Theatre for Babies teacher training | Elisa Fontana



Managed from May 2014 – on going



It is an intensive theoretical and practical training, with lessons about history of theatre for babies in western tradition, elements of pedagogy and theatre exercises.

The course is intended for theatre practitioners, preschool teachers, and arts lovers with proven experience in conducting workshops for children.

Theatre for Babies is non-verbal theatre approach, where the language of gesture, music and objects offer an opportunity to observe the world. It is intended for preschool children with ability to express themselves mainly non-verbally. The power and magic of Theatre for Babies is its visual component – an experience carefully calibrated to the perceptive rhythms of very early childhood. Theatre for Babies gives children a space for playful and interactive discoveries of alternative means of imagination and expression.


Elisa Fontana is an Italian artist who has been working in Theatre for Babies for more than 15 years. In 2007, she founded Wunderchildren Contemporary Art for Young People, a research project on art for a young audience. She expanded her expertise with professional studies in Art for Children, including methodologies such as: Philosophy for Children, Educational Dance, Science Education for Early Infancy, Reggio Children Approach.


Other project by the same artist >>> Theatre for Babies pre-school programme | Elisa Fontana