The Big Break

Date

From 31 October 2014 to 4 November 2014

Place

Moscow
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Description

International festival for children

The Big Break
 

Theatro
Masterclass
Anna Shestakova
For children 3–4 years: Friday October 31, 15:00–16:30
For children 5–6 years: Saturday November 1, 10:00–11:30
For children from 7–8 years: Sunday November 2, 11:00–12:30

Garage Education Center
Entrance is free by pre-registration. Space is limited. Please arrive early

This puppet-show masterclass is envisaged as a form of art therapy. Participants will contrive their own characters, write a script, prepare a set, and stage a production. This will allow them to experience both deeply pleasing and disturbing fictional situations in order to find non-obvious opportunities to act out their difficulties, to try out different roles in a familiar environment, to invent heroes, and deal with villains. Participants will be able to control actions and events in ways that would be impossible for them in ordinary life.

Professional Art Therapist Anna Shestakova holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Art Therapy from Long Island University, New York. She is also a member of the American Art Therapy Association. She has worked with the ‘Perekryostok’ (Crossroads) Center of Assistance and Adaptation of Teenagers, ART magazine, and the Department of Education at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. She has also worked in a freelance capacity as a clinical Art Therapist for charitable organizations worldwide.

 

THE GREAT ANIMATION FESTIVAL: A SERIES OF ANIMATED CARTOON SHORTS

Saturday November 1, 13:00–14:10

Garage Education Center
Entrance is free by pre-registration. Space is limited. Please arrive early. 

A MIGRANT
Directed by Vera Myakisheva, painted by Dina Velikovskaya, edited by Bee studio, Russia, 2012
A story about how a little chicken tries to learn to fly. 

MY MOTHER IS A PLANE
Directed and painted by Julia Aharonova, edited by Bee studio, Russia, 2013
All moms are different. And my mother is a plane. She helps people and isn’t afraid of anyone. 

A BIRDIE AND A LEAF
Directed by Lena von Dёren, Switzerland, 2010
Winter has come. On a tree branch hangs a lonely yellow leaf. He is swept away by a blast of wind and begins to circle the woods. A birdie goes with him on his journey. 

EVSTIFEYKA-WOLF
Directed by Oleg Uzhinov, produced by Master-Film, Russia, 2001
A wonderful and funny story for children and adults. A bad wolf tries to eat a grandmother, is punished, forgiven, re-educated, and instead eats the grandmother’s crepes. Goodness and friendship win again. 

PODGY PRINCE
Directed by Zoya Trofimova, Folimage, France, 2001
Neatnik prince decides to wash the dirty sun. Variations on the theme of “The Little Prince.” 

MY HAPPY END
Directed and painted by Milen Vitalov, Germany, 2007
The dog and its tail are wonderful and inseparable friends, who run, jump, and share a tasty bone together.

A KING FORGETS
Directed by Dmitry Shestopalov, Veronika Fedorova, VGIK, edited by MetronomFilm studio, Russia, 2006
A king suddenly forgets what he’s doing, what he has to do, and where he’s going. The film is about the moments that push us out of our usual range of actions and behavior, into the unknown. 

ROOM ON THE BROOM
Directed by Yan Lanhauer, Max Lang, United Kingdom, Magic Light Pictures, 2012
Much to the disapproval of her cat, a good witch gets some new friends. She takes them on a flight on her broomstick, where there’s barely enough space for herself. Of course, the broomstick breaks at the worst possible moment – when the evil dragon is chasing them. What happens to the good witch and her friends? A tale about true friendship, which can work wonders even without a magic broomstick. 

SUNNY DAY
Directed by Gil Alkabets, Sweet Home Studio, Germany, 2007
Ever wondered how the Sun feels? It seems that everyone loves the Sun and that it makes them happy. So why do people wear sunglasses and hide in the shadows? No-one seems to mind that the Sun finds this very rude.

 

TERMENVOX. MUSIC FROM AIR

Lecture, for children aged 6+
Peter Termen
Saturday November 1, 16:00–17:30

Garage Education Center
Entrance is free by pre-registration. Space is limited. Please arrive early. 

How can you create music from air? Is it possible to play a piece by Bach without even touching an instrument? How can you hear the music of the cosmos? Do we need magic for this, or will electromagnetic fields help us? Peter Termen, great-grandson of the founder of Termenvox, reveals the history of this rare musical instrument.

 

SCIENCE AS ART

Lecture, for children aged 6+
Anton Zaharov
Sunday November 2, 15:00–15:30

Garage Education Center
Entrance is free by pre-registration. Space is limited. Please arrive early. 

What is the relationship between science and art? Is it possible to create a work of art without using paints and brushes?

 

BEAUTY AND ART – WHAT ARE THEY?

Masterclass, for children aged 6+
Larisa Retyunskih
Sunday November 2, 16:00–18:00

Garage Education Center
Entrance is free by pre-registration. Space is limited. Please arrive early. 

A philosophical masterclass based on the eponymous book by Oscar Brenifier. What is beauty and how is it determined? How is beauty imagined in art? Do we all have the same idea of beauty?

 

SOUND AROUND

Masterclass for children of all ages
Vladimir Glushko
Monday November 3,  11:00–12:30

Garage Education Center
Entrance is free by pre-registration. Space is limited. Please arrive early. 

Everything emits sounds. Almost any sound can be converted into a rhythm. In this materclass we create musical instruments using traditional household objects, so that by the end we have a large-scale orchestra of homemade drums.

 

MASKELIADE STREET STUDIO

Masterclass for children of all ages
Anton Mesciliade
Monday November 3, 13:00–15:30

Garage Education Center
Entrance is free by pre-registration. Space is limited. Please arrive early.

Is it possible to create a song without knowing the notes? In this masterclass, each participant will create his or her own music using different instruments. The outcome will be a single piece of music, an improvised collaboration where every passer-by becomes an artist.

 

AUGMENTED REALITY

Masterclass for children aged  7+
Monday November 3, 15:00–17:00

Garage Education Center
Entrance is free by pre-registration. Space is limited. Please arrive early.

How much attention do we pay to the scenery of our everday lives? Can the street become a museum, or a part of it? In this masterclass we create decorations for museums, scenic spaces, and for a whole city.

 

EXPEDITION TO ANTARCTICA

Video-lecture for children aged 7+
Gregory Tsidulko, K.H. Patrik
Tuesday November 4, 17:00–18:00

Garage Education Center
Entrance by pre-registration. Space is limited. 

Antarctica is one of the most amazing places on Earth. Travelers from around the world have been exploring it for decades, making new discoveries and learning more about this mysterious and cold continent. What can we learn by studying the icecaps? What animals live in the coldest place on Earth? How did they adapt to such harsh conditions? What creates the aurora borealis? This video-lecture plunges children into the wonderful world of Antarctica.