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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. >>Trisha Brown
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.
©Pascal Victor
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. Please >>check here for the programme of the event and >>here for the invitation.
When you book, please write an email to wtd2017(at)world-theatre-day.org with the full name(s) of all the people who want to attend the event and we will send you the invitation.
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 (www.world-theatre-day.org et www.international-dance-day.org).

Please send information about the location, the programme and the date of the celebration, together with a picture, to news(at)iti-worldwide.org
International Dance Day 2017 Message Author
The Executive Council and the General Secretariat of ITI are pleased to announce that Trisha Brown the US born dancer, choreographer and artistic director of the Trisha Brown Company will be the author of the message for the International Dance Day 2017. The International dance Day 2017 Summit will be held in Shanghai, China from Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 April. This is the first time that the ITI plans to create a three-day artistic program with local and international performances in addition to educational activities, including workshops, forums, speeches and lectures for students. More details about the programme coming 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.
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)exoscene.org
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.
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: www.masa.ci/en/masa-2018-call-for-applications-for-the-categories
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)chekhovtheatreschool.com.
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: www.ibsenawards.com
Best of Theater in Mexico
Isabel Quintanar President of the Mexican Center of ITI was awarded for 50 years of career at the XXII Ceremony Awards to the Best of Theater in Mexico by the Group of Critics and Theater Journalists (ACPT). The award named “Lady of Victory” has been given to her for her work as an actress, cultural promoter and prominent member of the National Institute of Fine Arts and President of the ITI Mexican Center.
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
José Solé (1929-2017)
For all lovers of theatre, the beloved Master Jose Solé, is and will be the embodiment of Mexican theatre; he will be remembered as an extraordinary person, insightful, intelligent, with a great sense of humor, and an immense knowledge of theatre, who is sure to cast a lasting influence over Mexican theatre. Thank you for all this, Master Jose Solé ... farewell!
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).
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: www.hciti.hr/web/wp-content/uploads/Kretanja-25-web.pdf
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.