The first stage of the Brave Kids project takes place parallelly in several cities and ends with a show of the Final Performances created jointly by the children. Four children artistic groups meet in each city. Each group is composed of ca. six kids. The entire Brave Kids group has about 24 members. Children participate in artistic workshops facilitated by professional artistic instructors and carried out according to the “kids teach kids” philosophy.
At this stage children are hosted by local "host families".
City Final Shows: show what you brought
Each group is asked to prepare a short, ten-minute, initial performance that represents their culture, country, community or kind of art that they perform. The songs, dances, and other elements they present become the raw material for children to teach and learn from each other. Throughout this dynamic process of exchange, kids create a collaborative City Final Show that is presented as the culmination of the first stage in each city.
This means that the main base material for building the performance (first and second stage) is formed of elements of the initial shows that the groups have brought with them. These elements may be extremely different in type (dance, theatre, circus, music) and quality. You will have to choose which elements are most interesting, which are easiest for everyone to learn, which you want to show as solo and which you will have to develop.
In other words we assume that the main content of the show are the skills, talents, elements of culture and ideas represented by the kids. Therefore we try to find and highlight elements contributed by the kids, rather than to impose our own ideas.