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35th ITI World Congress
The Executive Council of ITI is proud to announce that the next edition of the ITI World Congress will be held in Segovia, Spain.
From 14 to 16 July is the Congress prologue, consisting of the Student Festival of the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts. Workshops and performances will take place during these 3 days.
The ITI World Congress starts with an Opening Ceremony on 17 July. During the Congress the 5th International Dance Symposium (co-organized by the International Dance Committee of ITI and the Spanish Centre) will also take place.
The theme of the 35th ITI world congress is: Act! Performing Arts Transforming the World
More detailed information soon.
International Dance Day 2017 Message author
The message author of 2017 Trisha Brown US born dancer, choreographer and artistic director of the Trisha Brown Company.
It is with great sorrow that we share the news that Trisha Brown, dancer, choreographer and dance theorist (as well as International Dance Day message author 2017), died on March 18th after a lengthy illness. As one of the most acclaimed and influential choreographers and dancers of her time, Trisha’s ground-breaking work forever changed the landscape of art. Her passing signifies a great loss to dance and the performing arts. We are sure that everyone associated with ITI will join us in expressing our grief and sadness at the news of Trisha Brown's death. She will never be forgotten by lovers of dance and the performing arts.
World Theatre Day & International Dance Day
World Theatre Day and International Dance Day are rapidly approaching. We invite all of you to share with us how you will celebrate World Theatre Day and International Dance Day, and we will add it on the virtual map of the websites ( et

Please send information about the location, the programme and the date of the celebration, together with a picture, to news(at)
2017 International Dance Day Summit
We are happy to announce that this year, the International Dance Day will be held in Shanghai. This is the first time that the International Theatre Institute, together with the International Dance Committee and the Shanghai Theatre Academy will organize a 3-day event, from 27 to 29 April 2017. As part of those 3 days, educational activities will take place such as Workshops (on Friday 28 April and Saturday 29 April), Work presentations, Round tables, but also keynote speeches (on Thursday 27 April at the Fosun Art Centre, 600, Zhongshan Road (E-2)). For this occasion, more than 30 specialists are invited from all over the world. The detailed programme will be uploaded soon!
Call for application
With a history of over 70 years, Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) is a leading comprehensive university of arts in China, which has made outstanding achievements in theatre arts education and research. STA is seeking specialists from around the world who can be part of and contribute alongside our existing fraternity of specialists who are at the vanguard of performing arts studies. >>For more information please click here. The application deadline is 30 April 2017.
Open Call for Performances, Lectures and Workshops
The International Dance Committee IDC is organizing the International Dance Symposium which will take place during the 35th ITI World Congress, in collaboration with the Spanish Centre of ITI, the Alicia Alonso Dance Foundation, the Municipality of Segovia and the Municipality of Royal Site of San Ildefonso.
The International Dance Symposium of IDC is part of the 35th ITI World Congress, held from 17 to 22 July 2017. The activities of the Symposium will take place from 18 to 20 July 2017, in Segovia and the Royal Site of San Ildefonso.
The theme of the Symposium is “The city is our stage; the stage is our nature”. The purpose of the Symposium is to highlight the relationship between the artist and his/her natural or urban environment.
The application deadline is 1 May 2017. For more information please contact: alma.llerena(at)
>>Open Call for the International Dance Symposium 2017
>>Application form for the Dance Performances
>>Application form for the Lectures
>>Application form for the Workshops
International Symposium on Theatre studies
Shanghai Theatre Academy, together with the ITI - UNESCO - Network for the Higher education in the Performing Arts, will hold the International Symposium on Theatre studies as a Discipline from Nov. 3rd to 5th, 2017. They would like to invite experts, scholars all over the world to have an extensive dialogue on the development and cooperation of theatre studies in the world. >>For more information please click here
Summer School 2017
The Shanghai Theatre Academy is running a Summer school from 15 June to 16 July 2017. The students will study three courses: Chinese opera, Chinese culture, and/or Chinese language. The main course is traditional Chinese opera, which is composed of the learning of Chinese opera steps and movements, water sleeve routines, spear and sword routines, and selected scene work. Supporting courses in Chinese culture and language are offered to help students better understand the essence of Chinese culture. >>For more information please click here. The application deadline is 15 April 2017.
Croatian Theatre and Dance Showcase
The Croatian ITI Centre is honoured to invite you to the 12th edition of the Croatian Theatre and Dance Showcase. The Showcase will be held from 20 to 25 April 2017, in two cities: Zagreb and Rijeka. Please note the mentioned dates.
>>Please click here for the programme
Call for applications for the categories of Storytelling, Dance, Stand-up Comedy, Music and Theater
2018 will be the 25th year of MASA. The 10th edition of the Market for African Performing Arts (MASA) will be held in Abidjan from 10 to 17 March 2018. The application materials to submit for the MASA Festival are the same as those for the official selection. Applications must be sent to MASA by November 30, 2017. For more information, please visit:
MA Programme in Intercultural Communication Studies
The Shanghai Theatre Academy is looking for applicants for their MA Programme in Intercultural Communication Studies. Applicants are expected to have a strong interest in Chinese culture and intercultural communications in any academic and/or artistic field, including but not limited to, performing arts, performance studies, literature and all forms of the media. STA’s bilingual (Chinese and English) MA programme in Intercultural Communication Studies recruits excellent students with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from top international and Chinese universities. >>For more information please please click here.
From 4 to 10 June (NON - Residential setting) in Copenhagen, as a part of the major international Danish theatre festival: CPH STAGE, Chekhov International Theatre School is hosting the educational venue Within the Art of Acting: “DISCOVER THE METHOD”.
Participants will have an opportunity to share their artistic work at presentational showcase and symposium afternoon on Sunday June 10th, 2017 at The Theatre Chapel at The Assistens Cemetery in the City of Copenhagen. >>Please click here for more information.
If you have any questions about participation, please contact Viktor Melnikov at Feedback(at)
The Ibsen Scholarships 2017
Ibsen Awards are announcing the Ibsen Scholarships 2017. The Ibsen Scholarships were initiated by the Norwegian government and will be handed out for the 9th time in 2017. The Scholarships are applicable to individual artists, theatre companies, organizations and institutions. The application deadline is 30 April 2017. The winners will be presented at the Skien International Ibsen Conference on the 18 and 19 October at Teater Ibsen in Skien, Norway. For further information, statutes and the application form, kindly visit:
This year’s International Theatre Institute (German Centre) Prize
Yael Ronen will be awarded this year’s International Theatre Institute (German Centre) Prize. The decision for the Israeli director and author will be announced by the ITI president Joachim Lux after the German ITI Berlin’s board meeting. The prize will be awarded in the context of Theater der Welt 2017 in Hamburg. They will announce the scheduling well in advance. >>For more information please click here
André-Louis Périnetti (1933-2017)
It is with sadness that we inform you that André-Louis Perinetti, who served ITI by filling the position of the Secretary General of ITI for more than 15 years, passed away on 3 April. We will create a special ewsletter in his honour to be sent out beginning of May. If you would like to write a eulogy or a tribute to him that you wish to have published in the newsletter, please send it to: news(at) and jeanmarieperinetti(at) no later than 25 April 2017 to give time for the translation of the text into English or French.
African Regional Council
The African Regional Council became a member of the Executive Board of the Regional Centre of Performing Arts in Africa (CERAV/Africa). This nomination shows the role of ITI in the promotion of the performing arts in Africa. This is an important partnership that puts ITI at the heart of cultural action in all African countries via the African Regional Council of ITI.
Call for application for a Master in Arts of Theatre / Physical Theatre
The Master’s degree programme of the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in Verscio is aimed at professionals and graduates of the performing arts. The Master’s program focusses on the process of theatrical creation and artistic reflection, and provides time for the development and realisation of an individual project for the stage. The training, structured modularly and composed of workshops, courses, and seminars, allows each student to develop their own expressive capacity in terms of composition and theatrical creation, to enable them to cultivate their own aptitude for theatrical reflection and self-criticism. The application deadline is 30 April 2017. For more information please contact: corinna.vitale(at) or silviana.vogt(at)
Call for Participation in the IAPAR International Theatre Festival
The International Association for Performing Arts and Research (IAPAR) is happy to announce the Call for Participation for the second edition of “IAPAR International Theatre Festival”
IAPAR International Theatre Festival 2017 will feature performances from across the globe, master-classes, as well as formal and informal interactions between artists from India & abroad. This festival is a first step towards a sustained effort in curating a festival which brings innovative performances which put ‘Actors’ at the centre of their productions to the city. The festival will be hosted in association with the Indian Centre of ITI and take place in Pune, India, in November 2017. Send an email to iapar.festival(at) for the detailed application form or visit our website and download the application form.
Da Nang International Fireworks Festival
From 29 April to 30 June 2017, the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival is taking place in the city of Da Nang, Vietnam. The theme is "Shining Five Basic Element Mountains" - inspired by Da Nang's famous local heritage of the Five Element Mountains. The programme will consist of five firework displays and artistic nights and six parallel programmes organized to take place over eight weeks. Participating countries are: Vietnam, Austria, UK, Italy, Australia, Japan, Switzerland and China.
The International Sea Festival
From 10 to 13 June 2017 the International Sea Festival 2017 will take place in Nha Trang. The theme for this year is "Opening the Friendly Arms". The Opening Ceremony is scheduled on 10 June with international performances from Sweden, Spain, Brazil and Fujairah.
Call for Papers for the Conference ‘I laugh, therefore I think’: The Power of Comedy in the Twenty-first Century
Organized by the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC) in the framework of the Comedy Festival of Bucharest (FestCo), on 2 and 3 June, the conference ‘I laugh, therefore I think’: The Power of Comedy in the Twenty-first Century invites critics and scholars from around the world to discuss the meaning of stage comedy in the twenty-first century, between local specificity and the global context. Please send your abstracts (no more than 250 words) to soerenson(at) and octavian_saiu(at) before 21 April 2017.
Call for Participation in “The Vertical of the Role” by AKT-ZENT
The ITI Research Centre AKT-ZENT has turned into the World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT / ITI: the International Institute for Theory and Practice of Theatre Training, under the artistic direction of Dr. Jurij Alschitz. The Institute started immediately with the world’s first online platform for hybrid theatre education. This is not only a technical innovation, but, moreover, a proposal for changing the mind-set towards the process of the artists’ self-creation and an exploration of the theatre of the no sphere. The first basic course for the actor’s self-preparation - “The Vertical of the Role” - is free of charge. Every artist in the world is invited to join and share this experience with the team of teachers. >>Please click here for more information: Alschitz_Hybrid Platform Vertical and >>here to sign up
Call for Participation in “Exercise 40/40” by AKT-ZENT
With the next step, the Exercise 40/40, the World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT / ITI proposes a ground-breaking concept for spherical education created by Dr. Jurij Alschitz. The pilot starts with online education in July 2017 followed by 40 days of contact education in September/October and will lead to 40 years of self-creation. Sign up now and reserve your place. For more information: please visit and Alschitz_Hybrid Theatre Platform 40.40
Call for Participation in Intercultural Conference with the theme “Theatre Wars: Return of the Artist”
The Intercultural Theatre Institute of Singapore is holding their triennial Asian Intercultural Conference, which will take place from 27 to 30 November 2017, in Singapore. This year’s theme is “Theatre Wars: Return of the Artist”. They are offering a 20% early bird discount until 26 May 2017, and so early registration is encouraged. >>Details of registration can be found here and >>details on the speakers and updates on the conference are on the AIC website. An >>AIC information sheet is available here. If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact: azura(at)
Operadagen Rotterdam 2017
The full programme for the Operadagen Rotterdam 2017 has been launched today, and the online ticket sales are now open. Rotterdam is set to be the epicentre of new opera and music theatre in Europe for the 12th time in a row, from 12 through 21 May 2017. Audiences of all ages can enjoy classic works in a modern form as well as international show-stoppers, up-and-coming talents, and mesmerizing multimedia projects. >>For more information on the programme please click here
Fuad Al-Shatti – Posthumous Acknowledgement as Honorary Member of ITI
In tribute to Fuad Al-Shatti, in recognition of his years of service and commitment to ITI, the Honorary Member of ITI Certificate was given to his son, Ahmed Fuad Al-Shatti, during the inaugural Fuad Al-Shatti Theatre Forum, a conference with performances, organized by the Arab Theatre of Kuwait. The title was bestowed to him in 2013 by the Executive Council of ITI.
New ITI Flyer
The General Secretariat of ITI has created a new communication material that introduces ITI, its members, and its worldwide activities. If you want to have a look, please >>click here for the French version or >>here for the Chinese version. If you wish to receive a version in your language, please get in touch with the ITI General Secretariat Team: info(at)