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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.
35th ITI World Congress
Registration for the Congress starts now.
Please click here to have more information about the 35th ITI world Congress and the deadlines.
Please register now, even if you are not sure if you will finally make it to Segovia. All the details of how to register will become apparent when you fill out the Registration form that is currently available in English, French and Spanish. The preferred way of registration is via the links below. If that is not possible and if you have any questions please write to Mr. TANG Yiming of the General Secretariat : info(at)

Link for the registration form in English:

Link for the registration form in French:

Link for the registration form in Spanish:
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World Theatre Day 2017 Message author
The Executive Council of ITI and the ITI General Secretariat is delighted to announce that the main celebration of the World Theatre Day 2017 will be held at the UNESCO hall in Paris, on 27 March.

For this event, the French theatre and movie actress Isabelle Huppert will be the message author and will read her message on the evening of the 27.

More details about the programme coming soon!
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)
International Day of Study
As part of World Theatre Day and its new Exoscène program, the SIBMAS Center of the French Community of Belgium (Centre SIBMAS de la Communauté française de Belgique) is organizing an international day of study, to take place on Monday 27 March 2017. This event will be a reflection and exchange of the best practices of design, implementation and operation databases for performing arts shows. Registration opens from 13 February. >>For more information, please click here or contact info(at)
New International Dance Day and World Theatre Day Websites
We are pleased to announce that the new International Dance Day and World Theatre Day Websites are now online. The concept of these websites is the same as the ITI website, which is clear, simple and informative. For the International Dance Day website please visit: and for the World Theatre Day website please visit:
New Centres
We are glad to announce that there are 4 new members of ITI in the Arab Countries: Syrian Centre of ITI, the Yemen Centre of ITI, The Mauritanian Centre of ITI and the Kuwait Centre of ITI.
All the Centres are the fruit of the Arab Regional Council and its leaders, namely Mohamed AL-AFKHAM, Ali MAHDI NOURI, Ibrahim ASSIRY and Hessa AL-FALASI (from the Fujairah UAE Centre). >>More information, please check the directory
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:
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:
Conference of the Parties
The twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 220) were held in Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco, from 7 to 18 November 2016. The Director General of UNESCO Irina BOKOVA recognised the outstanding contribution of Cecile Guidote Alvarez as an ITI leader, earth saver, director and advocate of promoting peace and sustainable development by giving her the UNESCO 70th anniversary medal of peace. For more information please visit:
Honor for M. Ambroise MBIA
The Cameroonian Center of ITI along with all its members has the pleasure to inform you that M. Ambroise MBIA, President of the African Regional Council of ITI, has recently received two great distinctions:
- Officer of the Order and Value by the Minister of Arts and Culture on instructions of the Cameroon Head of State. This distinction aims to encourage his great efforts towards the revitalization and promotion of African Theatre.
- Raised to the title of "Nji" (one of the greatest traditional distinction of notability, by the Sultan King of Bamoun, his Majesty Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya).
New project
The Zimbabwe Centre of the International Theatre Institute is enthusiastic to introduce its new project “Zimbabwe Theatre Academy” focused on Professional Theatre Training for Zimbabwe.
The primary aim of the Zimbabwe Theatre Academy is to develop and strengthen the skills of young theatre professionals and to generate new contemporary Zimbabwean plays and troupes.
For more details please contact: lloydnyikadzino(at)
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.
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. Soon we'll give you more information about the programme and production conditions.
The Croatian ITI Centre also presents to you the 25th edition of its dance magazine Movements. The topic is “What makes a performance dance contemporary?” On the following link you can find online editions of previous Movements:
Executive Council Meeting in Segovia
The Executive Council of ITI met in Segovia for the 144th Session. The objectives of the sessions were to start to build all the necessary steps for creating a great Congress, to discuss ongoing projects, to decide about 2018’s events (the year of the 70th Anniversary of ITI), as well as to plan the future development of the Regional Councils.
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.