Tierra de Gigantes entertaining games for children
Let’s figure out what it feels like being an ant in a giant world. This is a different scale world. Everything is big, very big, and that’s why we’ll have to work hard to protect our refuge: just a corner away from threats. Inside, we keep our most precious thing: the future. Only the smallest ants are the chosen ones getting prepared to go out and explore. We, the big ants, are restless and brave: we are not afraid to spend the day outside the burrow and cross the grassy forest where you can get lost. We’re no cowards when a mountain has to be climbed. Entering tunnels and going through labyrinths and corridors. All day up and down. We are tireless: no one can defeat us!Entertaining games for children.When we used to be little we only wanted to be tall. Adults always tell you not to do this or that because you still have to grow up. But being small can be so exciting! We strive to adapt spaces for children with small custom-made objects. What about changing the rules? What about making them feel tiny in a Land of Giants?
We want to create a piece of world that would only makes sense for little kids: a space where you can only access if you are small enough. Children become ants for a while. They would go around this peculiar environment and get lost. And when leaving, they would finally feel proud to be small! And at the same time, how great it feels when changing the prism through which they measure the world!
This project comes from the joint work of Eulalia Ribera and Miguel Setó. It came up to fill a gap that, in our opinion, exists today in the shows aiming at our youngest audience regarding street entertainment. Indeed, there is already a wide offer of theatre programming for kids but we wanted to propose a new experience beyond closed rooms and bring that offer outside.
In short, we project a large format installation (a 100 square meters about surface) conceived as a single play space, with 2 different areas:
1 – An area for babies and children up to 2 years old, accompanied by their parents
2 – An area for children under 6 years old.
The differential features of this unique installation of its kind are:
On the one hand, the specific conception of all the elements. Taking into account criteria adapted to their physical possibilities and their specific contemplating interests.
On the other hand, the careful aesthetic design, with contemporary character, which stands out from most traditional street entertainment.
Thus we believe that we broke the traditional entertainment schemes for children in Barcelona.
DESIGN AND TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
TYPE OF SHOW: Large format street installation.
PUBLIC: All ages.
LANGUAGE OF THE SHOW: Show without text. Actors indications for correct work of the facilities can be given in Catalan, Spanish or English as needed.
DURATION OF THE SHOW: Uninterrupted rounds of about five minutes.
Original Idea: Eulàlia Ribera and Miquel Setó.
Directors: Eulàlia Ribera and Miquel Setó.
Scenography: Carles Porta and EFIMER.
Technical Direction: Miquel Setó.
Production: Marta Bayer.
DATE AND PLACE OF PREMIERE: September 18, 2015; Festivities of the Mercè de Barcelona
See the technical document for more details.
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