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Klangkolorit® – behind this musical name is young composer and musicologist Norma Schroeter and her extraordinary „Projekt für Bildung und Kunst“ (“Project for Education and Art”), which she founded in 2009, in Leipzig. Klangkolorit roughly translates as sound coloring, and “represents the joint creation of space and sound scenes from 'natural' components. The Klangkolorit aims to revive the senses and to recognize relations,” Schroeter says. Together with Diana Hunter from Chemnitz Filmwerkstatt, Schroeter has produced another “Klangkolorit” project, with fifteen local youths exploring old and new Chemnitz in search of more “sounding places.”
An interested audience, great discussions, a variety of hands-on activities, and an interview with the president – a huge success for the “Yes, I can!” Initiative. For two days, the initiative presented an interactive education booth at the Schloss Bellevue Park in Berlin as part of the Week of the Environment exhibition. At the center were sixty children and teenagers from “Yes, I can!” projects in Berlin and Brandenburg. In the past couple of months these kids focused on educating themselves about issues like climate change, energy, conserving resources, and biodiversity, and were now ready to pass their knowledge – and their questions – onto a professional audience.
In recent months the Jugendhaus Brücke (Brücke Youth House) in Tannenbusch has had its workshop transformed into puppet central, as students brought them from construction to performance. In cooperation with the Jugendkunstschule im arte fact (Youth Art School) a puppet class took place there every Wednesday – open to anyone who wanted to participate. The interest was huge: about thirty children participated during the four months it was offered, with a core of 12 consistent participants who met weekly with the doll maker, Nora Landwehr, and the workshop manager, Wolfgang Rüttgers.
Innovative, inclusive, and above all skill-promoting: Hundreds of inspiring project applications were submitted during the “Yes, I can!”-Initiative’s eighth call for proposals! Selection of projects has already begun, so successful organizations will be notified of the jury’s decision in late summer 2016. We’re looking forward to some great skill-building projects and wishing everyone a sunny April!
The Kinder- und Jugendgala für Frieden und soziale Gerechtigkeit (Children and Youth Gala for Peace and Social Justice) was an emotional event with many great moments that moved the audience at Parktheater Iserlohn on February 28th. More than 60 children and young people from Iserlohn, Hagen, and Berlin represented under the motto “My talent for our world” which embodies the creative potential of every individual. They used their performances to display an open, just and caring society. The two-hour Sunday matinee was filled with youth projects in the fields of circus, theater, film, dance, and music.
The "Yes, I can!" initiative supports social projects in which children and young people are able to experience and develop their individual skills. The aim is to promote their confidence in their own abilities and to empower them for everyday life.