The Little Red Riding Hood [ Screening of invited foreign films with after-talk ]
【A performance for brave children.】The Little Red Hiding Hood is a performance for children created by the Brazilian group
Projeto GOMPA. With hybrid language, which mixes theater, dance and music, the
performance directed by Camila Bauer is an experience that delights children and adults
in different ways, with a proposal of different layers of perception. The text is written by
Joël Pommerat, one of the most important French playwrights of contemporary times,
recognized for his lyrical and thought-provoking narratives, which in this work brings out
a kind of “initiation into fear”, as the author himself defines, in which the child faces the
risks and, at the same time, the fascination with the unknown represented by the road –
or, metaphorically, the very passage from child to adult life.
The Brazilian group brings its own language to the performance, putting the children into
an atmosphere where they can feel fear and, at the same time, they can understand and
feel its safe since it’s all fictional. Theater is presented as a safe place for new
experiences, for the encounter of the child to the risk of facing the unknown, dealing with
the fascination of the passage from the childish universe to the adult one.
A video recording of the work will be shown at the venue. After the screening, there will be an after-talk session with the performers, director, and other company personnel overseas via a live broadcast.