The Malta Independent 28 January 2023, Saturday
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Fourth edition of ŻiguŻajg Season - Arts for Children and Young People 2022-2023 launched

Friday, 20 January 2023, 14:05 Last update: about 8 days ago

Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici launched the fourth edition of ŻiguŻajg Season 2022-2023 in order to showcase work for children and young audiences all year round. Children and their families will enjoy numerous activities devised by international and local creatives through different art forms such as music, film, theatre, digital animation, dance, and storytelling.

Minister Bonnici explained that with 12 projects, 7 art forms, and over 40 artists, this year’s ŻiguŻajg season will showcase some of the best productions on offer and, in so doing, promote inclusion within the arts community and beyond.

“Just like in past years, ŻiguŻajg continues to work towards celebrating diversity and addressing relevant and timely issues through creativity. In this context, this year sees the return of the school shows, as well as tailored sensory-friendly performances meant to make the whole experience more inclusive and accessible to the public”, concluded Dr Bonnici.

Rupert Cefai, Chairperson of Fondazzjoni Kreattività, spoke about the importance of having a program like this produced for children, as well as the importance of ŻiguŻajg in the life of a young person. He said that “such a programme allows us to focus on the development of children and how this is essential in giving them the tools to perceive life in a creative and somewhat more artistic way. We also see our children as our future audience and future artists with their exposure to the creative sector and opportunities for career development”.

Spazju Kreattiv’s Artistic Director, Daniel Azzopardi, explained that by producing quality-driven work for children and young audiences, the ŻiguŻajg brand seeks to raise awareness about the importance of arts and culture for social well-being through the annual Festival and Season program. Case in point, having families participate in such ventures allows them to appreciate the benefits of the arts for their children’s creative outlook and critical thinking. He concluded by saying that they are looking forward to welcoming schools and families to Spazju Kreattiv for another excitingly diverse ŻiguŻajg season.

For more information, visit www.ziguzajg.org

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