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New Centre: ITI Montenegro Centre
Thanks to the initiative of the Italian Centre of ITI, the International Theatre Institute is able to announce to you the Montenegro Centre of ITI. The Executive Council and the General Secretariat are happy to welcome the new Centre and its members.
Their official address is Baja Pivljanina no:4, 81 250 Cetnje, Montenegro and can be reached via zetskidom.us(at)gmail.com Their board is made up of Natasa Kraljevic (President), Slobodan Bozovic (Vice-President), Janko Ljumovic (Vice-President), Lidija Dedovic (General Secretary), Radmila Vojvodic, Nada Vukcevic, Jelena Markovic, Branislav Micunovic and Srdjan Grahovac.
Amendment: ITI Centre Name – North Macedonian Centre of ITI
The ITI Centre once known as Macedonia FYROM (Macédonie ARYM) is now to be called the North Macedonian Centre of ITI (Centre Macédoine du nord de l'ITI) in line with the nation’s name change to The Republic of North Macedonia. The change within ITI follows similar changes within the UN and UNESCO.
Conference on Cultural Policy and Sustainable Development 8 - 9 July 2019, Bundesakademie, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
The German Centre of ITI wish to announce an upcoming Conference on Cultural Policy and Sustainable Development, which will run from the 8-9 July 2019 at the Bundesakademie in Wolfenbüttel, Germany.
The conference investigates the role of arts and culture for sustainable development, offering insights and exchange with scholars of the Graduate School ‘Performing Sustainability’ from West-Africa as well as researchers of the Master’s programme ‘Cultural Policy and Cultural Management’ from the Arab Region and academics from Germany.
>>For full information, click here or >>to register follow this link.
Two New Partner Organizations
ITI is pleased to be able to announce two new Partner Organizations, widening the pool of resources ever further.
INTiP - International Network of Theatre in Prison is the first. Founded in 2011 and based in Italy, INTiP already has ran initiatives alongside ITI including WTD 2019, and sees itself as a reference tool for people working in the field or seeking expertise in theatre initiatives for prisoners.
The Second new partner organization, Women Playwrights International (WPI), is a platform for female playwrights to meet and build Networks. Its essential goal is to have an impact by supporting collaborative work between people from different parts of the world. >>To learn more, please click here.
ASSITEJ South Africa – The Cradle of Creativity - 20-25 August 2019, Cape Town
ITI’s Partner Organization ASSITEJ wishes to invite delegates to attend their Cradle of Creativity event, an international festival of Theatre for Young Audiences from 20-25 August 2019, in Cape Town.
The Cradle of Creativity was designed to spark creativity in artists, teachers, researchers and academics, as well as creativity in the children and young people who encountered performances, and in the broader audiences who experienced the event. The event comprises conferences, gatherings, performances and a whole lot more.
>>To find out more, such as how to register, please click here.
Lebanese International Theatre Festival for Contemporary Dance July 6 – 9 2019
Tiro Association for Arts is calling for participation in the Lebanese International Theatre Festival for Contemporary Dance which will be held from 6 to 9 July 2019.
Artists wishing to participate from Lebanon and abroad can contact tiro.festivals(at)gmail.com to apply and get more information. The festival provides accommodation, supplies and transportation inside Lebanon, but does not bear travel tickets.
Directors Lab Mediterranean to launch in Beirut July 15-24, 2019
Directors Lab Mediterranean (DLM) will launch its initial Lab in July 2019 at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Following the model of the Directors Lab at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York, DLM aims to provide emerging stage directors from all over the world with the opportunity to build peer connections and create artistic networks with other Mediterranean theatre makers.
Emerging and mid-career stage directors from all over the world are invited to apply to join the Lab, which will run for 10 days and will accept approximately 20 directors. The Lab is provided free of charge to all accepted applicants. DLM is accepting applications until December 3rd, 2018 through their website http://directorslabmed.org
>>For full information, please click here.
Danspunt Out of the Toolbox Workshop Festival, 21-25 August 2019, Ghent, Belgium
Danspunt, a Ghent-based dance organization, are pleased to announce their Out of the Toolbox Workshop Festival, which will run from 21 – 25 August 2019 in Ghent, Belgium.
The event includes creative and educational workshops for all dance enthusiasts, led by educators, dancers and professionals from all over Europe. >>To register please click here or for more information >>please visit their Facebook page.
Bethlehem International Performing Arts Festival October 2 - 9 2020
The Diyar Theatre/Dar Al-Kalim, a University College for Arts and Culture, is planning to organize the second edition of the Bethlehem International Performing Festival in 2020. The aim of BIPAF is to link international performers with the youth of Palestine through workshops and activities.
The organizers wish to extend an invitation to performing artists, groups and companies all over the world to apply to participate. Applications are open until October 31st 2019. >>For full information on how to apply please click here. >>For a full report of the previous BIPAF held in 2018, click here.
Call for Workshop in Locarno, Switzerland / For actors, performers, dancers, artists
International workshop laboratory in Theatre and Performance
True speaking / Authentic being / Invisible revealed
working on POETIC WRITING AS DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE AND PERFORMATIVE ACT, based on the poetry of Alexandro Jodorowski, Allan Ginsberg, Michel Houellbeck and inspired poetry of oriental traditions.”
Directed by Stéphanie Lupo
Location: Locarno at Spazio Elle (Switzerland)
Time: 26 to 30 July 2019
Accommodation is possible on the site by the lake
Information/Registration
www.stephanie-lupo.com/contact
Deadline for the application: 15 July
Early bird price: apply by 3 July
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Contact Stéphanie Lupo: lupo.mental22(at)gmail.com www.stephanie-lupo.com >>For full information, please click here
IETM/Theater der Zeit – New Publication
The most recent meeting of the IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts) in Munich has spawned a new publication which they wish to share with everyone. The new book, published in association with Theater der Zeit, is available in English and German, and tackles theatres role in the world alongside issues such as post-colonialism and diversity.
>>For more information, please click here.
Young European Artist Trieste Contemporanea Award 2019
Trieste Contemporanea is pleased to announce that the call of the Young European Artist Award 2019 is now open!
Trieste Contemporanea presents this Award with the aim of promoting young artists from Central Eastern Europe on the international art scene. The winner will be given the opportunity of conceiving and developing a solo show for the Trieste Contemporanea's exhibition space in Trieste, Italy, and will have a relevant catalogue published. >>For more information, and full terms and conditions, please click here.
NEXT 2020 Dance World Championships Season
The NEXT 2020 Dance World Championship Season, consisting of the Barcelona Dance Award, from 9 - 13 April 2020 and Dance Grand Prix, in Italy, from 22 - 26 June 2020 is now open for applications.
The events are open to Dance Schools, Companies and Groups from all over the world, and every different type of dance.
For more information and to apply, email dancegrandprix19(at)gmail.com
XIV Meeting of Colombian Theatre Schools 15 & 18 October 2019, Bogota
RET Colombia are delighted to be able to announce the XIV Meeting of Colombian Theatre Schools which will take place on 15 & 18 October 2019, in Bogota, Colombia.
The event will consist of Academic and Practical activities and is open to both students and teachers from Colombian institutions. >>For more information, click here or email retcolombiaoficial(at)gmail.com
Obituary: Girish Karnad 1938 – 2019
It is with great sadness that the ITI GS relays to you news of the passing of Girish Karnad, one of India’s most loved actors, directors and playwrights.
We are sure you will join us in sending our condolences to those he left behind, and showing our appreciation for all his magnificent achievements.
Please click to read touching tributes from Tobias Biancone (ITI Director-General), Ramendu Majumdar (Honorary Member of ITI) & Vidyanidhee Vanarase (President ITI India, EC Member).
International Dance Day 2019
The General Secretariat prepared a report of the International Dance Day 2019 event. For those who have not yet received it, you can look into the activities that happened in Seoul in South Korea. >>Please click here to check it.
World Theatre Day 2019
The General Secretariat prepared a report of the World Theatre Day 2019 event. For those who have not yet received it, you can look into the activities that happened in Pesaro and Rome in Italy. >>Please click here to check it.
16th Seoul International Dance Competition SIDC 2019
The Seoul International Cultural Foundation, supported by ITI, are proud to inform you about the upcoming event: the 16th Seoul International Dance Competition (SIDC) 2019.
SIDC is held over four-categories, Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Ethnic Dance, and Choreography. The event itself however is about far more than just competition, including as it does Workshops led by international dance experts, educational networking, and the chance to get to know dance peers from across the world in a programme stretching from late April to late July 2019 (dates to be officially confirmed).
>>For a run through of the programme, and to see how you can enter the competition in a category, please click here and >>here for the call in full + a provisional schedule. The deadline for entries is 25 May 2019.
Connecting Culture’s Hearts and Minds: Shakespeare in China, Conferences in Zhengzhou and Beijing
Shakespeare’s Globe are pleased to announce a pair of Conferences for teachers, educators, policy-makers and Shakespeare academics under the title ‘Connecting Culture’s Hearts and Minds: Shakespeare in China’. The first conference will happen in Zhengzhou, China on the 6 July 2019. The second will take place in Beijing on 13 July 2019.
For more information as to how you can get involved, click >>Zhengzhou or >>Beijing for the relevant flyer.
Stretch 2019 – Turku, Finland October 2019
STRETCH 2019 brings together dance professionals - artists, producers, students, researchers, managers, pedagogues – from the Nordic, Baltic and European countries, and aims to tackle urgent issues in the dance field. The encounter is built on the experience and community that was created during the earlier keðja encounters.
>>For more information and to see how to register, please click here.
Physical Action on Stage - International Workshops 26-31 August 2019
Art Berlin wish to announce their Physical Action on Stage International Workshops, as six-day event from 26-31 August 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
The international programme is aimed at practicing theatre directors, choreographers and performing arts practitioners who are interested in practical investigations of performance making and physical theatre.
Those interested in getting involved can >>visit their Facebook page by clicking here.
Call for Entries: Luigi Riccoboni International Commedia Dell’Arte Masterclass
The organisers of the “Luigi Riccoboni” International Commedia dell’Arte Masterclass, conceived and developed by Antonio Audino, Federico Corona, and the Institute of Theatre and Opera of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, are proud to announce the commencement of the selection of 20 participants for their Commedia Dell’Arte Masterclass, which will take place at the Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venice, from 26 August – 1 September 2019.
>>For more information about terms and conditions for applicants plus a full run-down of the event, please click here.
The Director General’s Congress Report
35th ITI World Congress, 14 to 22 July 2017, Segovia/Spain
The Director General’s Congress Report (35th ITI World Congress) is now available in English and French for download.
>>Please click here to download different versions.
2019 International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama Programme Announcement
The Cyprus Centre of ITI, along with the Cypriot Ministry of Education and Culture and the Cypriot Ministry of Tourism are pleased to be able to announce the programme of events for the 2019 International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama, which will run from the 28 June – 27 July 2019. The 23rd edition of the festival has seen six theatre groups selected to present performances at Paphos Ancient Odeon, Curium Ancient Theatre and “Skali” Amphitheatre in Aglantzia. >>To read the full press release click here. >>To view the programme click here.
Iranian Center of ITI Calls for Participation for three Festivals for 2019 & 2020
The Iranian Centre of ITI - the Dramatic Arts Centre of Iran - are pleased to announce some events for everyone to get involved with.
2019 sees both the 14th International Street Theatre Festival, from 23 to 27 August in Marivan, and the 26th International Theatre Festival for Children and Young Adults, 10-15 November 2019 in Hamevan, take place.
Preparations are also underway for the 38th Fadjr International Theatre Festival from 1-11 February 2020 in Tehran. They are looking for applications from participants for all three events, specifically theatre companies, performers, workshop leaders, lecturers and essayists who wish to participate. >>Application forms can be found here. The deadline for applications to each event is exactly 40 days before they start.
For more information, contact dramatic.artcenter.iran(at)gmail.com or >>visit their website by clicking here.
Discover UNESCO Platform for Cultural Policies
UNESCO's Policy Monitoring Platform supports evidence-based policy making for the promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions in the hope of creating more informed, transparent and participatory systems of governance for culture. A new platform detailing their Innovative practices is now available for you all to look at and get involved with. >>To further explore, please click here.
Mitambo International Theatre Festival, Zimbabwe 2019
The Zimbabwe Theatre Academy in partnership with the Network of Emerging Arts Professionals, Zimbabwe Centre of the International Theatre Institute and Africalia are pleased to be able to announce the creation of the Mitambo International Theatre Festival.
The inaugural edition will run from 8-12 October 2019 in Harare, Zimbabwe, and hopes to comprise both local and international performances and workshops. Mitambo, a Shona word for ‘plays’, truly encapsulates what the festival is about; a platform through which local communities can access and celebrate the diversity of cultural identity and artistic expression.
Intercultural Communications Studies MA Programme / Shanghai Theatre Academy
The Shanghai Theatre Academy is creating an MA Programme in Intercultural Communication Studies. This two-year English-taught programme includes the required first year full-time residency and an optional second year residency for project-based internships. Open to international students. Contact: Shirley ZOU micgirl(at)126.com or sta_international(at)163.com. >>For full information please click here.
Call for Entry to the 14th International Street Theatre Festival in Marivan, Iran
The Iranian Centre of ITI - the Dramatic Arts Centre of Iran - is pleased to announce the 14th International Street Theatre Festival from 23 to 27 of August 2019 in Marivan, Iran. They are now looking for applications from participants, specifically theatre companies, performers, workshop leaders, lecturers and essayists who wish to participate. Applications should be sent by airmail to the Secretariat of the Festival, at Vahdat Hall, Ostad Shahryar Street, Hafez Ave., Tehran, 1133914934 Iran. The deadline for doing so is the 10 July, 2019. For more information, contact dramatic.artcenter.iran(at)gmail.com or >>visit their website by clicking here.
Open call for actors
Discover ALthattheatre, an innovative project of self-development for the artist. This is a chance to explore the most complex ideas and questions about the Theatre and your place within its sphere. The aim is not to pass on knowledge, but to engage everyone in the development of knowledge for each individual to become a master. The project consists of several weeks of self-preparation already in dialogue with a teacher followed by three work-intensive weeks in Sestola (Italy) conducted by Jurij Alschitz and his team of teachers. This methodological experiment is limited to a selected number of participants to allow for each artist’s individuality to shine through and continuously develop.
>>Please find here the words of Jurij Alschitz himself explaining his ideas in more detail, and >>here the link to apply.
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in “Performing Arts Practice in Conflict Zones” at Accademia Teatro Dimitri
We are pleased to inform you that Accademia Teatro Dimitri (Switzerland) is offering a new course of study. In a globalized world in which the consequences of violence, war, and discrimination have become an integral part of our lives, politics is created with angst, demarcation, and isolation determining everyday life. The CAS Performing Arts Practice in Conflict Zones offers an opportunity to open new spaces of reflection and action.
The CAS is developed in collaboration with the Goethe Institute North Iraq and the Swiss Center of ITI. It is aimed at professional artists from Europe as well as from the Kurdish areas in Iraq and Syria who want to bring their performing arts practice in local and international conflict and crisis zones. For further information and inscription please check: http://accademiadimitri.ch (Education/ Advanced Studies)
Salon of Theatrical Book in Madrid
The Croatian Centre of ITI participated at the Salon of Theatrical Book in Madrid organized by the Spanish Association of dramaturges (Autoras y Autores de Teatro – AAT), the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Spanish Dramatic Centre (Centro Dramático Nacional, CDN). Croatia was represented by Željka Turčinović, president of the Croatian Centre of ITI, playwrights Tena Štivičić and Ivor Martinić, and Nikolina Židek, the translator. For this program the Croatian Centre of ITI presented a publication of Teatro Croata in Spanish language with play “Three winters” by Tena Štivičić.
>>For more information please click here.
9th National Dance Competition with the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Argentinian Council of Dance
The Argentine Dance Council, Cooperating Member of ITI, is happy to share with you the celebration of its 40th anniversary that happen on 3 September. The 9th National Dance Competition “Consejo Argentino de la Danza Paloma Herrera Award” began with a preselection of 300 applicants in different regions of Argentina by a jury appointed and sent by the CAD (in March). Then, the 1st round through videos also selected by another jury (in July). The 2nd and 3rd round live presentation in Buenos Aires city (in September). The total number of participants was 33 (19 classical dance and 13 in contemporary dance). The Honorary Jury was chaired by Mistress Paloma Herrera Colón Theatre Ballet Director, Mistress Susan Jones from the ABT New York, Andrea Chinetti Director San Martín Theatre, Norma Binaghi San Martín Contemporary Workshop. >>To see the picture please click here.
ITI Inter-Europe Artist Exchange Programme
The Committee for Emerging Artists (ITI NEAP) have been busy over the last few months working on projects all over the world. One of these has been the inaugural ITI Inter-Europe Artist Exchange Programme. After ITI Centres agreed to participate in the project, they were paired together in January via a draw and have since been working together to arrange to send emerging artists to their partnering countries for a short artistic residency. The aim is to give emerging artists the opportunity to create original work in a different cultural landscape from that which they're used to, and to give Centres around Europe the opportunity to strengthen ties and work together on a continent-wide project. The pairings are United Kingdom-Greece, Macedonia FYROM-Italy-Russia, and Switzerland-Slovenia. The dates of the exchanges can be found in the image below. So far, the artists selected to represent each country are as follows: United Kingdom: Adam Wheeler; Macedonia FYROM: Gorjan Milosevski; Slovenia: Dorian Silec and Switzerland: Stefanie Bölzli & Robert Diaz.
For more updates on ITI NEAP's activities and to read interviews with each of the selected artists, please like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NEAPofITI/ or for more information about the project, please email the project coordinator Fin Ross Russell at fin(at)islandlifeproductions.com
Call for Candidature for the 36th ITI World Congress in 2020
The Executive Council of ITI and the General Secretariat of ITI is launching an open call to find a host for the 36th ITI World Congress in 2020. Please click here to read the >>call in English, >>here in French, and >>here in Spanish. Please click here to download the document to fill out if you are >>interested to hold the ITI World Congress 2020 in English, >>here in French and >>here in Spanish. Those documents contain the main issues so that a Centre, a Cooperating Member, or a partner which has an interest can evaluate whether the process of applying to host the 36th ITI World Congress should be started. Please get in touch with the Director General of ITI if you think about hosting the next Congress so that your questions can be answered. The deadline to get in touch with the General Secretariat is 30 June. The deadline for the application is 10 September 2018.
World Performing Arts Festival in Vietnam
Unfortunately, the festival cannot be done as planned in 2018 due to different reasons, prime among them finances. As the festival and event calendar for the second half 2018 - The Year of ITI - 70th Anniversary of ITI is quite full, Le Quy Duong is planning to hold such a festival in 2019. As soon as there is news about when and where, there will be information in this newsletter. For further information please get in touch with Le Quy Duong directly.
ITI Panels
Panels introducing ITI to the world have been created in English and French. If you want to see them, they are available in low resolution here. If you want to print them, please send an email to info(at)iti-worldwide.org and we will send you the high-resolution version for quality print.
Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts
The ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts is a Network that follows the rules and guidelines of UNITWIN, a programme of the Education Sector of UNESCO, intended to twin academia with UNESCO and support UNESCO to reach their goals. The ITI/UNESCO Network is dedicated to working for the education in the performing arts and intends to follow the humanistic, educational and artistic goals of ITI and UNESCO that are formulated in the Charter of the Network. These are the activities and projects that the Network is undertaking or developing: Conferences, Student Festivals, Directory/Mapping Project, Exchange of Students and Educators, Research Projects, Books, Audio & Multimedia Publications, Exhibitions, Intangible Heritage Research & Preservation, Knowledge & Knowhow Transfer, Competitions, Awards and so on. Please get in touch with the Network if your institution is interested in joining by writing to Chen Zhongwen: chen.zhongwen(at)iti-worldwide.org or if you want to subscribe to the Newsletter of the Network by writing to: Tom Johnson: tom.johnson(at)iti-worldwide.org To read the first Newsletter of the Network for Higher Education in the performing art >>in English please click here, >>in French please click here, and >>in Spanish please click here.
Open Call for Publications in ITI info
Short guidelines for Publications for ITI-info, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of ITI. The idea is to represent Arabian, African, Asian, European and American wonderful Faces of Theatre. Please, contribute your love and pride, your thoughts and knowledge to the joint non-commercial project. Here on pages of the magazine we meet each other again, but with a lot of necessary information to make new contacts and share new channels of collaboration. >>For more information please check the call here.
Toolkit for ITI Centres – Tools for Opening and Running a Centre
For quite a while the members of the General Secretariat assembled all the available information that concerns the opening and running of an ITI Centre and put it together in a publication.. It answers questions such as: Who founded ITI? What is the procedure to open a Centre? What are the ongoing artistic, educational and humanistic activities of ITI? How to go about to approach a National UNESCO Commission? What are the tools for increasing membership? Etc. The Toolkit for ITI Centres is available in English, French and Spanish. Please write to info(at)iti-worldwide.org so that we can send you a copy in the language(s) of your choice. The publication exists in PDF format.