54 rd INTERNATIONAL GATHERING OF THE CHILDREN OF EUROPE “JOY OF EUROPE”
The 54th Joy of Europe is dedicated to the 80th jubilee anniversary of the first publication of the book “The Little Prince”. When the book was first published back in 1943 in the United States no one had expected it to become one of the most renowned and best-selling works of literary art worldwide as well as the inspiration for numerous artists. Saint-Exupery firmly believed in children’s ability to see relevant things in life much clearer than adults. Little Prince’s openness transforms the world, turning it into an oasis and place for learning and questioning. The first edition of “The Little Prince” is an authentic masterpiece due to the fact that it unites illustration and narration, and the author of simple illustrations in “The Little Prince” was the author of the book himself. It is our wish that the children and their pedagogues use this work as an inspiration for their performances for the Gala concert if the nature of the performance allows it. The interpretation of the topic can be loose and in accordance with the group’s artistic sensibility.