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Elisa Fontana, not only an artist

Since I became father I have enjoyed any moment. My daughter Sofia, 15 months, is simply a mystery of beauty.

I am Italian and we live in London. As the majority of parents, we want to give Sofia the best emotionally-nurturing, psychologically-balancing and socially-enriching experiences we can. Because Sofia’s beauty is a mystery, what me and my partner can do is to offer her the best stimuli we can, and she will deal with it her own way.

It was a Saturday, 11 am, Archway children centre. Sofia and me were there to attend to a “Early Years Theatre” performance by Elisa Fontana, an Italian artist from Verona.

Born in 1978 in Italy, Elisa works with contemporary artistic disciplines inventing formats which cross genres and approaches. Her work focuses on relational art with an inter-generational approach. She creates performances, installations, games and theoretical reflections about performing art.

source: http://buff.ly/2uwJxbr

In that page there is a detailed description of her biography.
In this page I wrote what I could see.

I often go to Round House or Jacksons Lane to a enjoy circus and theatre, but Elisa’s theatre has been, so far, something unique.
She performs in a small room of about 15 Sq m, at the same level of the audience: babies sit in front of the stage, but they can easily walk through it. As you can imagine babies of such age (6 months to 2 years old) are pretty new to anything and they do not care much about being an obedient sitting spectator, but here comes the wisdom of Elisa’s approach.
She is not just an artist, but also a nursery teacher and she knows children very well.

In “The Danish way of parenting”, a very interesting book, the first chapter is dedicated to play, because children learn through play. If you think for a moment it is even obvious: babies do not know rules and when there are no rules everything is play. Stop a baby from playing and you will stop her learning process.

Elisa is a performer and an educator at the same time and when a child walks into the stage she plays with her without losing track of the show: the baby become, magically, part of the performance without leaving the play aside.

 

Elisa’s theatre show is a unique moment for the life of children: music, nice objects, colourful lights, and an emotionally nurturing artist become a representation of reality and an opportunity to play and learn at the same time.

Last but not least, thanks to Elisa children have the opportunity to learn the difference between the space of stage and audience. It is scientifically proved that children start to build a coherent representation of reality very early, from about the 3rd month of life. At Elisa’s show, children know when they are par of the audience and, when they interact with her, they can see themselves into the show.

When Sofia attended to her first “Early Years Theatre” she was 6 months old and thanks to that performance she learned to clap. Two days later we were at Jacksons Lane for a puppetry show and right after we sat inside the theatre, she started clapping! The show was not on yet, but she knew what her role was.

So far Elisa’s performance has been the best, more sophisticated, emotionally rich, and educationally interesting experience I’ve been able to offer to my daughter so far. Since then I’ve attended to all her performances.

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When you substitute "We" for "I", "Illness" becomes " #Wellness " :)

(From "The Danish way of patenting")
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People who condensed the best teachings from ancient cultures.
Worth to listen.
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The first sustainable current account in UK are finally ready
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