a life without art is a life without identity - mensje van keulen
Knowledge and experience are important elements in being able to enjoy and appreciate the Amsterdam Music Theatre’s programmes to the full. So the Education Department organises a range of activities to bridge the gap between the art forms and the audience. Top art, vitality and talent development are the three cornerstones of The Amsterdam Music Theatre. As far as vitality and talent development are concerned, the Education Department offers plenty of opportunity for development. Art is not a luxury item for the happy few. Art is the breath of life of a culture.
There are workshops for young people, in which they sing and dance themselves, under the guidance of professional dance and opera teachers. The pupils then go to see a performance.
For primary school children, there are guided tours of the theatre, giving them an interactive introduction to the backstage world.
The Dutch National Ballet gives a variety of children’s matinees of the classical fairytale ballets, such as Nutcracker and Mouseking, The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. Children from year groups 5 to 8 go to see a matinee after becoming acquainted with the production through a dance workshop at school and a specially compiled website. Look > here for a complete overview of aal the activities.
The Education Department has also developed a range of courses especially for adults.