We present you the project “With puppet theater at school – an interactive online performance for children from Bulgarian schools abroad”.

It will include a puppet theater in the education of children of Bulgarian communities abroad by inviting puppet actors in class in Bulgarian language and literature for students I-IV class interactive online show “Dvamata startsi i mesechinkata.” The tale raises important topics about environmental education and attitudes towards the elderly, the transmission of heritage and building a positive identity of the Bulgarian communities abroad.

It will connect art and education to build a positive identity, understanding of the native culture, ecological consciousness and education in the values of the children from the Bulgarian communities abroad through the means of the puppet theater. It is aimed at increasing the interest in Bulgarian culture and cultural heritage of children abroad and creating sensitivity to socially significant topics through theatrical adaptation of folklore and literary texts to the way children perceive in a foreign language and cultural environment.

The project is funded by the Socially Engaged Arts Program of the National Culture Fund.
Partners are the Association of Bulgarian Schools Abroad, the Center for the Study of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (CINC) at the Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski” and the Faculty of Philosophy and History at the Plovdiv University Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski” .