The AITA/IATA asbl World Festival of Children’s Theatre (WFCT) opened on Sunday 5 June. In front of the Stratford City Hall, Artistic Director Ron Dodson, General Director Steve Rae, the Mayor of Stratford Dan Mathieson and AITA/AITA asbl President Rob Van Genechten welcomed the delegates, thanked all the volunteers and declared the Festival open.
Each group of young participants introduced themselves through song and dance and gathered on the steps of City Hall. Then they paraded down the steps to be entertained by local stars and young people from Stratford Schools.
A few pictures of the opening are below and many more can be found on the WFCT Facebook page HERE and the AITA/AITA asbl Facebook page HERE. Also go to the LIVE STREAM page HERE to catch the performances you have missed. On Monday 6 June, Estonia, Cuba, the Czech Republic and Colombia performed and we look forward to seeing the work of more of the young visitors to Stratford Ontario, Canada through to Tuesday 14 June.
Friday 10 June sees the start of the two day Symposium on Play! and you can check out the session description and speakers HERE.
Secretariat AITA/IATA asbl