Every year during the summer weeks, the Accademia Teatro Dimitri offers courses for children and teens, designed and created by professional actors with extensive experience in the field. Through many diverse performing arts disciplines, such as theatre, dance, singing, rhythm, clowning, and juggling, the young actors come to discover the world of theatre and circus in the unique and quite magical setting of the “World of Dimitri” in Verscio.
When young people of all ages learn to get on stage and “get in character”, the work contributes to the harmonious growth and development of their identities, through activities full of sensorial and relational stimuli, as well as fun. Development of motor skills, perception of space, a sense of rhythm and musicality, concentration, knowledge, and self-confidence: all of these skills are stimulated through theatrical activities.
This is also the opinion of teachers such as Maria Fitzi, who for more than 10 years has been organizing courses for children and confirms the value of this experience: “I have been working with children in the summer courses of the Accademia Teatro Dimitri for several years now. Each time we develop stories and each time it is a wonderful surprise to see how the children find collaboration and trust between them that allows us to create together without fear. The children develop so many ideas that one could gather them to create a full evening-performance! The courses give everyone the possibility to feel responsible for the story that is born, and I think that is important for their identity.”
The children participating in the courses may take advantage of a free entry to the shows of the Teatro Dimitri, while parents can buy tickets with a 20% discount.
Important: The individual participant will personally be responsible for their food and lodging. Children are under adult supervision only during the hours of the course: it is therefore necessary that they are otherwise accompanied by a responsible person.