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Call for ITI Newsletter | To all the ITI Centre, Members of the Centre, Committees and Project Groups, Partner Organizations
Deadline: 3 August 2024
The General Secretariat team of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) kindly asks you to submit any news for the next issue of the ITI newsletter. The deadline for submissions is 3 August 2024. Please send your material to news(at)iti-worldwide.org.
Click here to read the detailed requirements.
Wole Soyinka - 90th Birthday
Happy Birthday Wole Soyinka! Your friends of the International Theatre Institute send you the very best wishes to your 90th Birthday that you celebrated on 13 July. We are happy that you are supporting ITI with your presence at the last Congress and in Bratislava. We hope that you are continuously in good health and good spirits and look forward to meet you in the future.
With warmest regards,
Tobias Biancone, DG ITI
Iranian Centre of ITI | Call for Entry for Four International Theatre Festivals
The Iranian Centre of ITI, Dramatic Arts Centre of Iran, is pleased to announce four international theatre festivals to be held from 2024 to 2025. For detailed information and to apply, please click the festival links below:
The 20th Puppet International Theatre Festival Mobarak (16 to 23 December 2024)
The 29th Children & Youth International Theatre Festival (1 to 7 November 2024)
The 17th Mariwan Street International Theatre Festival (11 to 15 October 2024) Only Outdoor Performances
The 43rd Fadjr International Theatre Festival (21 January to 2nd February 2025)
Click here to download the application form. For further questions, please contact: dramatic.artcenter.iran(at)gmail.com
Japanese Centre of ITI | Dance and Video Review
Jonas Mekas, Virginie Marchand and Kazuo Ohno
Abstract
Virginie Marchand, a rising poet and filmmaker, offers a unique perspective influenced by the legendary Kazuo Ohno and Jonas Mekas. Her work delves into the layers of the human spirit across different cultures, using a distinctive, rule-free language. Virgine Marchand's films have been screened at the Anthology Film Archives and various art galleries, with excerpts available on Instagram and YouTube. This review focuses on a film where Virginie Marchand dances with Kazuo Ohno (1906-2010), filmed by Jonas Mekas and edited by Virginie Marchand.
Click here to know more.
Japanese Centre of ITI | Volume 9, No. 2
Here Be Dragons. East Asian Film and Religion
Published November 15, 2023
Edited by: Christian Wessely, Franz Winter, and Yukihiko Yoshida
This issue explores the vibrant media industry of East Asia, focusing on the significant role religion plays in Japanese, South Korean, and Chinese films and TV series, which have gained a global audience through streaming services. The content spans various cultural developments, featuring independent filmmakers, renowned classics, manga and anime, the cyberpunk genre, and successful streaming series.
Click here to download the full Issue.
Jordanian Centre of ITI | Call for Participation: 30th Jordan Theatre Festival 2024 6 to 14 November, 2024
Application deadline: 1 August 2024
The Ministry of Culture of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is pleased to invite private and public theatre groups and individuals to participate in the 30th Jordan Theatre Festival, to be held from 6 to 14 November 2024. Interested participants must submit their application by 1 August 2024. For more information about the festival, please visit www.culture.gov.jo or contact theater(at)culture.gov.jo.
To know more about the call, please click here.
To download the participation form, please click here.
Republic of Korea Centre of ITI | New President Elected 2024
Beginning a new chapter in 2024, Republic of Korea Centre of ITI has elected its new president Ara KIM at General Assembly in March succeeding the former president Chyrim Choi.
Ara KIM is a theatre director and choreographer, and also the CEO of Theatre Mucheon. She has directed and produced numerous theatre productions both nationally and internationally, and has received many prestigious awards for her work, such as Baiksang Awards, Dong-a Performance Awards, Best Women Director, and awards from Ministry of Culture of Republic of Korea. (Ara Kim: arkimms(at)gmail.com) With the new president and the board members, Republic of Korea Centre of ITI is planning to launch new projects, workshops, and festivals, and is open to international collaborations and participations. Please check out & contact: facebook.com/ITIKorea/ iti.korea.yveyi(at)gmail.com
Slovenian Centre of ITI | Open Call for Collaboration and Proposals: “Thinking and Rethinking Ballet”, Series of Online Interviews
The Slovenian Centre ITI/Oder (Stage), Cultural Institute for Performing Arts, and the Slovenian Ballet Artists' Association, supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, have launched “Thinking and Rethinking Ballet”, an online platform in collaboration with ITI. The Slovenian Centre invites ITI Centres to propose notable ballet artists from their region for participation in the 2024/2025 series of talks. Interviews are conducted in English. Editors: Nataša Berce, Tomaž Rode; Talk Host: Tatjana Ažman
Please send proposals and contact details of the artists to natasa.berce(at)gmail.com and dramaturgija.opera(at)gmail.com. To know more details about the call and previous artists, please click here.
To watch previous dialogues, please visit the website and YouTube Channel.
Swiss Centre of ITI | Master Acting for Screen & Digital Media – Bern Academy of the Arts Application now open for the Master Acting for Screen & Digital Media
Application Deadline: 15 October 2024
Bern Academy of the Arts will be offering an internationally oriented Master's degree course in Acting for Screen & Digital Media starting in the spring semester of 2025.
The Master Acting for Screen & Digital Media is aimed at professional actors who want to develop their skills in the area of film and digital media.
On the 25 June and 12 September at 7pm (Swiss time) there will be an online information event. To get the link for one of those events you have to register here.
Uganda Centre of ITI | Uganda’s Kampala International Theatre Festival KITF Returns
KITF, East Africa's leading theatre festival, returns for its 11th edition in November! The 2024 festival celebrates Ghanaian playwright Efua Theodora Sutherland. Expect a vibrant program of international and Ugandan productions, workshops, and discussions. Details: Kampala International Theatre Festival website.
In Memoriam - Philip Arnoult
ITI World Theatre Ambassador
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Philip Arnoult. He passed away peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by loved ones. Philip Arnoult's indomitable spirit and passion for theatre never waned, even as his health declined. He remained dedicated to connecting artists and inspiring creative collaborations, embodying his lifelong commitment to the arts.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to Brandice at brandice(at)citd.us if you have any questions or need assistance.
The CITD team

Photo by Zoltán Szarka.
Congo Republic Centre of ITI | 2nd Edition of the Pointe-Noire International Book and Arts Fair
The Congo Republic Centre of ITI is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the Pointe-Noire International Book and Arts Fair (Salon International du Livre et des Arts de Pointe-Noire, SILAP), which will take place from 24 to 27 July 2024 in Pointe-Noire, the second-largest city and economic capital of the Republic of the Congo. This year’s theme is "Literature and Arts in Congo: What Impact on a National and International Scale 70 Years Later?" For more detailed information on participate, please contact silapn2021(at)gmail.com.
Click here to know more.
Cyprus Centre of ITI | International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama 2024
19 July – 10 August, 2024
The Cyprus Centre of ITI is pleased to present the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama 2024, co-organised by the Deputy Ministry of Culture, the Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute, and the Deputy Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Cyprus. The 27th edition of the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama will take place from July 19 to August 10, 2024, at the Ancient Odeon in Paphos, the Makarios III Amphitheatre in Nicosia, and the Curium Ancient Theatre in Limassol. The festival will host performances that bring contemporary aesthetics and artistic approaches to ancient Greek drama. For further details regarding the Festival’s programme, please click here
Info: www.greekdramafest.com
Swedish Centre of ITI | On behalf of the Swedish Performing Arts Coalition, the Swedish Centre of ITI is thrilled to extend a warm invitation for a week-long celebration brimming with culture, performing arts, and community spirit!
Join us for the Performing Arts Expo, featuring the finest Swedish performances and fostering international collaborations. This year, Swedstage, the Stockholm Fringe Festival (STOFF), the World Fringe Congress and Intercult's Theater Academy project will come together for the first time, transforming Stockholm into an international venue. For specific interests or questions, contact our international coordinator, Leilla Zinoun, at leilla(at)scensverige.se.
Contact: leilla(at)scensverige.se
Website: https://scensverige.se/en/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scensverige/
Shanghai Theatre Academy | Call for Abstracts and Papers on Chinese Performing Arts in your Country or Region
Deadline of the abstract: 30 September 2024
The Chinese Performing Arts Journal is a publication that is bi-annually published. It is a joint venture of the Shanghai Theatre Academy STA and the International Theatre Institute ITI. So far eight editions have been published. Journal number 9 and 10 are already in development. The 11th edition, scheduled to be published in 2025, will be themed “The Global Reception of Chinese Performing Arts”. The Editors-in-chief also invite stage directors and theatre makers who have chosen to stage a Chinese drama or opera in their country to send in an abstract. Click here for more details. Deadline of the abstract: 30 September 2024. Click here to view all the previous publications.
Contact: chinese-pa-journal(at)iti-worldwide.org
Announcing the Programme for the 37th ITI World Congress 2024!
18 to 23 September 2024, Antwerp (Belgium Flanders), and Den Bosch (The Netherlands)
The team of the General Secretariat ITI is thrilled to announce that programme for the 37th ITI World Congress is released! Hosted by the Belgium Flanders Centre of ITI and the Netherland Centre of ITI, this Congress is a collaborative effort supported on the Flanders part by the City of Antwerp, Flanders State of Art, Tourism Flanders, DeSingel, Het Paleis, and Toneelhuis. and the Dutch part by The Performing Arts Fund NL.
To explore further details about the 37th ITI World Congress, please review the draft program available in both English and French languages.
If you have any questions, please contact congress(at)iti-worldwide.org More information, please visit the official Congress website: www.iti-congress.org
Iranian Centre of ITI | Appointment of the New General Director
The Iranian Centre of ITI, The Dramatic Arts Centre of Iran (DAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Hamid Nili as the new Director General, succeeding Dr. Kazem Nazari. This appointment, made by Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili, the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance on Tuesday 14 May 2024. Dr. Kazem Nazari is thanked for his invaluable contributions and unwavering dedication during his tenure.
For more information, please click here.
Iranian Centre of ITI | April & May Newsletter
Considering the importance of crossing geographical boundaries and introducing the capabilities of Iranian drama, performing arts and activities, The Iranian Centre of ITI, Dramatic Arts Centre of Iran (DAC) find it necessary to publish the newsletter on a monthly basis. The April & May 2024 Newsletter is available. Please click here to read or download.
Italian Centre of ITI | La Mama Umbria Celebrates the 25th year of the International Symposium for Directors 2024
Session 1: 17 - 31 July; Session 2: 2 – 16 August, in Spoleto, Italy
The member of the Italian Centre of ITI, La MaMa Umbria is thrilled to announce the 25th International Symposium for Directors, taking place this summer in Spoleto, Italy. This milestone event offers a rich program designed to empower artists worldwide through residency programs and immersive workshops. For a quarter of a century, La MaMa Umbria has been at the forefront of fostering cross-cultural exchanges and nurturing creative collaborations on an international scale. For more detailed information, please click here.
For any inquiries or further information, please contact David J Diamond at ddjdstar(at)gmail.com.
North Macedonian Centre of ITI | Summary of World Theatre Day 2024 and International Dance Day 2024
The North Macedonian Centre of ITI is delighted to highlight their recent activities throughout March and April 2024 in celebration of World Theatre Day and International Dance Day.
World Theatre Day 2024, featured a domestic message crafted by theatre and film actor, as well as theatre director, Mr. Kole Angelovski. For further insights, please click here.
Additionally, the World Theatre Day 2024 message was read in Macedonian by theatre actor Zdravko Stojmirov. Discover more here.
On 29 April, International Dance Day 2024 featured a domestic message authored by the prima ballerina of the Macedonian Opera and Ballet, Aleksandra Mijalkova. For further insights, please click here.
Please click here to read and view the comprehensive summary of the events.
Photo from left to right: Kole Angelovski, Aleksandra Mijalkova
International Dance Day 2024 Message Author: Marianela NÚÑEZ, Argentina
The International Theatre Institute (ITI) and its International Dance Committee (IDC) and the World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific (WDA) are pleased to announce that the renowned ballet dancer Marianela NÚÑEZ from Argentina has written the Message for International Dance Day 2024.
Attachments
International Dance Day Message 2024 in Spanish (original) in PDF and Word
International Dance Day Message 2024 in English (translation) in PDF and Word
International Dance Day Message 2024 in French (translation) in PDF and Word
Biography of Marianela NÚÑEZ in Spanish (original) in PDF and Word
Biography of Marianela NÚÑEZ in English (translation) as PDF and Word
Biography of Marianela NÚÑEZ in French (translation) as PDF and Word
Two photos by Carlos Villamayor, which you are free to use: Photo Marianela NÚÑEZ 1 (jpg) and Photo Marianela NÚÑEZ 2 (jpg)
How to Celebrate International Dance Day in English in PDF
Comment célébrer la Journée Internationale de la Danse en français en PDF
Appreciation for the World Theatre Day 2024 Celebration
The World Theatre Day 2024 Celebration reached a triumphant conclusion on 29 March 2024, in Langfang, China. The Celebration has approximately 70 international guests and artists from 35 countries, along with over 200 theatre specialists, practitioners, and students from Chinese theatre communities. The event featured a variety of activities such as conference, gala performances, workshops, ITI internal meetings, etc.
The General Secretariat received many positive feedback from the participants, and the event was a vibrant celebration of theatre. To explore diverse translations of the World Theatre Day 2024 Message, please click here.
To relive the enchanting Gala night and witness the event's most memorable moments, please click here.
For additional glimpses into the event through captivating photos, please click here.
Italian Centre of ITI | E:T:E.R.I.A. International Artist Residency 2024
The Italian Centre is proud to announce the E:T:E.R.I.A. International Artist Residency under the title of “Conflict and Migrations” from 14 to 28 April as well as the final version of the international co-production “COMBAT! Lamentation for the Body of the Slain Enemy”.
For more detailed information as PDF click here.
For accessing websites connecting with the project, please click on the following names.
EteriaProject, ITI Italy, Astragali
www.eteriaproject.eu/
www.iti-italy.it/
www.astragali.it
Contact:
Flavia Antico, iti.italiancentre(at)gmail.com
Phone: +39 389 210 59 91 (also WhatsApp)
Shanghai Theatre Academy | Chinese Performing Arts – Issue 8
The International Theatre Institute ITI and the Shanghai Theatre Academy, member of ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts, is pleased to announce that the 8th issue of Chinese Performing Arts is now available. Click here to read or download the articles.
UNESCO | How UNESCO Chairs and Networks are Galvanizing Culture and Arts Education
Insights from the UNESCO World Conference on Culture and Arts Education 2024 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
During the event, UNESCO conducted interviews to capture insights shared by participants. “In the current global landscape, cultural diversity and the arts play a pivotal role in fostering understanding, empathy, and creativity”, says CHEN Zhongwen, Coordinator the events of the UNITWIN Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts in Abu Dhabi. Click here to read the full article.
Brazilian Centre of ITI | New Office of Brazilian Centre of ITI
Celebrating the achievements of 2023 since the Centre's reopening, March 2024 marks a new chapter with the inauguration of the vibrant new office. More than just a workplace, it stands as a vibrant hub for theatrical art in all its diversity. The Brazilian Centre of ITI is dedicated to increasing the representation of Latin America in ITI, honouring the agreements made during the Regional Council meeting of the Americas held at the NEAPFEST 2023.
For more information:
Click here to read the NEAPFEST 2023 Event Report
Click here to watch the video highlights of NEAPFEST 2023
Brazilian Centre of ITI | Open call for the NEAPFEST/ASAS 2024
Early December 2024, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Excitement fills the air as the Brazilian Centre of ITI announces the NEAPFEST/ASAS 2024, set to take place in early December this year, in honour of Human Rights Day. If you have a play or workshop that you'd like to bring to NEAPFEST/ASAS in December, hosted in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro, please reach out at: contato(at)iti-brazil.org.
The festival’s organizers eagerly anticipate receiving your innovative proposals and collaborating for another unforgettable event.
Iranian Centre of ITI | March 2024 Newsletter
Considering the importance of crossing geographical boundaries and introducing the capabilities of Iranian drama, performing arts and activities, The Iranian Centre of ITI, Dramatic Arts Centre of Iran (DAC) find it necessary to publish the newsletter on a monthly basis. The March 2024 Newsletter is available. Please click here to read or download.
Slovenian Centre of ITI| Thinking and Rethinking Ballet - Dialogue with Cathy MARSTON, UK
The recent interview, conducted in English on 27 February 2024, featured the choreographer Cathy Marston, current artistic director of Zurich Ballet. Watch the interview by clicking here. For more information about Cathy Marston, please visit her website. To view all past conversations with esteemed ballet personalities from around the world, please visit the official websiteand the YouTube Channel. The discussions are hosted by Tatjana Ažman.
Slovenian Centre of ITI| Round Table Discussion "Salt of the Earth" at the Week of Slovenian Drama Festival 2024
Date and Time: 4 April 2024, at 6:00 pm / Location: The Guest House, Kranj, Slovenia Co-organized by the Slovenian Centre ITI, Cultural Institute Stage, and the Week of Slovenian Drama Festival Kranj, this Round Table will delve into the stories and experiences of the Middle East, highlighting the significance of the arts. The guests include Ofira Henig, a theatre director, and Ramzi Maqdisi, a filmmaker and actor. Host of the discussion is Tatjana Ažman, Slovenian dramaturge, director of the Cultural Institute Stage, and a leader of the Slovenian Centre ITI. The Guest House serves as a platform for dialogue on current international topics, fostering discussions on arts, creation, resilience, and humanity. Join us in this enriching conversation.
Special invitation from Shahid Nadeem
Invitation to Participate in Ajoka Theatre's International Theatre Festival 2024
2nd Week of November 2024, Lahore, Pakistan
The World Theatre Day 202 Message Author Shahid Nadeem is delighted to extend an invitation to your esteemed theatre group to participate in the Ajoka Theatre's International Theatre Festival, coinciding with the 40th Anniversary of the Ajoka Theatre. This grand event is scheduled to take place during the second week of November 2024 in the historically rich city of Lahore, Pakistan. The festival aims to celebrate the transformative power of art by bringing together international theatre groups.
To learn more about this exclusive invitation, please click here. For additional information about Ajoka Theatre, please visit:
Website
Facebook: ajokatheatrepk
Instagram: ajokatheatre
In Memoriam | In Memoriam Ricardo “Ricky” Abad
A very good friend to ITI worldwide and to many of us passed away: Ricardo “Ricky” Abad. He was an outstanding personality that cared for young theatre practitioners and students, and participated with his students in a multitude of theatre school festivals and theatre events all over the world. Tobias Biancone: “It always was a great pleasure and honour to work with you, Ricky. I am missing your presence and warmth, and the passion for theatre and life that you showed to me and your friends”. For enjoying him “live”, please look at his online lecture about happiness on YouTube.
Iranian Centre of ITI | February 2024 Newsletter
Considering the importance of crossing geographical boundaries and introducing the capabilities of Iranian drama, performing arts and activities, The Iranian Centre of ITI, Dramatic Arts Centre of Iran (DAC) find it necessary to publish the newsletter on a monthly basis. The February 2024 Newsletter is available. Please click here to read or download.
Iraq Centre of ITI | 8th Edition of the Al-Husseini Al-Sagheer International Festival for Children’s Theater
2 – 8 March 2024, in Karbala City, Iraq
The Iraq Centre of ITI is delighted to unveil the 8th edition of the Al-Husseini Al-Sagheer International Festival for Children’s Theater, set to captivate audiences from 2nd to 8th March 2024, in the city of Karbala, Iraq. This annual event showcases diverse children's theater groups from Iraq and abroad, featuring a rich program of performances and puppet theater. To know more about the festival and previous editions, please click here.
For the most up-to-date information about the event, please refer to the official Facebook page
North Macedonian Centre of ITI | Project ETERIA: Experimental Video Theatre Project
Released 1 February 2024 / Languages. English and Macedonian. / Genre: Experimental Mono Drama in 2 versions.
The North Macedonian Centre of ITI is happy to present their new experimental theatre project. The project is in the frames of Creative Europe supported project E.T.E.R.I.A. designed and realized in partnership with Italian Centre of the International Theatre Institute-ITI (Italy), Theatro Tsi Zakynthos (Greece), National Archaeological Museum of Constanta (Romania), Augmented and Virtual Reality Lab - Department of Engineering for Innovation of University of Salento (Italy). Click here to know more about the project.
World Conference Culture and Arts Education 2024 – held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, United Arab Emirates, 13 to 15 February 2024
This pivotal occasion will bring together Culture and Education Ministers from around the world in view of adopting a Framework for Culture and Arts Education (Abu Dhabi Framework for Culture and Arts Education). The World Conference will also unite relevant UN agencies, intergovernmental-organizations and UNESCO networks and partners in the field of culture and education to share practices and innovative ideas, as well as strengthen a global alliance for culture and arts education. For more details of the event, please click here.
If you are interested in a provisional program, please click here.
UNESCO | Onsite Event of UNESCO World Conference on Culture and Arts Education at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Panel Discussions: Culture and Arts Education for a Sustainable Future
Date and Time: 14 February 2024 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm, Abu Dhabi Time
The Institute for Sustainable Development/European Public Law Organization (EPLO), International Theatre Institute (ITI), and Culture for Causes Network (C4C) are honoured to announce their collaboration in organizing two pivotal panel discussions during the UNESCO World Conference on Culture and Arts Education at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Centred around the critical theme, “Culture and Arts Education for a Sustainable Future”, these panels aim to foster a dynamic and interdisciplinary dialogue, leveraging the diverse expertise of our esteemed speakers.
Panel Discussion #1 Sustainable Horizons: Charting a New Course for Cultural Institutions
Panel Discussion #2 Mobilizing the Affects and the General Audience to Sustain Sustainability
Click here for more detailed information.
Jon Fosse, Norway – World Theatre Day Message Author for 2024
The International Theatre Institute ITI is absolutely thrilled and honoured to announce Jon Fosse from Norway, eminent Norwegian writer and playwright, and 2023 Nobel Laureate in Literature, as the Author of the World Theatre Day Message for 2024.
Attachments
• World Theatre Day Message 2024 in Norwegian (original) in PDF and Word; in English (translation) in PDF and Word; en français (traduction) en PDF et Word
• Biography Jon FOSSE in English as PDF and Word; en français (traduction) en PDF et Word
• Two portrait photos by Agnete Brun (Det Norske Samlaget), which you are free to use Photo Jon FOSSE 1 (jpg) and Photo Jon FOSSE 2 (jpg)
• How to Celebrate World Theatre Day in English in PDF; en français en PDF
Mexican Centre of ITI | 36th National Encounter of Theater Lovers
7 January to 4 February 2024, Centro Cultural del Bosque, Mexico City, Mexico
Free entry!
The Mexican Centre of ITI is pleased to announce that the 36th National Encounter of Theatre Lovers will take place from 7 January to 4 February 2024 in Centro Cultural del Bosque, which is a cultural Centre in Mexico City. Free Entry! This three-week event attracts 31 theatre companies from all over the country.
Click here to download the programme
Click here to download the brochure.
For more information about the event, please visit the website or Facebook: iti.centromexicano
North Macedonian Centre of ITI | New eBook: Green Inversion (12 short plays)
The North Macedonian Centre of ITI is pleased to present their new eBook Green Inversion, Based on the very creative intense hands-on workshop with German theatre artists les dramaturx in Skopje and online workshop in collaboration with Macedonian authors and playwrights. Click here to know more about the publication.
Editor: Ivanka Apostolova Baskar
Organizers/Publishers: Macedonian Center ITI/PRODUKCIJA
Co-supporters: German Embassy Skopje
Partners. City Library Brakja Miladinovci-Skopje and Macedonian Ecologists Society - Skopje (collaborators-ecologists Dragan Arsov and Arta Starova).
Slovenian Centre of ITI | Thinking and Rethinking Ballet - Dialogue with Helen Pickett, USA
In 2021 The Slovenian Ballet Artists' Association and Cultural Institute Stage, the Slovenian Centre ITI under the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia launched Thinking and Rethinking Ballet a web page section and talks streamed on YouTube with esteemed ballet personalities from around the World. The talk is hosted by Tatjana AŽMAN.
The recent interview was conducted in English on 3 January 2024, with the renowned American Choreographer and Educator Helen Pickett.
Click here to watch the interview.
Click here to watch the compilation of the talks in 2023 with Jennifer HOMMANS, Szilard MACHER, Mário RADAČOVSKÝ, Gabrielle HASLINGER.
Consejo Argentino de la Danza CAD | January Newsletter 2024
The Argentine Dance Council (Consejo Argentino de la Danza CAD), a Cooperating Member of ITI, is happily to share their Newsletter 2024.
>>Click here to view or download the January Newsletter of the Argentine Dance Council CAD.
Publication Asia–Pacific Channels
by World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific
Asia–Pacific Channels is the bi-annual newsletter of the World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific (WDAAP), published by Ausdance National in collaboration with MyDance Alliance in Malaysia. It profiles dance events and activities from WDA members throughout the Asia–Pacific region.
The December 2023 edition of Asia-Pacific Channels is available. Click here to read or download.
Click here to read the previous editions.
163rd Executive Council Session
The 163rd Executive Council Session, held from 4 to 5 December 2023 in the picturesque city of Xichang, China. The meeting served as a crucial platform for important deliberations and constructive discussions. It marked the first in-person gathering following the Congress in February 2023 in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The session proved to be a significant milestone in furthering the mission of ITI and strengthening its global network. Click here to know more.
Georgian Centre of ITI | Georgian New Theatre Festival and Showcase 2024
1 to 4 February 2024 / Tbilisi, Georgia
The Georgian Centre of ITI is thrilled to announce the inaugural edition of the Georgian New Theatre Festival and Showcase (GNTFS), taking place from 1 to 4 February 2024 in the vibrant city of Tbilisi, Georgia. This exceptional event is partnership with the Georgian Centre of International Theatre Institute ITI, European Festival Association EFFE South Caucasus Hub, Arts Research Institute of Georgia.
Click here to know more detailed information about the festival.
Invitation for Silk Road Cultural Hub - Culture, Wine and Technologies Cities Platform - First Meeting 2024, Georgia
4 to 8 February 2024, Marneuli, Sagarejo, and Tbilisi
The Georgian Centre of ITI is delighted to present the Silk Road Cultural Hub - Culture, Wine and Technologies Cities Platform project, along with an invitation to participate in its inaugural meeting. The meeting is scheduled to take place from 4 to 8 February 2024 in the captivating cities of Marneuli, Sagarejo, and Tbilisi.
For further proposals questions please contact us: effehubgeorgia(at)gmail.com ; l.khetaguri(at)gtu.ge
To know more about the project, please click here.
To register for participation, please click here.
Vietnam Centre of ITI | First Vietnam International Performing Arts Festival
7 to 12 December 2023, in Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan, Vietnam 2023. The Vietnam Centre of ITI is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated First World Arts Performing Festival, taking place from 7 to 12 December 2023 in Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan, Vietnam in December 2023. This global event aims to foster creative connections and has already attracted the registration of approximately 16 international art troupes from 5 continents. Additionally, art troupes showcasing the essence of Vietnamese art from various regions of Vietnam will be in attendance. Click here to read the full information.
Chinese Performing Arts – Issue 7
Focuses on the development and the studies of Chuanju
The International Theatre Institute ITI and the Shanghai Theatre Academy, member of ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts, are pleased to announce that the 7th issue of Chinese Performing Arts Journal is now available. The magazine covers the topics of today’s stage in China, the spreading of Chinese Theatre and the introduction of Chinese plays and artists. This 7th issue focuses on the development and the studies of the traditional Xiqu art form Chuanju.
Click here to read or download the articles.
Finnish Centre of ITI | New Publication: Performance and Solidarity (2023)
Theatre Info Finland TINFO is excited to announce the launch of Performance and Solidarity, a brand-new collection of essays and other pieces. The publication is written from a distinctively Finnish vantage point, but the hope of guest editors Maria Säkö and Heidi Backström is that it will inspire free and open debate on the theatrical arts that is truly international in its scope and firmly committed to solidarity. For more information, contact Theatre Info Finland TINFO at tinfo(at)tinfo.fi
Click here to know more about the publications.
Click here to read or download the publication.
Lifetime Achievement Award for Ramendu Majumdar
Ramendu Majumdar, Honorary President of ITI, has received the Lifetime Award, offered by the Bangladesh Brand Forum BFF in collaboration with Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. He received this Special Recognition as a Bangladeshi actor, stage director, and theatre producer for his visionary leadership, unwavering commitment, and transformative contributions to our advertising industry. The ITI Newsletter congratulates the Honorary President of ITI for getting this award.
International Playwrights’ Forum IPF
“The Border Crosser – The Case of Martha Schwartz” – Radio Drama to be produced by the National Swiss Radio Broadcaster
Ursula Werdenberg, author/dramaturg and General Secretary of the International Playwrights´ Forum and Raju Schwarz, interdisciplinary author, both from Switzerland, presented their radio drama during the Austrian Audio Drama Days (a platform for exceptional audio drama productions from Austria, Germany and Switzerland), earlier this year. More information: https://www.hoerspieltage.at/
http://www.iti-swiss.ch/
International Dance Day 2023 Report
The General Secretariat is thrilled to present the report on the mesmerizing International Dance Day 2023 event. For those who were unable to witness this extraordinary celebration firsthand, please explore the captivating activities that unfolded in Shanghai, China.
>>Please click here to look at it.
Theatre Yearbook 2023 – Theatre in Japan
The Japanese Centre of ITI has published “Theatre Yearbook” since 1972, covering developments in the Japanese performing arts. The publication “Theatre Yearbook” has laid a firm foundation for activities that seek to gain knowledge of the relationship between Japan and the world, to deepen mutual understanding by positioning Japan within the global network, and to realize cultural development and peace. You can now download or read this publication online, available both in English and Japanese.
To find out more about "Theatre Yearbook," please click here.
Chinese Performing Arts – Issue 6, dedicated to the Huangmeixi
Shanghai Theatre Academy, member of ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts, is pleased to announce that the No.6 issue of Chinese Performing Arts is now available. The magazine covers the topics of today’s stage of China, the spread of Chinese Theatre and the introduction of Chinese plays and artists. This No.6 issue focuses on the development and the studies of Huangmeixi.
>>Click here to download or read the publication.
UNESCO Courier – Translation: From one world to another
UNESCO is continuing to publish its “UNESCO Courier”. It is published quarterly and promotes the ideals of UNESCO by sharing ideas on issues of international concern relevant to its mandate. The ITI Newsletter team is picking up the UNESCO Courier focusing on “Translation” as a translator is a bridge-builder that has to overcome language barriers. Just think of the value a translator has when he or she brings a play from one language to another. Think of what it means for a playwright´s play performed in another country. Think of what translations means to an ITI World Congress when the simultaneous translators are making keynotes spoken in English to be understood in French, or vice versa.
The UNESCO Courier with the theme of Translation is available in:
English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Mandarin and Esperanto. To download it just click on the language.
Director General's Report 2017 – 2022 Available Online Now!
The English and French version of the Director General's Report 2017 - 2022 are available online now.
To view or download the report, please chose your preferred format by clicking on the text below.
Director General's Report 2017 - 2022 English: double page; single page
Director General's Report 2017 - 2022 French: double page; single page
Iranian Centre of ITI | Call for Entry 2nd Pantomime International Theatre Festival in Zanjan, Iran
Application deadline: 21 May 2023
The Iranian Centre of ITI - the Dramatic Arts Centre (DAC) - is pleased to inform you that the 2nd Pantomime International Theatre Festival will take place from 2 to 6 July 2023 in Zanjan, Iran.
>>Click here for more detail information
>>Click here to download the Application Form
Contact: dramatic.artcenter.iran(at)gmail.com ; dac.internationalaffairs(at)theater.ir Website: www.theater.ir/en
International Dance Day 2022 Event Report: An Invitation to (Re-)Experience
The Report of the International Dance Day 2022 Celebration which was held on Friday, 29 April 2022 is ready now. It is a Report that will allow you to watch or re-watch both online and on-site celebrations. To view or download the report, please chose your preferred format by clicking on the text below.
>>Single page version (format for browsing on computer or laptop)
>>Double page version (format for browsing on computer or laptop)
UNESCO | The Tracker Culture & Public Policy
The January 2022 Edition #16: Focus on Culture Diplomacy
Cutting Edge examines the increasing prominence of cultural diplomacy in international relations and the shift to more mutually-beneficial cooperative models. Culture has a unique power for building trust and opening conduits for dialogue. Furthermore, cultural diplomacy helps enhance a country's national and local cultural assets with multiple benefits.
To read and download the new brochure as PDF, click on the language edition of your choice:
English
Français
Report of the ITI/UNESCO Network Special Connecting Event 2021
The Report of the ITI/UNESCO Network Special Connecting Event 2021 which was held from 13 to 17 December 2021 is ready now. It is a Report that will allow you to watch or re-watch the presentations of the Members of the ITI/UNESCO Network, the Welcome Address, the Dialogues with an Artist, the Breakout Sessions and the Open Space.
You may download the report
>>Single page version
>>Double page version
Ramendu Majumdar: Theatre Worldwide – My ITI Years
What the ITI Newsletter announced last year when Ramendu Majumdar celebrated his Birthday has “become true”: The Honorary President of ITI used the pandemic to write his ITI memoirs. Ramendu Majumdar tells us his own story. It gives us an insight into the development of the Bangladesh Centre of ITI – and ITI worldwide. It is proof of the personal perseverance he has experienced with ITI, which resulted in him becoming the President of ITI and gaining the title of Honorary President of ITI. The publication is a veritable cornucopia of facts and experiences of viewpoints through his times with the International Theatre Institute.
The book has been published by the University Press Limited, ISBN 978 984 506 378 4. Hardcover, 196 pages, with colour photos. 35 US-Dollars, 30 Euros. On request, an ITI Centre may receive a free copy. Please allow ample time for sending you the copy. The book can be ordered over news(at)iti-worldwide.org.
Mexican Centre of ITI UNESCO - New release: TEATRO magazine #28
Mexcian Centre of ITI is happily to present the no.28 issue of the magazine TEATRO "Virtual Theater", with the collaboration of many colleagues, artists and dear friends from Mexico and other centers by ITI.
The Mexican Centre of ITI UNESCO is grateful for the continuous support of the cultural institutions of Mexico and the national and international artistic community. Thanks to this support, the publication has reached its edition 28th edition.
>>Please click here to view and download
International Playwrights’ Forum IPF
Vijay Padaki – Legendary Indian Playwright Book Releases
Vijay Padaki, a member of the International Playwrights’ Forum just released three new books in a series of 10 books that the Vitasta Publishing Company dedicated to this extraordinary Indian playwright. They are available over some of the Amazon websites, or you may order them from the publishing house. https://www.vitastapublishing.com
Vijay Padaki is a Theatre Educator who has been part of the Bangalore Little Theatre since its inception in 1960. More recently, the Ministry of Culture invited Vijay to initiate a programme of Arts and Heritage Management in India. Vijay has written over 50 original plays. In 1993, Vijay won the award for the best contemporary play script instituted by The Hindu for the play Credit Titles. Contact: vijay(at)bangalorelittletheatre.org
Theatre Diplomacy During the Cold War – Volume 1 to 5
This multi-volume work began as a biography of Martha Coigney, who was a pioneering thought leader and advocate of internationalism in the American theatre during one of the most challenging periods in modern U.S. history. Martha Coigney served as President of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) from 1987-1995 and afterwards became an Honorary President of ITI.
For all those who are interested in the History of ITI, and the development of ITI, this multi-volume work is a must to read. It is available: - over the website of the publisher XLIBRIS
- over amazon.com
As the book is not inexpensive, you also may download an ebook for a reasonable price over the stores of Kindle Amazon, Apple Books or Google Play Books.
New: ITI Event Reports – an invitation to browse, read and watch!
The General Secretariat of ITI has worked extensively to inform you about three main events of ITI: The General Assembly Special Edition (10 to 15 December 2020), World Theatre Day (27 March 2021) and International Dance Day (2021).
All the Reports contain what happened during the three event – such as speeches, presentations, and for World Theatre Day and International Dance Day the messages and performances. Moreover, they give you background information and also the statistics of how many people participated or watch the event.
Each Report that you can open and/or download is an invitation to watch or watch again. Just download it and click on what you want to see … The links are meant to be open when you are using a computer or laptop.
Event Report of theITI General Assembly Special Edition 2020 Report
To view or download the report, please chose your preferred format by clicking on the text below.
Single page edition (format for print out on A4)
Double page edition (format for browsing on computer or laptop)
UNESCO Publication Culture 2030 | Indicators
Culture|2030 Indicators was published by the Culture Sector of UNESCO on the occasion of the Forum of Ministers of Culture at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
The Culture|2030 indicators is a framework of thematic indicators whose purpose is to measure and monitor the progress of culture’s enabling contribution to the national and local implementation of the Goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, both as a sector of activity, and transversally across other sectors. The Culture | 2030 Indicators combine a variety of data, including quantitative and qualitative indicators, and will rely as much as possible on existing data sources.
For more information visit the Culture | 2030 Indicators website
You may download the UNESCO Publication (around 120 pages) in the following languages, by clicking on the name of the language.
English
Francais
Espagnol
Russian
Chinese
Arabic
ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts
New “Visual Presentation” about the ITI/UNESCO Network
The Secretariat of the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts has created a visual presentation that is available for ITI Centres, educational and research institutions and persons who are working in this field. It gives information about vision, mission and goals, describes all the ongoing and planned projects. You also find a list about all the current members – educational and research institutions.
For downloading the visual presentation click here.
ITI General Secretariat Team Report 2017 - 2020
During the General Assembly Special Edition 2020, the Headquarters of ITI invited the ITI Centres, the ITI Committees, Forums and Networks and the Partner Organizations of ITI to present their past, current and future work. After the event, the Heaquarters of ITI put the individual videos and the videos day by day on the website www.iti-congress.org. Anyone can watch them on this website.
For time reason, the General Secretariat of ITI did not present its works. That is why it created the ITI General Secretariat Team Report 2017-2020. It is available in English and French.
The headquarters of ITI cordially invite you to download the brochure and take a look at it.
>>English version
>>English version double page
>>Version française
>>Version française double page
ITI/UNESCO Network - Online Second Student Festival, Monday to Sunday, 13 to 19 July 2020.
The Online Second Student Festival is a collaboration between the Piccolo Teatro di Milano, the ITI/UNESCO Network and eight participating institutions. It consists of:
• 8 Student Performances from Network Members Institutions from Burkina Faso, Colombia, Iran, Italy, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and Ukraine.
• 8 After-Show Discussions in which you can participate or contribute in registering yourself www.iti-unesco-network.org/participationform.html
• A Student Conference in which you can participate in registering yourself
The full information and programme about the Online Second Student Festival can be accessed over the special designed website for it, >>please click here.
>>For downloading the brochure, click here.
>>For downloading the program, click here.
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.