At the grand opening of the German children's theater festival-competition “Deutsch Spielerisch”, the director of the houses of culture, Nikolai Goncharov, welcomed the participants and congratulated them on the Day of the Cultural Worker and the Day of Theater: “It is very symbolic that this year is declared the year of theater in Russia. It's great! I think that the participants of the festival-competition will join the ranks of professional actors. I wish you creative success. "
Chairman of the jury, honorary cultural worker of the Russian Federation, chief director Stanislav Petrov greeted the participants and said parting words: “If you are ready to win, everything will be fine with you. Dare! Be creative! ”
The regional work manager of the JSC “International Union of German Culture”, Karina Deitzhe, supported the idea of holding an annual children's theater festival-contest: Und wir wünschen ihnen neue und gute Kenntnisse, positive Emotionen und neue Erfahrungen ".
After the grand opening, the actors of the Novosibirsk State Drama Theater “Old House” Anatoly Grigoriev, Timofey Mamlin and Sofya Vasilyeva conducted master classes on acting skills and stage speech for young talents. Participants received certificates of passing theatrical master classes. The festival was attended by about a hundred young actors from eight amateur theater groups from the German Culture Centers.
“This year new teams from the region have joined us. For the first time in the history of the festival-competition, a staging of a puppet theater was presented on the stage, ”summarized the festival's curator Olga Glushchich.
On the second day of the festival-competition “Deutsch Spielerisch”, the bands presented performances to the audience. Most of the performances were based on well-known children's works: The Nutcracker, Alice in Wonderland, The Match Girl, Little Red Riding Hood, The Bremen Town Musicians.
The jury evaluated theatrical performances according to different criteria: pronunciation skills of the Russian language, fluency, artistry, stage culture, decorative and artistic design. According to the jury, this year there are a lot of good actors that I would like to mention. In this regard, a proposal arose in the coming year to expand and add nominations to the festival-contest regulations.
Karina Detizhe, manager for regional work of the International Union of German Culture, noted that during the festival there were more teams of participants, she grew up at the professional level and level of German. “The educational unit in the festival gives a positive dynamic. It's nice that the youth club “JugendVerein” is actively involved, which accompanies the participants and conducts ethnocultural game pauses. Of course, the festival should continue and develop. We already had a certain vision of the level, and the children themselves already know who claims to win. If participants from other regions were added, this would probably make the festival more competitive and add to it the unpredictability of results. We hope that the organizers will take this into account in the future. I would like to add to the educational unit language training for team leaders and children, ideally from native speakers. ”
The partner of the festival-contest, Goethe-Institut, prepared special prizes for the participants. The head of the language department of the Goethe-Institut Vladimir Nedby chose Danil Waffler and the Best Actress in the nomination “Best Actor” and “Diana Antonova”. Thus, the guys passed an absentee selection in the Theater Laboratory "On the Other Side of the Magic Mirror" for schoolchildren.
During the existence of the children's theater festival, many have noted the professional growth of groups: the scenic culture has improved, the director's ideas have become more interesting, children feel more at ease on the stage. Perhaps this growth is associated with training. Three years are held workshops from theater actors who give impetus to the teams from the region to further development.