Since 2012 we have had the INFORMANCE – You Can Look! program in Helsinki elementary schools. The program consists of a performance from the Kaaos repertory (for 25 minutes) followed by a interactive discussion addressing the subject of difference with the children (for 20 minutes). We introduce the idea that every body speaks and everybody can creatively express themselves through their own movement. We invite the children to play with ordinary everyday movements that they do all the time  by changing size, timing and quality so they directly experience themselves through their moving body.  We ask questions and talk about difference with the aim of dispelling concepts around the subject so that children are not afraid to look or talk about difference. So the experience becomes ordinary. Generally an Informance lasts for about 45 minutes. Informance have been seen by over 2300 children (April 2014).


Comments about INFORMANCE

”The pupils behaved really well and they watched the performance in stillness. The performers really put themselves on the line and the pupils respected that. The teachers commented that INFORMANCE was really great, the best event in our school this year.” Teacher at a junior high school in Helsinki

”I had forgotten that an event like this was coming and my pupils had to go see it unprepared. It did not seem to bother them, everybody was participating and the performance seemed to touch them.” Teacher at a junior high school in Helsinki

”Never ever in my working life at a junior high school (around 15 years), not in any occasion organized in the big gym hall, have I seen pupils behave as well as in your performance. So, there was something about it! A big thanks to you!” Teacher at a junior high school in Helsinki


Duration: circa 40 min
Venue: school gym hall (or equivalent)
Grades: 1–6 and/or 7–9
Participants/performance: max 250 pupils
Cost: 1 performance 200€   •   2 performances 280€

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