young viewers got acquainted with the only music theatre in the region. They took part in a virtual stroll around the theatre, visiting, among others, the tailors’ workshop, acoustic cabins, the backstage, the stage, the auditorium and the orchestra pit. They also watched a film on how scenography is prepared and characters are getting dressed and made-up. They heard opera voices and learnt about different jobs related to the opera. While meeting our guests – the artists of our opera, they could play the trumpet or become a part of the orchestra and supervised by the conductor perform a piece from “The Nutcracker” of P. Tchaikovsky. Trying on costumes brought them a lot of joy and children had a chance to feel like artists on stage. We visited 8 towns with the workshops: Miejski Ośrodek Kultury in Moryń, Dębnowski Ośrodek Kultury, Młodzieżowy Dom Kultury in Stargard, Mgokis Recz, Gryfiński Dom Kultury, Goleniowski Dom Kultury, Kamieński Dom Kultury, Centrum Kultury in Resko. Altogether we made over 1000 km trip to meet 400 children.