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New Congress Website
The Congress website is now online in >>English, >>French and >>Spanish We will regularly post and update information about the main ITI World Congress, the Congress Prologue, as well as the International Dance Symposium. Stay tuned!
Call for Micro Performances up to 15 minutes by Young Practitioners
One of the numerous goals for the 35th ITI World Congress, set by the Executive Council, is to bring the largest ever number of Young Practitioners to the Congress in order to rejuvenate and strengthen ITI. That is the reason that the ITI Congress Task Force, together with the Young Practitioners’ Committee of ITI is launching this “Call for Micro Performances up to 15 minutes by Young Practitioners”. The call is for Young Practitioners (18 to 35 years) from all over the world for any type of performances (theatre, dance, music theatre, circus art, visual arts performance or a mix of different genres).
Please >>click here to read the call, and >>here to download the application form.
The number of accepted performances are limited. The application form should be submitted to tom.johnson(at), no later than 25 May 2017. The decision will be made until 1 June 2017 by the board of the Young Practitioners Committee and the Congress Task Force of ITI.
35th ITI World Congress in Segovia
IMPORTANT: Please register to the Congress before it’s too late. Please note that the deadlines for registration are the following: Head of Delegations, Delegates, Members of the Executive Council and Members of the General Secretariat: 1 May 2017 Participants of the Students Festival, Dance Symposium: 12 May 2017
Other participants who needs a visa: 12 May 2017
Other participants who do not need a visa: 20 June 2017
After 20 June 2017, only on-site registration is possible.
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.
>>Link for the registration form in English

>>Link for the registration form in Spanish

>>Link for the registration form in French
5th International Ritual and Traditional Seminars
The 5th International Ritual and Traditional Seminars is going to take place in Tehran from 30 and 31 August 2017. All researchers and scholars, who are interested in this international seminar, can apply to present his/her article based on the 4 below topics:
1. Based on others and neighbor’s countries, articulating feedback of Iranian Narrative and Shabih-Khani (Taziyeh);
2. Dramatically presenting different kind of storytelling (Naghly) and narrative in other cultures;
3. Introducing the various, dramatic and traditional forms in the world (except Iran);
4 .The interaction of traditional and contemporary theatres.

>>For more information please click here, or contact: dramatic.artcenter.iran(at) >>For the registration form please click here, the deadline is 21 June 2017.
13th International Festival of Making Theatre
The 13th International Festival of Making Theatre, will be held in Athens, Greece, from 3 to 8 July 2017. During five days of creative interaction, Theatre Makers from different parts of the world will have the opportunity to share and get acquainted with new working methods and ideas, regarding the following three sectors: Acting, Movement and Voice. Theatre of Changes invites, actors, directors, drama/acting school students, dancers, choreographers, singers, acting, voice and movement teachers and finally all those with a vivid interest in performing arts to attend the workshops of the 13th International Festival of Making Theatre which will be held during this festival. >>For more information please click here.
2017 International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama
Performances of ancient Greek drama will be presented in July, as every year, in the context of the “International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama” that is co organized by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute (CCOITI) and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. From 2 to 28t July 2017, five theatre groups will present performances of ancient Greek drama at the “Skali” Amphitheatre in Aglantzia, the Curium Ancient Theatre and the Paphos Ancient Odeon. >>For more information please click here.
International Theatre Festivals in Iran
The Dramatic Arts Center of Iran (DAC) is pleased to inform that there are some international activities which are going to take place in Iran.
- 18th International Ritual and Traditional Theater Festival; 1 to 6 September 2017, deadline for submission: 6 July. 2017;
- 12thInternational Street Theater Festival - Marivan, 8 to 12 September 2017, deadline for submission: 23 August 2017;
- 24th International Children and Adolescents Theater Festival, 30 November to 5 December 2017, deadline for submission: 2 October 2017;
- 36thFadjrInternational Theater Festival (for all genres), 21 January to 1 February 2018, deadline for submission: 8 November 2017;
>>Fore more information please click here. >>To download the application form please click here.
International Dance Day 2017
The International Dance Day 2017 Summit in Shanghai has been a beautiful event, which started with powerful speeches during the conference, workshops with workshops leaders from more than 30 different countries, and three night of exceptional performances. We will soon publish the event report and pictures on the International Dance Day website:
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
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:
31st Annual International VASTA Conference
From 4 to 8 August 2017, the LASALLE College of Arts in Singapore is organizing the first Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) Conference ever held in Asia, where regional and international experts will showcase techniques and uses of the human voice particular to the Asian region. Network with voice and speech trainers, scientists, performers, and public speakers from around the world to celebrate the human voice in its many qualities, dialects and languages, and develop future areas for investigation and research. VASTA Asia 2017 will be an exciting time for vocal, personal, pedagogical and cultural exchange. >>For more information please click here
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)