A map on the aesthetics of performing arts for early years

Larger scale cooperation project supported by
Creative Europe, Culture sub-programme,
for the four-year period 01/12/2018 – 30/11/2022.

Mapping is an artistic research project focused on creating a sensory-based relationship with very young children, from 0 to 6 years, through performing arts. In particular, it explores the idea of “children-spectators of today and not only of tomorrow”.
By observing them, we can detect the signs, the aesthetic moments experienced by the children in contact with artistic proposals, when they are “extremely sensitive”, that means in harmony with what they perceive.
The very young children’s aesthetic moments reveal themselves through long silences, wide eyes, imperceptible sounds, sudden excitement, surprise, unexpected laughter, and stances that display the total involvement of their senses. A process full of generative questions to start to map the aesthetic dimension of very young children, trying to detect the tracks, the many aesthetic moments, that children reveal during the artistic relationship and the underlying reasons.

The partnership, spread across the entire territory of the European Union, involves 18 partners
from 17 European countries.
You can find more about the program here: