Artistic Activities

The Théâtre du Shabano partners with French teachers to create interdisciplinary workshops centered on literary texts.
These musical and hands-on programs work to develop creativity but can also improve trust and group cohesion.
The company works closely with the Maison du Geste et de l’Image – MGI
(an organization that promotes artistic activities for school children in Paris).

The company offers teachers short pedagogical supplements for their classes in preparation for Shabano performances.
Depending on the themes of the play, these workshops introduce students to the puppeteering techniques used by the company, shadow puppets, music or the body alphabet.
Workshops can be modified depending on the length desired by the teacher.
The company has written various programs for children from 5-8 years old.

Project Reviews and Feedback

Writing for the stage and audiovisual media
Maison du Geste et de l’Image
(Center for Image and Movement)

Based on the novel by Laura Alcoba “The Blue of Bees”
with 8th grade students from Paul Verlaine Middle School (13/14 year olds) at the Maison du Geste et de l’Image (Center for Image and Movement) in Paris

Theater exercises based on the short story
"Butterball" by Guy de Maupassant

Performed with 8th grade class A (13/14 year olds)
at Paul Verlaine Middle School (Paris, 12th arrondissement)
Texts written and recorded by the students
and the staff at the Maison du Geste et de l’Image

Parent-Child Workshop
“In the Shadow of my Body”

From shadow puppets to silhouette projectors,
an introduction to shadow plays through the unexpected possibilities of our bodies.
Workshop taught at the multi-media library Louis Argon in Fontenay-sous-Bois by Claire Vialon and Raquel Santamaria

“Say No to War” Workshop
at the Maison du Geste et de l’Image
(Center for Image and Movement)

A workshop that uses theater and sound to explore the theme of war. Based on a short story by Guy de Maupassant, with 8th grade students (4e) at the MGI (Center for Image and Movement) in Paris

Amaranta, introduction to shadow puppets,
Avignon Festival 2017

Workshop run during the company’s participation in the children’s festival organized by ASSITEJ-France and entitled “Avignon Enfants à l’honneur” (Avignon Children Center Stage)

Workshop "Dire l'amour"