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53th Maribor Theatre FestivalBrimming with challenge and the poetics of the senses, the oldest and the most prominent theatre festival in Slovenia has always been the scene of exciting arguments, new insights and unexpected reversals. The festival consists of several thematic programs, including Slovenian theatre performances in competition program and international program. Prizes are given for best artistic achievements, the most prestigious prize is the Borštnik Ring, awarded by a special jury to a deserving Slovenian actor for his/her life’s work. The festival has recently evolved into an international event: international symposia, and foreign guests, producers and performances are obvious signs that it is confronting European and global theater scene.
This year, in its 53th edition, festival brings 10 slovenian performances in competition programme, all part of slovenian showcase and surtitled to English for international audiences, further 11 performances in accompanying programme, among them two performances by italian theatre poet Pippo Delbono Company, including his last one - La Gioia. Among many other events for audiences and theatre professionals festival will host special event, dedicated to 70th ITI Worldwide Anniversary The Challenges of Artistic Freedom.
Festival welcomes artistic directors, festival curators, theatre critics and journalists and theatre professionals to Maribor: from 15th to 28th october 2018, with showcase starting on 20th october 2018. Additional informations: https://www.borstnikovo.si/en/news, contact for showcase guests: mojca.kolar(at)borstnikovo.si
The 4th International Experimental Theatre Festival, in Hanoi (Vietnam), 2019The Vietnamese Centre of ITI organizes an International Experimental Theatre Festival every third year. In 2019, the 4th Festival will be held in October in Hanoi. Artistic groups and individuals from all over the world are invited to apply for it. This festival will be a good opportunity to share and exchange theatrical experiences, and to renew and strengthen relationships with local and international artists, which should help with professional improvement, cultural and artistic development as well as international integration. >>For more information please click here.
>>To apply please click here.
The deadline for applications is 30 May 2019.
HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival 2019 in Yerevan (Armenia)The organizers are glad to announce that registration for the HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival, which will take place from 1 to 10 October 2019 in Yerevan, Armenia, is now open. 2019 will be the 17th edition of HIGH FEST which is the main festival in the territory of the former USSR Countries. The application deadline is 15 March 2019. For more information, please contact: highfest(at)gmail.com. >>To apply please click here.
Master class by Antatoli VassilievThe Master class by Antatoli Vassiliev, will take place at ARTA in Paris, from 10 to 19 December 2018. Ion, ou l’art du rhapsode. La présence et l’absence (Ion, or the art of the rhapsodist. Presence and Absence). The master class will be held in Russian, with simultaneous translation to French by Natalia Isaeva. The purpose of this internship is to initiate the art of rhapsody, with the aim of getting actors and actresses to master it in their own practice. How to proceed? What techniques? Which paths to take? How to practice?
>>For more information please click here.
The Next Macedonian FYROM Centre - ITI UNESCO 70 Years Jubilee (1948-2018)We are happy to announce - The next Macedonian FYROM Centre - ITI UNESCO 70 Years Jubilee (1948-2018) in collaboration with Oliver Micevski's theatre company and Théâtre de Cannes - Théâtre Alexandre III. The premiere will take place in Cannes on 26 January 2019. The description: A snowstorm in a heatwave. A mysterious package delivered forty-two years late. A young man who speaks the poetry of the Gods. And a girl who can fly. Something strange is happening in Havana. Roland Schimmelpfennig’s Cuban fantasia imagines a family gripped by a miracle and a neighborhood unsure of its future, seduced by dreams of the past. For more information please click >>here or >>here.
Teatr ZAR in Bouffes du Nord TheatreTheatre from the merge of music and movement. Their main expression and act on stage is singing. We can say that we emerge and lose in musical action, and the genre we create is a contemporary musical drama - says Jarosław Fret, director of Teatr Zar from Wrocław (Poland) The form of the spectacle as a musical drama may be something new for the French viewer. Although the cast is international, no language is required. The performance interacts with the audience through the sound and image directly on feelings. The theaters based on a song and movement, on a mastering the voice and the body are specific to Polish culture and take their roots from the achievements of Jerzy Grotowski.
Wednesday 12 December at 8.30 pm – Anamnesis
Thursday 13 December and Friday 14 December at 8.30 pm - Medeas. On Getting Across
Friday 14 December at 5.30 pm – Akropolis
Saturday 15 December at 3.30 pm - Medeas. On Getting Across
>>For more information please click here or contact: jtabisz(at)grotowski-institute.art.pl
Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in “Performing Arts Practice in Conflict Zones” at Accademia Teatro DimitriWe are pleased to inform you that Accademia Teatro Dimitri (Switzerland) is offering a new course of study. In a globalized world in which the consequences of violence, war, and discrimination have become an integral part of our lives, politics is created with angst, demarcation, and isolation determining everyday life. The CAS Performing Arts Practice in Conflict Zones offers an opportunity to open new spaces of reflection and action.
The CAS is developed in collaboration with the Goethe Institute North Iraq and the Swiss Center of ITI. It is aimed at professional artists from Europe as well as from the Kurdish areas in Iraq and Syria who want to bring their performing arts practice in local and international conflict and crisis zones. For further information and inscription please check: http://accademiadimitri.ch (Education/ Advanced Studies)
Salon of Theatrical Book in MadridThe Croatian Centre of ITI participated at the Salon of Theatrical Book in Madrid organized by the Spanish Association of dramaturges (Autoras y Autores de Teatro – AAT), the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport and the Spanish Dramatic Centre (Centro Dramático Nacional, CDN). Croatia was represented by Željka Turčinović, president of the Croatian Centre of ITI, playwrights Tena Štivičić and Ivor Martinić, and Nikolina Židek, the translator. For this program the Croatian Centre of ITI presented a publication of Teatro Croata in Spanish language with play “Three winters” by Tena Štivičić.
>>For more information please click here.
Call for Articles for the World of TheatreWe are happy to announce that the next edition of The World of Theatre (English version) will be brought out in May 2019. The World of Theatre reflects the collective effort of all the ITI Centres worldwide. For the 14th time we will offer such an essential item of information and promotion for ITI. We hope that, with active participation on the part of your centre, it will be the broadest possible survey of contemporary world theatre. ITI Centres are requested to nominate their contributors for the new edition as soon as possible, so that they can commence to collect materials on the theatre seasons 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 which will be covered in the new volume. If it is not possible to cover three seasons, you are welcome to write on two seasons, preferably the last two. >>The requirements for the book are summarized here. Please make sure to >>read the editorial guidelines here.
Final articles must be delivered by 15 December 2018 to Ramendu Majumdar and Alfira Arslanova at: ramendu(at)expressionsltd.com and alfira.arslanova(at)gmail.com
Call for submission of proposals by theatre groups or individuals for the 2019 International Festival of Ancient Greek DramaThe Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cyprus Centre of ITI and the Cyprus Tourism Organization, announce the opening of the submission of proposals by Cypriot theatre groups or individuals and theatre groups, or individuals not residing in Cyprus, for participating in the 23rd edition of the “International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama”, which will be held during July 2019 (from the 1 to 31 July), in Cyprus. The aim of the Festival is to present performances of ancient Greek drama which project the specific nature of ancient drama, based on the original text of the tragedians and comedians of Greek antiquity. The performances are presented in open-air amphitheatres, such as the Ancient Odeon in Paphos, the Curium Ancient Theatre in Limassol and the “Skali” Amphitheatre in Aglantzia, Nicosia. The theatre groups or individuals expressing interest in submitting a proposal for participating in the “2019 International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama”, should submit their proposal using the form, which is available at the Festival’s website: www.greekdramafest.com. The deadline is 10 December 2018. >>To read the full call please click here.
New CentreWe are happy to welcome a new Centre into the ITI family – it is a probably a surprise to many ITI members. After the disappearance of French Centre in 2000 and many attempts to reopen a Centre in France. So finally, we owe our thanks to the initiative of Jean-Charles Birotheau and Joël-Maxime Ghienne, the President and General Secretary of the newly established French Centre, which was approved by the Executive Council at the last session.
The French Centre of ITI is committed to developing the performing arts in France and abroad. Its main objective is to encourage international exchanges in the field of knowledge and practices in theatrical expression and dance. >>For more information please click here.
World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT/ITIYou have also the chance to apply for participation in the experimental programme of “Quantum Pedagogy – Althattheatre” that will happen from 23 April to 14 Mai 2019 in Sestola, Italy. Dr. Jurij Alschitz has developed a project of artistic self-education, which follows the idea of a holistic Theatre. Together with his European Team of Teachers, he will open new paths to discover your identity as a unique artist – a unique particle of the Theatre as a Whole. >>For more information, please click here.
9th National Dance Competition with the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Argentinian Council of DanceThe Argentine Dance Council, Cooperating Member of ITI, is happy to share with you the celebration of its 40th anniversary that happen on 3 September. The 9th National Dance Competition “Consejo Argentino de la Danza Paloma Herrera Award” began with a preselection of 300 applicants in different regions of Argentina by a jury appointed and sent by the CAD (in March). Then, the 1st round through videos also selected by another jury (in July). The 2nd and 3rd round live presentation in Buenos Aires city (in September). The total number of participants was 33 (19 classical dance and 13 in contemporary dance). The Honorary Jury was chaired by Mistress Paloma Herrera Colón Theatre Ballet Director, Mistress Susan Jones from the ABT New York, Andrea Chinetti Director San Martín Theatre, Norma Binaghi San Martín Contemporary Workshop. >>To see the picture please click here.
Theatre Record 2019For nearly forty years, Theatre Record has chronicled the British stage through its ongoing cumulation of the reviews of the leading national critics. Published fortnightly, it has established itself as the essential reference for anyone wanting in-depth information on UK productions and their makers, from the West End to the Fringe and beyond to regional theatres all over the country. It is read worldwide and treasured by researchers and students, actors and agents, producers and directors, theatregoers and enthusiasts, not least by the critics themselves. Having offered a digital subscription for the first time in 2018, the Record will be going fully digital in 2019. This does not mean an end to printed versions, but it does mean that all subscribers will in future be able to enjoy many more features of the new-style journal at no extra cost. >>For more info please click here.
ITI Inter-Europe Artist Exchange ProgrammeThe Committee for Emerging Artists (ITI NEAP) have been busy over the last few months working on projects all over the world. One of these has been the inaugural ITI Inter-Europe Artist Exchange Programme. After ITI Centres agreed to participate in the project, they were paired together in January via a draw and have since been working together to arrange to send emerging artists to their partnering countries for a short artistic residency. The aim is to give emerging artists the opportunity to create original work in a different cultural landscape from that which they're used to, and to give Centres around Europe the opportunity to strengthen ties and work together on a continent-wide project. The pairings are United Kingdom-Greece, Macedonia FYROM-Italy-Russia, and Switzerland-Slovenia. The dates of the exchanges can be found in the image below. So far, the artists selected to represent each country are as follows: United Kingdom: Adam Wheeler; Macedonia FYROM: Gorjan Milosevski; Slovenia: Dorian Silec and Switzerland: Stefanie Bölzli & Robert Diaz.
For more updates on ITI NEAP's activities and to read interviews with each of the selected artists, please like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NEAPofITI/ or for more information about the project, please email the project coordinator Fin Ross Russell at fin(at)islandlifeproductions.com
Open Call for theatre schools and Boal's technique Artists for the 13rd edition of Meeting of Theatre Schools - Ret ColombiaThe 13th edition of Meeting of Theatre Schools - Ret Colombia will be held from 16 to 19 October in Bogota, Colombia. This year´s subject is: The actor as a producer of himself. There will be an academic part, including Forums and discussions about social condition of artist, their training and education, the laws that affect the profession, management and futures challenges for actors as well as a discussion board. This event will also include a practical part, consisting of scenic exercises related to the topic of the day, that will happen each afternoon, guided by an expert in Boal's technique. The workshops groups will be composed of a maximum of 20 students from different institutions. Each exercise will last a maximum of 10 minutes. >>For more information, please check the call here or write to retcolombiaoficial(at)gmail.com.
International Dance Day 2018The 2018 International Dance Day Ceremony was held in the Grand Theatre of Alicia Alonso in Havana, Cuba, on 29 April. It is the first time that the main ceremony of IDD has been held in Cuba, a land full of dance spirit. The Ceremony was co-organized by the Cuban Centre of International Theatre Institute ITI, Consejo Nacional de las Artes Escenicas of Cuba, and the General Secretariat of ITI. During the Ceremony the five message authors of 2018 IDD were all present and read their messages on-stage. The ITI World Dance Ambassador Alicia Alonso was also present at the Ceremony; her message for the 2018 IDD event was delivered by Dani Hernandez, dancer of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba. To read the full report of the event please click here. To see pictures from the event please click here.
2018 – The Year of ITI – 70th Anniversary of the International Theatre InstituteCreation of a Special Calendar on the ITI Websites
Please let us know if you are organizing a Celebration event or if you are organizing festivals, conferences, workshops, seminars, a showcase, etc. that are part of ITI´s 70th Anniversary celebrations.
Please send the information well in advance to info(at)iti-worldwide.org so that we can put it on the ITI Website and make the ITI members aware. >>Please click here to see the map.
2018 is the year of ITI. Let´s celebrate it, including both artists and audiences, and increase the visibility of ITI.
Anniversary Logo in your language
As mentioned before, the General Secretariat offers the ITI Centres the opportunity to create the logo in their native language(s). If you want the logo, please send an email to info(at)iti-worldwide.org and attach a Word file with the text in your language.
World Theatre Day 2018The World Theatre Day 2018 Celebration, as part of the 70th ITI Anniversary, took place at the main UNESCO hall in Paris and was a great success, receiving many plaudits from the Parisian and International audience. The 5 Message Authors, being 5 esteemed theatre personalities from the 5 UNESCO regions, offered plenty of food for thought through the reading of their messages on stage. To see the pictures of the event, please click here. To read the event report, please click here.
70th Anniversary of ITI commemoration at The World Theatre Festival Art CarnuntumCarnuntum was the first city to receive the European Heritage Seal and, under the direction of its founder, Piero Bordin, Art Carnuntum has become a centre of contemporary exploration of the classical cultural heritage of Europe. Ideals, fates and values that have been inspiring people all over the world for more than 2000 years have been performed at this historic site by, among others, the Royal National Theatre London, La MaMa Theater New York, Piccolo Teatro di Milano - Teatro d'Europa, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Suzuki Company of Toga, A Taganka Theatre Moscow, Theater National du Luxembourg, Croatian National Theatre Split, The Roma Theatre Pralipe, the Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico Rom-Syracuse, and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. In collaboration with Art Carnuntum, Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour returned to the Roman Amphitheatre to perform The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night from 29 June to 1 July 2018. The performances were dedicated to the principles set out at the founding of the International Theatre Institute, in particular, working towards a society without any barriers, especially for performing artists all over the world, by creating platforms for international exchange. >>For more information please click here to read the full article.
New Centre and Cooperating MemberITI is proud to welcome among his members, a new Centre as well as a new Cooperating Member:
Association des artistes de théâtre malagasy AATM / Malagasy Artists Theatre Associatioon MATALot S.I.A.E. 17 Bis – Ambondrona 101 Antananarivo
President: Andriambatosoa Rajohnson RAVALOSON
>>For more information please click here
Cage Compagnie (Cage Cie)
10b rue jeanne d'arc, 94160 SAINT-MANDE
+336 42 74 19 55
Director : Amandine AUDINOT
Call for Candidature for the 36th ITI World Congress in 2020The Executive Council of ITI and the General Secretariat of ITI is launching an open call to find a host for the 36th ITI World Congress in 2020. Please click here to read the >>call in English, >>here in French, and >>here in Spanish. Please click here to download the document to fill out if you are >>interested to hold the ITI World Congress 2020 in English, >>here in French and >>here in Spanish. Those documents contain the main issues so that a Centre, a Cooperating Member, or a partner which has an interest can evaluate whether the process of applying to host the 36th ITI World Congress should be started. Please get in touch with the Director General of ITI if you think about hosting the next Congress so that your questions can be answered. The deadline to get in touch with the General Secretariat is 30 June. The deadline for the application is 10 September 2018.
World Performing Arts Festival in VietnamUnfortunately, the festival cannot be done as planned in 2018 due to different reasons, prime among them finances. As the festival and event calendar for the second half 2018 - The Year of ITI - 70th Anniversary of ITI is quite full, Le Quy Duong is planning to hold such a festival in 2019. As soon as there is news about when and where, there will be information in this newsletter. For further information please get in touch with Le Quy Duong directly.
Swedstage 2018From 21 to 24 October 2018 Swedstage are welcoming programmers and presenters from around the world to Stockholm. Swedstage is the opportunity to see and experience the very best of Swedish performing arts for children, youth and adults. During three days in Stockholm, attendees will be able to see exclusively selected Swedish performances, and tour the city. This is open to an international audience. You can find a presentation of the performances at www.swedstage.se. The registration fee for Swedstage is 400 Euro. The fee includes three nights of accommodation in Stockholm, breakfast, lunch and dinner and free entrance to all productions and other events. With the support from the Swedish Institute, the possibility of covering the registration fee and travel costs for some participants can be offered. If you wish to apply for this subsidy, please send your name, organization, country and a short personal statement as to why funding is applicable to you (500 words maximum) to info(at)scensverige.se
International Theatre FestivalsThe Dramatic Arts Centre of Iran (DAC) is pleased to inform that there are some international activities which are going to take place in Iran (2018-2019):
• The 3th International Street Theatre Festival in Marivan from 1 to 5 September 2018. The deadline for submission is 1 August 2018
• The 25th International Children and Adolescents Theatre Festival on November 2018. The deadline for submission is 30 September 2018.
• The 37th Fadjr International Theatre Festival (for all genres) on February 2019. The deadline for submission is 1 December 2018.
For those three Festivals, the Dramatic Arts Centre of Iran is calling for performances. Please send them the attached application form by the deadline of your interested festival. The selection committee will announce the accepted international performances through the international affairs office of the Dramatic Arts Centre of Iran; You can send your application by email to the Director of International Affairs Office, Dr. Saeed Asadi: dramatic.artcenter.iran(at)gmail.com. >>Please click here to download the application form.
ITI PanelsPanels 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.
Network for Higher Education in the Performing ArtsThe ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts is a Network that follows the rules and guidelines of UNITWIN, a programme of the Education Sector of UNESCO, intended to twin academia with UNESCO and support UNESCO to reach their goals. The ITI/UNESCO Network is dedicated to working for the education in the performing arts and intends to follow the humanistic, educational and artistic goals of ITI and UNESCO that are formulated in the Charter of the Network. These are the activities and projects that the Network is undertaking or developing: Conferences, Student Festivals, Directory/Mapping Project, Exchange of Students and Educators, Research Projects, Books, Audio & Multimedia Publications, Exhibitions, Intangible Heritage Research & Preservation, Knowledge & Knowhow Transfer, Competitions, Awards and so on. Please get in touch with the Network if your institution is interested in joining by writing to Chen Zhongwen: chen.zhongwen(at)iti-worldwide.org or if you want to subscribe to the Newsletter of the Network by writing to: Tom Johnson: tom.johnson(at)iti-worldwide.org To read the first Newsletter of the Network for Higher Education in the performing art >>in English please click here, >>in French please click here, and >>in Spanish please click here.
Fifth National Theatre Day in PrisonWe would like to share a very interesting initiative of Vito Minoia, Board Member of the Italian Centre of ITI and President of the International University Theatre Association IUTA. The Theatre in Prison hit a new record for the fifth national day. Sixteen Italian regions were involved, 102 events and initiatives were promoted outside and inside prisons, with 56 prisons chosen to host the shows, with the participation of 58 universities, educational institutions, Offices of external penal execution, theatres, institutions and so on. Furthermore, thousands of citizens engaged in activities aimed at favouring the social reintegration of ex-prisoners through initiatives that produce a significant lowering of the risk of re-offending.
>>To read the full report please click here.
Open Call for Publications in ITI infoShort guidelines for Publications for ITI-info, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of ITI. The idea is to represent Arabian, African, Asian, European and American wonderful Faces of Theatre. Please, contribute your love and pride, your thoughts and knowledge to the joint non-commercial project. Here on pages of the magazine we meet each other again, but with a lot of necessary information to make new contacts and share new channels of collaboration. >>For more information please check the call here.
Director General Report 2014-2017The Director General’s Report (November 2014 – April 2017) is now available in English and French for download. >>Please click here to download the double-sided version.
>>Please click here to download the one-sided version, in case you want to print it
>>Please click here to download the French version
New CentreThe new UK Centre of the International Theatre Institute has been appointed by the Executive Council, reconnecting the United Kingdom with ITI after the previous Centre was closed down in 2013. The UK ITI office is at Morecambe Fringe, which is based in the West End area of Morecambe in the North West of England. The new organization plans a growing calendar of activities with partnerships all over the UK and the rest of the world where there are performing arts - and also where there are none. ITI is very excited about this new Centre and we are looking forward to our future collaborations! For more information please visit the UK Centre page on the ITI Website at: www.iti-worldwide.org/unitedkingdom.html
World Theatre AmbassadorsAfter 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 AmbassadorsIn 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 Partner OrganizationsITI is proud to welcome the following New Partner Organizations: International Music Council (IMC) More information: www.imc-cim.org, European Federation of Professional Circus Schools (FEDEC) More information: www.fedec.eu and World Mime Organization (WMO) More information: www.worldmime.org.
New Honorary MembersAt 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