Young Spectator’s Guide

The Festival d'Avignon publishes a young spectator's guide for children and teenagers from 7 to 15 years old which presents all the shows, films, readings and projects for young people.

Participation workshop for the design of the Young Audience Guide 2021 © Festival d'Avignon

Both an educational and mediation tool to discover the Festival d'Avignon and its history, it is also a booklet of games and activities to appropriate the universe and the theatrical vocabulary. This guide is realized by the children in spring (act of participation during a class or association project), and is presented to the participating groups after printing (valorization and attachment to the project). The Festival d'Avignon works in collaboration with schools, colleges and associations of Avignon and its surroundings. It is also distributed for free in July in all the places of the Festival.

Many plastic works have been realized but not all of them could find a place in the young spectator's guide of the 75th edition of the Festival d'Avignon. Discover them below !

Browse the program to discover the events of the 76th edition of the Festival dedicated to our young spectators.

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Cartography workshop

Under the watchful eye of Sylvette Ardoino, a visual arts instructor at the Ecole supérieure d'art d'Avignon, the 29 students of the 6th grade of the Alpilles-Durance high school in Rognonas, participated in a cartography workshop.

Based on the theme of maps, which Bérangère Vantusso stages in her show Moving the lines - Stories of Maps, this workshop was based on anatomical cartography. Using paper road maps, the students drew parallels between the body and the map, the circulation and the flows that cross them. Teeth, hands, lungs, brain and many other organs were revealed on maps from around the world.

A dozen children from the association Couleurs espoir also participated in this workshop in their premises, in Le Pontet. This time, travel bags and badges were customized through the same theme of anatomical cartography.

Other workshops on the theme of cartography will be organized at the Ecole supérieure d'art d'Avignon 05 to 10 July.
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Workshop Pinocchio : the eyes

In May, twenty-five passionate children enrolled at the École supérieure d'art d'Avignon came to FabricA, the rehearsal and creation space of the Festival d'Avignon, to attend a workshop around the eyes.

Led by their art teacher Sylvette Ardoino, this workshop, linked to the show Pinocchio(live)#2, focused on the eyes. Indeed, Pinocchio in Italian means "the eyes of pine wood".  The children represented the eye in a thousand and one ways and customized pairs of glasses.

Other workshops on the theme of Pinocchio and eyes will be organized at the Ecole supérieure d'art d'Avignon July 12 to 17.
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Atelier maquette

Twelve high school students have shown an overflowing creativity and a great precision during a day dedicated to a theater model workshop at the École supérieure d'art d'Avignon,

The renewal of the stands of the Cour d'honneur of the Palais des papes this year was the perfect opportunity for the teenagers to familiarize themselves with the notion of scenic device. Thanks to this workshop, they imagined the theater of their dreams through the construction of models rich in colors and materials.

Other workshops on the theme of models will be organized at the École supérieure d'art d'Avignon July 19 to 24.
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