Call for Participation at the 19th World Duo Performing Arts Competition, 27 Oct – 17 Nov 2019
The World Duo Performing Arts Festival is now seeking participant applications for their 19th festival, which will take place from 27 October – 17 November 2019 in Seoul, Korea. The WDPAF’s primary objective is to share a theatrical study on communication between one another, and its competition is a unique and highly valued world art festival.
Any submission must contain a work involving two (2) actors. Submissions must include a transcript, an introduction to the work, the applicant’s history and a full profile of the artists. To submit an application, or to get further information, please contact ray3378(at)naver.com by the deadline of 30 April 2019. Successful applicants will receive a small invitation fee, as well as meals and lodging.
Project: Translating Visual Dramaturgy - Lecture and workshop by Jan Pappelbaum 11-16 April in Skopje
The Macedonian Centre of ITI, and the Goethe Centre of Skopje, announce a project on the theme of translating visual dramaturgy entitled ‘The modern on stage /The dream of the house’, which will be held in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, from 11-16 April.
The event will take the form of a Workshop led by Jan Pappelbaum of Germany, who will lecture about his professional experience as theatre set designer working with some of the best German and European theatre directors. Pappelbaum will talk about the theatre profile of Schaubuhne from Berlin – one of the most inventive theatres in Germany. In the workshop he will work with our professional set designers and together they will develop set design installations. This will be followed by a digital exhibition.
Akram Khan ‘Why Do We Dance?’ documentary series Spring 2019
Former International Dance Day Message Author Akram Khan has announced a new documentary series to be broadcast this April; an in-depth and up-close exploration of the motivations, provocations and stimulations that make the human race dance.
The series launches to European viewers via Sky Arts on International Dance Day (29th April 2019). Khan takes viewers on a global journey through the most dynamic, seductive and influential dance forms of our time, and profiles the artists redefining the art form for modern audiences.
Lia Karavia’s Nea Smyrni Theatre Workshop Present The Little Prince
March 2019 saw Lia Karavia take her Theatre Workshop, which has previously performed at International Festivals, perform a rendition of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novel The Little Prince in Greece.
The work was adapted for the stage by Lia and the performers ranged from kindergarteners to adults.
Competition: IATC Reflections on Contemporary Chinese Theatre
The China Section of the International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC-China, Beijing) invites entries for an international competition for articles and essays, already published in English, related to contemporary Chinese theatre. Three selected winners will each receive a “Critics Award for Reflections on Contemporary Chinese Theatre,” and a monetary prize of 5000 RMB.
Entries can be either academic or journalistic. Feature articles and academic essays should be between 3500 and 6500 words, and theatre or performance reviews between 1500 and 2500 words. Writings must have been published, in print or online, in the last three years—that is, between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2018.
Please submit entries to cab(at)kalina-stefanova.com by the deadline of 1 April 2019.
The Grand ITI 70th Anniversary Celebration
We would like to express our great gratitude to all members of the ITI family that closely or remotely supported us during this Grand ITI 70th Anniversary Event in Haikou, Hainan Island, China. The theme of this celebration “Preserving Cultural Heritage – Encouraging Artistic Innovation – Creating Unity through Diversity”, was very well expressed during these 4 days of celebration. Delegates, students and artists from 60 different countries gathered to celebrate the ITI 70th Anniversary. This celebration also presented the opportunity to acknowledge the members, the colleagues, the friends, the partners and the authorities that have contributed to ITI. With this celebration in Haikou, the Year of ITI approaches its end, on a positive note. The celebration itself was full of enthusiasm for ITI and its next seventy years!
New Website from the Hungarian Centre
The Hungarian Centre of ITI are constructing a new Website – with Hungarian and English versions. It offers ample information about the theatre scene in their country. Have a look.
The Hungarian Centre also publishes a Newsletter. If you do not yet receive it, please write to lakoshanna(at)gmail.com
Happy New Year 2019
All the members of the General Secretariat of ITI wish you a very Happy New Year.
2018 – The Year of ITI - has been rich in celebrations, events, and conferences organized all over the world by ITI Centres, Cooperating members and individual ITI members. One of the highlights was the main celebration in Haikou, located on the Hainan Island in China. This main Celebration was as a tribute to all the members of the performing arts community who offered their great support to ITI and performing arts.
World Theatre Ambassadors
After introducing the first World Theatre Ambassadors during the 32nd ITI World Congress in 2008, in Madrid, and selecting key personalities from theatre all over the world in the past eight years, two new World Theatre Ambassadors were selected and presented during the Congress in Segovia. Paloma Pedrero from Spain and Philip Arnoult from USA. Paloma Pedrero has honoured ITI with their presence at the Award Ceremony. Philip Arnault was represented by William Wadsworth.
World Dance Ambassadors
In order to benefit from the invaluable and enthusiastic support of some of the world’s most highly distinguished figures of dance as well, the Executive Council of ITI has selected the first ever World Dance Ambassadors: Alicia Alonso from Cuba and Cristina Hoyos from Spain. ITI is especially honoured that the legendary dancer and dance educator Alicia Alonso has accepted to be the first World Dance Ambassador. Her presence at the Ceremony during the Congress was definitely one of the highlights of the 35th ITI World Congress in Segovia.
New Honorary Members
At the Award Ceremony after the General Assembly, new ITI Honorary Members have been presented based upon their long-lasting support and commitment to ITI.
Christina BABOU-PAGOURELI, Greece
Emilya CACHAPERO, USA
Ann Mari ENGEL, Sweden
Cecile GUIDOTE ALVAREZ, Philippines
Christoph HAERING, Switzerland
Nicole LECLERCQ, Belgium
György LENGYEL, Hungary
Henrik NEUBAUER, Slovenia
Yoko ODAGIRI, Japan
Marcio SOUZA, Brazil
Abhi SUBHEDI, Nepal
The Grand ITI 70th Anniversary Celebration
We hope everything is going fine with you, and we hope you have received the invitation letters or/and hotel confirmation for the Grand ITI 70th Anniversary Celebration in Hainan which we sent to you last month (IF YOU HAVEN’T, PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATLEY: info(at)iti-worldwide.org)
“Since the date of the event is approaching, please start with your visa process as soon as possible. You cannot do your visa on arrival or before your departure at the airport. You need to do it beforehand in your country. According to the previous experiences of the visa application for the international guests, guests who apply for the visa in different embassies/consulates/visa centres may be required for different documents. If you are asked to provide additional documents not provided by ITI (e.g. special visa letter from local authority, etc.), please inform us right away and we will try our best to help.
Also, we are now working on airport pickup and drop off arrangements: it would be appreciated if you can share with us your confirmed flight information (including the terminals), so we can make the arrangements accordingly. Please send us the info before 25 October 2018. After that, we will not be able to arrange it anymore.
Call for videos / pictures of the 70th Anniversary Celebrations
In order to publicise the anniversary of ITI and showcase the fine work its members do, we are hoping to make a commemorative video. One special facet of the video will be a summary of the events the ITI Centres and Members organized this year as part of the 70th Anniversary, as we feel it would bring the video to life. For that, we simply ask the Centres and Members to send us a video - no more than 25-30 seconds long – or pictures about their activities for the 70th Anniversary of the International Theatre Institute.
Announcing the dates for the IAPAR International Theatre Festival 2018
The IAPAR International Theatre Festival 2018 will happen from 11 to 18 November 2018. It 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 step towards a sustained effort in curating a festival with a purpose of bringing innovative performances in which ‘Actors’ are at the centre. The focus of the festival would hence revolve around the ‘Actor’ taking centre stage.
Educational Event: Scènes émergentes en Afrique (Emerging stages in Africa)
The Educational Event “Scènes émergentes en Afrique” is one of the key events of the ITI 70th Anniversary in 2018. The event will be held in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) from 21 to 30 September 2018. It is co-organized by the Burkina Faso Centre of ITI and the ITI African Regional Council. The event will include workshops and lectures on different topics, round-table discussions on social theatre and how to bring art to people, performances and the ITI 70th Anniversary Celebration Party. The Event aims to contribute to the strengthening of the artistic, technical and managerial capacities of performing artists in Africa and thus facilitate their access to the world stage. It is also a great opportunity for performing artists and educators from all over the world to gather and exchange ideas. For more information please contact: mandehama(at)gmail.com or cb_iit(at)yahoo.fr
On stage Korea in 2019
On Stage Korea is a programme sponsored by the Korean Cultural Service of Washington, which is designed to introduce the performing arts of Korea to American society while providing a stage for the performers to the artists. Washington Korean Cultural Service is recruiting promising artists and art groups that will perform on stage from 16 July to 7 September 2019. Selected artists will be given opportunities to perform in co-sponsored venues in Washington DC. The contest is open to artists who can exhibit excellent works that include topics and materials related to Korean culture, such as music, dance, drama, traditional arts, and pantomime performances. If you would like to apply, please apply online through the Korea Cultural Service before 7 September 2018.
First jubilee programme of the Macedonian Center of ITI
The 1st Jubilee (1948-2018) programme of the Macedonian Center ITI, in collaboration with the Macedonian Opera and Ballet as well as Festival Skopsko Leto 2018, happened on 3 July 2018. The performance “Metamorphoses” by Ivana Kocevska has been shown to the audience. Here is the description of it: “The thought gives an impulse for the movement process to begin. The body creates the sound. The movement materializes the music, and dance creates its form”.
Award of Nube Sandoval And Bernardo Rey
Nube Sandoval And Bernardo Rey, Directors Of Theatre Cenit – were awarded by the National Association of Theatre Critics (ANCT) and Catarsi-Theatres of Diversity (European Review) on the 12th December 2017, in Rome, Italy.
The award ceremony, established by the European review "Catarsi-Theatres of Diversities" directed by Vito Minoia, was held on 12 December 2017 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome as part of the prestigious initiative of the Critics Award organised by the National Association of Theatre Critics presided by Giulio Baffi, on the occasion of the opening day of the Europa Theatre Prize.
A Tryout Workshop: Evaluating a New Play as a Theatrical Text
This tryout workshop in the context of the Analogio Festival, in Athens 2018, is a new way of exposing an unknown dramatic text, not merely as literary drama, but as a live theatrical text, open to variable interpretations and conceptions, both on the verbal level – subject to various translations (in case of a foreign play) – and on the staging level – recognizing several directing and acting approaches, including inter-cultural and multi-media. In this manner, the merits of the play, not merely as reading material, but as a holistic actable piece that evokes interactive relations with several possibilities to interpret will be explored. In a world in which not only material goods and information travel fast, but also cultural assets, it is important to test the universal value of a play, its capability to be adapted to differing cultural contexts of production and reception. For more information and to register please click here or contact: gkenar(at)tauex.tau.ac.il.
The deadline is end of June.
Contemporary German Theatre Playwrights (2010/2017)
On 12 June 2018, in Skopje, at Kino Kultura, The Macedonian FYROM Center of ITI in collaboration with Goethe Institut Skopje is hosting talented and one of the most significant playwright from Hamburg, Germany – Ms. Ulrike Syha. Syha will give a lecture titled “Who is the author?” - Recent Trends in Contemporary German Theatre and will provide an overview of recent trends in German contemporary theatre (2010-2017), using both video and text-based examples. It will introduce influential voices from the fields of written drama, devised theatre, and other types of text production, offering insights into related debates. After the lecture she will express her approach in the workshop “Who Am I, The Author?”- Writing Strategies and Challenges in Contemporary Theatre. The workshop is aimed at playwrights at the start of their careers. She will discuss the challenges and hazards of contemporary playwriting, including changing types of authorship and their impact on the position of the author in theatre.
This project is as part of the programme Poor Little Rich Drama and is organized by Ass. Prof. Ph.D Ivanka Apostolova – Head of Macedonian Centre FYROM of International Theatre Institute with the support of the Goethe Institut Skopje.
Third IAPAR International Theatre Festival 2018
The International Association for Performing Arts and Research is happy to announce the Call for Participation in the third IAPAR International Theatre Festival 2018.
The IAPAR International Theatre Festival 2018 will feature performances from across the globe, master-classes, as well as formal and informal interactions between artists from India and elsewhere. This festival is a step towards a sustained effort in curating a festival with a purpose of bringing innovative performances to the city where an ‘Actor’ will be at the centre. The focus of the festival would hence revolve around the ‘Actor’ taking Centre stage.
This festival will take place in Pune, India in November 2018. The deadline for submitting an application is 27th March 2018. Send an email to iapar.festival(at)gmail.com for the detailed application form.
World Theatre Day 2018
The General Secretariat is now working on the World Theatre Day Celebration that will take place on Tuesday 27 March at the UNESCO buildings in Paris. The selected message authors will be announced very soon on the ITI website, and the messages and Message Authors information will be sent out to all ITI Centres and Cooperating Members very soon.
We invite all of you to share with us how you plan to celebrate World Theatre Day so that we can add it to the virtual map on the websites.
Please send information about the location, the programme and the date of the celebration, together with a picture to news(at)iti-worldwide.org
Last Reminder: International festival of Theatre and Other Performing Arts
The ITI Centre of the Congo Republic is opening on the organization of the first edition of the
FITAAS (International festival of Theatre and Other Performing Arts), that will happen from 27 to 31 March 2018. For this
upcoming festival, they are looking for theatre companies from Europe, Maghreb, West Africa and two from Central Africa.
The file to be provided for any theatre company that wishes to participate must include:
• the biography of the author, the director, the actors (along with an ID photo for each);
• the synopsis of the show and the creative process;
• a stage photo;
• the technical sheet with precision for the sound and light requirements;
• a video capture of the show;
• the presentation of the company (indicating the name, the date of creation, the number of productions made, the complete address, ...).
The number of members of the troupe (comedians, directors and technicians) must not exceed five (05).
Please send your file no later than 01 February 2018 to: iticongobrazza(at)yahoo.fr or ylewalet(at)gmail.com.
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.
2018 – The Year of ITI – 70th Anniversary of the International Theatre Institute
The team of the General Secretariat wishes you a happy festive season and all the best for this special upcoming year during which we will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of ITI. The whole 2018 will be the Year of ITI – meaning ITI and its members are able to celebrate ITI from 1 January to 31 December with celebration, ceremonies, festivals, conference and more. This was decided by the General Assembly during the 35th ITI World Congress in Segovia/Spain.
The General Secretariat has created a logo in English, French and Spanish that is for use for all the Centres and Cooperating Members to join the celebration of the 70th Anniversary. Please ask for the logo in your language for your event and send us the information about your event. If you are planning an event for which you would like to have international participation, please get in touch with the General Secretariat for promoting it and for helping you with the participation of international guests from ITI. Conctact: info@iti-worldwide.
2018 is the year of ITI. Let´s celebrate it, include artists and audiences, and increase the visibility of ITI.
International Festival of Theatre and Puppets
From 2 November to 2 December 2017, the 16th edition of the International Festival of Theatre
and Puppets of Ouagadougou (FITMO) will be held successively in Burkina Faso, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo and Niger, under
the theme “sustainable human development”. Created in 1989 by the Burkinabé Centre of the International Theatre Institute
in partnership with the Union of Dramatic Ensembles of Ouagadougou (UNEDO), this festival became, after 28 years of
continuous activities, a reference in the African cultural agenda. The 2017 edition of FITMO will bring together around
40 African and European artistic companies from Ouagadougou (theatre, puppets, dance, music, storytelling, etc.),
professional meetings, training workshops, and a symposium. The festival will continue after this first stage in the other
four countries in a dynamic artistic collaboration.
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.
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.
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.
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 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)supsi.ch or silviana.vogt(at)supsi.ch
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)swipnet.se and octavian_saiu(at)yahoo.com before 21 April 2017.
Punto Cadeneta Punto
Umbral Teatro is organizing the second version of PUNTO CADENETA PUNTO (Encuentro Iberoamericano de Dramaturgia) to be held in Bogota, Brazil, from 1 to 8 December. It will be a week in which playwrights, actors, directors, musicians and writers meet to celebrate and discuss Dramaturgy, with workshops, colloquiums, lectures, dramatic readings, etc. Attendees will consist of theatre professionals from all over America, which shows the importance of Punto Cadeneta Punto as a prestigious space for meetings and high-level training, and show it to be a key contributor to the development of dramaturgy in the region.
Twenty playwrights from six countries - Colombia, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Spain - will be attending.
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, in Spain from 14 to 22 July 2017
From 14 to 16 July there will be a Theatre School Festival, General Assembly and Opening Ceremony is on 17 July. Closing Ceremony 22 July.
More detailed information soon.
We are happy to announce that SWEDSTAGE, the Swedish showcase for performing arts in Stockholm will take place from 23rd to 25th October 2016.
For more information please visit: www.swedstage.se
The 56th International Theatre Festival MESS will take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Festival will be held from September 30th to October 9th, 2016. It will consist of 23 performances from 16 countries, and include a thought-provoking side program. For further information, feel free to contact the Protocol and Event Manager Dajana Gurda at : dajana(at)mess.ba
Executive Council Meeting
The Executive Council of ITI met in Ljubljana from June 4th to June 5th 2016 for its 143rd Session. The Executive Council decided that the 35th ITI World Congress will happen in 2017. The date and location will be publicized as soon as a decision has been made.
“Gurdjieff and Contemporary Culture” project
The “Gurdjieff and Contemporary Culture” project is the initiative of Stichting Caucasus Foundation (SCF) and Fico Ballet together with international partners (ITI Georgian Centre), (SCF in past was organizer of international conference and publication in 2007 “Gurdjieff in Tiflis”).
Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts
On July 15th 2016 : Opening of the Information Centre of the Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts in Moscow, Russia
The Raykin Higher Education Institution of Moscow has been appointed as the Information Centre" of the ITI / UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts.
On 15th July this was celebrated with a Press Conference in Moscow.
Fore more information about the Network, please contact: Dimitry Trubotchkin, trubotchkin(at) gmail.com, or Chen Zhongwen, chen.zhongwen(at) iti-worldwide.org
In July 2016, the Maoundoh-Culture Theatre (Themacult), N’Djamena, Chad, celebrated the 27th year since its creation. Happy anniversary!
Contact : Vangdar Dorsouma, themacult(at)yahoo.fr
Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin
The International Literature Festival Berlin (ilb) calls on all individuals, institutions and media that care about democracy to participate in a worldwide reading of selected texts for Democracy and against Populism, on 7 September 2016 >> More information please visit www.worldwide-reading.com
Call for Collaboration with the Theatre Department of Universidade de Estado do Amazonas
The situation in Brazil and Manaus not only hit culture, but also arts education. The teachers and students of the Theatre Department of Universidade de Estado do Amazonas were extremely disappointed that the workshop programme of the Congress did not happen. They need your support. Please write to the leader, Annie Martins, from the Universidad de Estado do Amazonas, if you see any possibility of offering a workshop. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
12th edition of the Shakespeare Festival in Yerevan
This year from 22nd to October 28th 2016, the Armenian Centre of ITI will organize the 12th edition of the Shakespeare Festival in Yerevan. The festival will be opened with an international project of the Dramatic Theatre Committee of ITI “The Tempest”.
All ITI Members are invited to join the festival as participants with their Shakespeare performances.
You can send the brief information about your theatre company and the synopsis of the play, along with the link to video of the play to sitfarmenia(at)yahoo.com till August 15th 2016. The results will be announced on August 20th 2016.
The Music Theatre NOW Network of ITI is announcing the winners and special mentions of the 2015 Music Theatre NOW Competition.
The Mexican Centre of ITI UNESCO announces the “XXVIII Encouentro Nacional de los Amantes del Teatro”, del 08 al 31 de ene 2016.
Dance Symposium during the ITI World Congress
The International Dance Committee IDC is organizing a Dance Symposium during the 35th ITI World Congress. The theme of the symposium is: “Dancing in the Body of Nature”. IDC is looking for contemporary dance performances, lectures and workshops. Deadline: 10 February 2016 (If you are interested, ask Machi Lindahl if you can submit the details later. email@example.com (President of the International Dance Committee IDC).
The Importance of Regional Councils
Regional Councils are important for the development of ITI. They are regional collaboration body that enables for the Centres and Cooperating Members of the region to exchange information, to coordinate activities and projects, to help each other by showing “best practices” and to scout for new Centres in the region. That is why the Executive Council, its president and vice-presidents plan to organize regional councils in the near future, preferably before the ITI World Congress.
The Arab Regional Council happenend on February 23, in Fujairah
The Regional Council for Asia / Pacific is planned for 28 March, after the World Theatre Day celebration in Guangzhou / China, by the Chinese Centre of ITI. The European Regional Council is planned to happen at the end of March or beginning of May in Lecce / Italy, on the initiative of the Italian Centre of ITI. The African Centres meet regularly and the Centres of the Americas (North, South and Central America) might meet before the Congress as well.
Relocation of ITI Headquarters to Shanghai and the ITI Office at UNESCO
Moving from Paris to Shanghai.First of all I would like to clarify that we still have an office at UNESCO. We moved from the UNESCO Office of ITI into a smaller (and cheaper) office space in the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Bonvin Building, Room 9.44. The address is the same: UNESCO, 1 Rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France. This is still the official address of ITI. ITI still is registered in France. The office is used when the members of the General Secretariat are in Paris for meetings or for the International Dance Day in April this year.
Account in France: All the contributions of the ITI Centres and Cooperating Members go, to keep it simple, to the same account as usual, Société Générale.
The relocation of the General Secretariat to Shanghai is now completed. After sending all the material to Shanghai, handing over the archive of ITI to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France BNF where the information is easily accessible to all interested persons such as ITI Members, academics and students from all over the world, etc., emptying the old office spaces and moving the furniture and materials needed in France to the new office, ITI officially was welcomed by the Shanghai Municipality, the Shanghai Theatre Academy and the Jing´an District in a provisory office at the beginning of April.
The Development of the New Team in Shanghai
As you were informed in March the Paris staff do no longer work for ITI. This meant that a new team in Shanghai had to be built up.
CHEN Zhongwen was the first staff that was employed for the General Secretariat, in April. Originally from Shanghai, she lived in France for 8 years. She did her master degree in education in France. Before she left to France she worked in Xinhua News Agency Shanghai Branch and afterwards established a private school in Shanghai. That means she is well acquainted with the procedures in China, and a very good asset for ITI. The participants of the last Congress met her there as a photographer. She has the post of Assistant of the DG / Director for Collaborations. She also is responsible for the Accounts, Budget and Collaboration with the Shanghai Theatre Academy and the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing. She speaks Chinese, English and French. Email: chen.zhongwen(at)iti-worldwide.org
TANG Yiming is a Chinese staff. He holds the post as ITI Establishing Officer. He work for different organizations connected with the performing arts, and a event management agency. For ITI he is helping to establish the organization, takes care of new international staff when they arrive in Shanghai, translates from Chinese to English and English to Chinese at events and at meetings. He started to work in autumn last year. info(at)iti-worldwide.org
GUO Ping is a Chinese staff. She is well versed in accounting and purchasing and is doing all the thousand things that have to be done with dealing with finances, receipts, accounting, and all the regulations that are legally mandatory for finances and purchases. She worked for different big companies and organizations before she joined ITI mid-2015. She speaks Chinese and is currently improving her English. Email: guo.ping(at)iti-worldwide.org
Malory DOMECYN es from France. She is the ITI Communications Officer and just started working for ITI, part time, after her return from Hong Kong to Shanghai. She did two master degrees one in United Kingdom and one in France. She started working in Shanghai and then in Hong Kong. She is doing translations from English to French and is currently introduced in part of the huge communication tasks that ITI has to develop for being a highly professional world organization for the performing arts. Email: malory.domecyn(at)iti-worldwide.org