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World Conference Culture and Arts Education 2024 – held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, United Arab Emirates, 13 to 15 February 2024
This pivotal occasion will bring together Culture and Education Ministers from around the world in view of adopting a Framework for Culture and Arts Education (Abu Dhabi Framework for Culture and Arts Education). The World Conference will also unite relevant UN agencies, intergovernmental-organizations and UNESCO networks and partners in the field of culture and education to share practices and innovative ideas, as well as strengthen a global alliance for culture and arts education. For more details of the event, please click here.
If you are interested in a provisional program, please click here.
UNESCO | Online Side Event at World Conference on Culture and Arts Education
“Harmonizing Heritage and Innovation: Navigating Tradition in Contemporary Arts Education”
Monday, 12 February 2024 | 14h00 – 15h30 (Paris Time) – Zoom Participation.
The Panel Discussion is organized by the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts. This side event aims to delve into the delicate balance between preserving cultural heritage and embracing innovative approaches within the realm of arts education. Click here for more detailed information.

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UNESCO | Onsite Event of UNESCO World Conference on Culture and Arts Education at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Panel Discussions: Culture and Arts Education for a Sustainable Future
Date and Time: 14 February 2024 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm, Abu Dhabi Time
The Institute for Sustainable Development/European Public Law Organization (EPLO), International Theatre Institute (ITI), and Culture for Causes Network (C4C) are honoured to announce their collaboration in organizing two pivotal panel discussions during the UNESCO World Conference on Culture and Arts Education at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Centred around the critical theme, “Culture and Arts Education for a Sustainable Future”, these panels aim to foster a dynamic and interdisciplinary dialogue, leveraging the diverse expertise of our esteemed speakers.
Panel Discussion #1 Sustainable Horizons: Charting a New Course for Cultural Institutions
Panel Discussion #2 Mobilizing the Affects and the General Audience to Sustain Sustainability
Click here for more detailed information.
Jon Fosse, Norway – World Theatre Day Message Author for 2024
The International Theatre Institute ITI is absolutely thrilled and honoured to announce Jon Fosse from Norway, eminent Norwegian writer and playwright, and 2023 Nobel Laureate in Literature, as the Author of the World Theatre Day Message for 2024.
Attachments
• World Theatre Day Message 2024 in Norwegian (original) in PDF and Word; in English (translation) in PDF and Word; en français (traduction) en PDF et Word
• Biography Jon FOSSE in English as PDF and Word; en français (traduction) en PDF et Word
• Two portrait photos by Agnete Brun (Det Norske Samlaget), which you are free to use Photo Jon FOSSE 1 (jpg) and Photo Jon FOSSE 2 (jpg)
• How to Celebrate World Theatre Day in English in PDF; en français en PDF
German Centre of ITI | Open Call: 25th International Workshop Mülheim
Application deadline: 15 February 2024
The German Centre of the International Theatre Institute ITI, together with the Mülheimer Theatertage and with the support of the Goethe-Institute, invites translators of German-language drama to an international workshop in Mülheim from 17 – 26 May, 2024 as part of the festival.
Find all the details in the Open Call in German here. Applications by email will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact f.macanda(at)iti-germany.de.
Mexican Centre of ITI | 36th National Encounter of Theater Lovers
7 January to 4 February 2024, Centro Cultural del Bosque, Mexico City, Mexico
Free entry!
The Mexican Centre of ITI is pleased to announce that the 36th National Encounter of Theatre Lovers will take place from 7 January to 4 February 2024 in Centro Cultural del Bosque, which is a cultural Centre in Mexico City. Free Entry! This three-week event attracts 31 theatre companies from all over the country.
Click here to download the programme
Click here to download the brochure.
For more information about the event, please visit the website or Facebook: iti.centromexicano
North Macedonian Centre of ITI | New eBook: Green Inversion (12 short plays)
The North Macedonian Centre of ITI is pleased to present their new eBook Green Inversion, Based on the very creative intense hands-on workshop with German theatre artists les dramaturx in Skopje and online workshop in collaboration with Macedonian authors and playwrights. Click here to know more about the publication.
Editor: Ivanka Apostolova Baskar
Organizers/Publishers: Macedonian Center ITI/PRODUKCIJA
Co-supporters: German Embassy Skopje
Partners. City Library Brakja Miladinovci-Skopje and Macedonian Ecologists Society - Skopje (collaborators-ecologists Dragan Arsov and Arta Starova).
Slovenian Centre of ITI | Thinking and Rethinking Ballet - Dialogue with Helen Pickett, USA
In 2021 The Slovenian Ballet Artists' Association and Cultural Institute Stage, the Slovenian Centre ITI under the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia launched Thinking and Rethinking Ballet a web page section and talks streamed on YouTube with esteemed ballet personalities from around the World. The talk is hosted by Tatjana AŽMAN.
The recent interview was conducted in English on 3 January 2024, with the renowned American Choreographer and Educator Helen Pickett.
Click here to watch the interview.
Click here to watch the compilation of the talks in 2023 with Jennifer HOMMANS, Szilard MACHER, Mário RADAČOVSKÝ, Gabrielle HASLINGER.
Call for Participation in the 10th Colombo International Theatre Festival – 2024 (CITF) (International Mono Drama Competition)
25 — 30 August 2024, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Application Deadline: 10 Marach 2024
The Colombo International Theater Festival, which started in 2012, is approaching its successive 10th edition. CITF 2024 will feature Mono Dramas from across the globe, formal and informal interactions between artists from Sri Lanka and abroad, towards a sustained effort in curating a festival with a purpose of bringing innovative performances to Sri Lanka. We would like to warmly invite the interested theatre groups to join hands with us in this pearl island. Any further clarification, feel free to contact us on email interactartsl(at)gmail.com
Click here to know more and apply.
Shanghai Theatre Academy | Call for Application: Belt and Road Art Talent Training Program 2024
5 – 26 June, 2024., Shanghai, China
Application deadline: 15 March, 2024
The member of the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education, the Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) is thrilled to unveil the opening of applications for the Belt and Road Art Talent Training Program 2024. This year’s programme, jointly organized by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SHCM) and Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA), under the support of the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, blends the unique strengths and disciplinary advantages of both institutions. Together, they aim to foster a brilliant future through education and enrich cultural exchanges. For comprehensive details about this exceptional program, kindly click here.
Contact Wendy Lou at staprograms(at)163.com for Admission; Contact Jiali Xu at xujialiaviva(at)qq.com for course information.
Shanghai Theatre Academy | Call for Application: Shanghai Summer School (Chinese Opera) 2024
5 – 26 June, 2024, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai, China
Application deadline: March 15, 2024
The member of the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education, the Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) is thrilled to announce the opening of applications for the Shanghai Summer School (Chinese Opera) 2024. This program has already run successfully for 12 years since 2011 and it offers three courses: Chinese opera practice, Chinese opera theories and Chinese culture. The Summer School is open for max. 20 International students.
For comprehensive details about this exceptional program, kindly click here.
If you have any questions, please contact us via staprograms(at)163.com.
Consejo Argentino de la Danza CAD | January Newsletter 2024
The Argentine Dance Council (Consejo Argentino de la Danza CAD), a Cooperating Member of ITI, is happily to share their Newsletter 2024.
>>Click here to view or download the January Newsletter of the Argentine Dance Council CAD.
Publication Asia–Pacific Channels
by World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific
Asia–Pacific Channels is the bi-annual newsletter of the World Dance Alliance Asia-Pacific (WDAAP), published by Ausdance National in collaboration with MyDance Alliance in Malaysia. It profiles dance events and activities from WDA members throughout the Asia–Pacific region.
The December 2023 edition of Asia-Pacific Channels is available. Click here to read or download.
Click here to read the previous editions.
Happy New Year 2024
Let's envision a world with people that respect cultural diversity,
that foster mutual understanding and peace
and that strongly support the arts.
The Team of the General Secretariat of ITI expresses
its deep gratitude for the support you have given to ITI worldwide
in 2023 and wishes you the very best for 2024.
Click here to view the card.
Announcing the 37th ITI World Congress in September 2024!
The 37th ITI World Congress 2024 will happen in two cities from 18 to 23 September, in Antwerp (Flemish Part of Belgium) and Den Bosch (the Netherlands)
The International Theatre Institute ITI is delighted to unveil the much-anticipated 37th ITI World Congress. This landmark event is set to make history as the first-ever Congress spanning two dynamic countries: Antwerp, Flemish Part of Belgium, and Den Bosch, The Netherlands.
Themed "Embrace and Connect," the 37th ITI World Congress aspires to bring together performing arts enthusiasts from every corner of the world.
Click here to read the full announcement.
163rd Executive Council Session
The 163rd Executive Council Session, held from 4 to 5 December 2023 in the picturesque city of Xichang, China. The meeting served as a crucial platform for important deliberations and constructive discussions. It marked the first in-person gathering following the Congress in February 2023 in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. The session proved to be a significant milestone in furthering the mission of ITI and strengthening its global network. Click here to know more.
Congo Republic Centre of ITI
7th edition of the International Festival of Theatre and Other Performing Arts (FITAAS) 2024
26 to 30 March 2024, Pointe-Noire, Congo Republic
The Congo Republic Centre of ITI is pleased to announce the official launch of the campaign for the highly anticipated 7th edition of the International Festival of Theatre and Other Performing Arts (FITAAS) and Celebration of World Theatre Day. The event is scheduled from 26 to 30 March 2024.
The first phases of the festival will be held at the Espace Culturel Yaro in Pointe-Noire on Saturday, 16 December 2023. This event will feature a captivating program of theatre, storytelling, dance, music, conference sessions, as well as a video projection showcasing extracts from the first six editions of FITAAS.
For more information and to stay updated, please feel free to contact at +242 0 6907 5538 or via email at iticongobrazza(at)yahoo.fr.
2024 International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama
Call for submission of proposals by theatre groups or individuals
The Deputy Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Cyprus, the Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute and the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, announce the opening of the submission of proposals by Cypriot theatre groups/individuals and by theatre groups/individuals not residing in Cyprus, for participating in the twenty-seventh edition of the “International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama”, which will be held from the end of June until the beginning of August 2024, in Cyprus.
The theatre groups or individuals should submit their proposals using the official application form available at the Festival’s website: www.greekdramafest.com. The deadline for submitting the proposal is January 17, 2024. Click here to read the full information.
Georgian Centre of ITI | Georgian New Theatre Festival and Showcase 2024
1 to 4 February 2024 / Tbilisi, Georgia
The Georgian Centre of ITI is thrilled to announce the inaugural edition of the Georgian New Theatre Festival and Showcase (GNTFS), taking place from 1 to 4 February 2024 in the vibrant city of Tbilisi, Georgia. This exceptional event is partnership with the Georgian Centre of International Theatre Institute ITI, European Festival Association EFFE South Caucasus Hub, Arts Research Institute of Georgia.
Click here to know more detailed information about the festival.
Invitation for Silk Road Cultural Hub - Culture, Wine and Technologies Cities Platform - First Meeting 2024, Georgia
4 to 8 February 2024, Marneuli, Sagarejo, and Tbilisi
The Georgian Centre of ITI is delighted to present the Silk Road Cultural Hub - Culture, Wine and Technologies Cities Platform project, along with an invitation to participate in its inaugural meeting. The meeting is scheduled to take place from 4 to 8 February 2024 in the captivating cities of Marneuli, Sagarejo, and Tbilisi.
For further proposals questions please contact us: effehubgeorgia(at)gmail.com ; l.khetaguri(at)gtu.ge
To know more about the project, please click here.
To register for participation, please click here.
Iranian Centre of ITI | October & November Newsletter of the Iranian Centre of ITI
Considering the importance of crossing geographical boundaries and introducing the capabilities of Iranian drama, performing arts and activities, The Iranian Centre of ITI, Dramatic Arts Centre of Iran (DAC) find it necessary to publish the newsletter on a monthly basis. The October and November Newsletter is available.
Please click here to read or download October Newsletter of the Iranian Centre of ITI.
Please click here to read or download November Newsletter of the Iranian Centre of ITI.
Slovak Centre of ITI | Call for Papers - International Conference of Nová dráma/New Drama Festival 2024
The Theatre Institute Bratislava (Slovak Centre of ITI) is glad to announce that the Nová drama/New Drama Festival 2024 will take place from 13 to 18 May 2024. As usual, one of the important parts of the festival is the international conference, will be held from 15 to 16 May 2024. The theme is Philanthropy In the Performing Arts.
Submission of conference papers
Please send abstracts of conference papers (max. 200 words) and CVs (max. 100 words) by 31 January 2024 to the email address: daria.feherova(at)theatre.sk. Click here to read the full information.
World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT/ITI
The World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT/ITI, member of the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts is glad to share two learning opportunities in 2024. XIV International Theatre Summer Academy, self-preparation – the secret to success, from 20 July to 4 August 2024 in Montecreto, Italy. Acting and directing courses with Jurij Alschitz and his International Team of Teachers. Click here to know more
New International Directing Programme (a new long-term project in hybrid format starting in February 2024)
Click here to know more.
Brazilian Centre of ITI | Regional Council Meeting of the Americas
The newly forming Brazilian Centre of ITI is excited to announce the upcoming Regional Council meeting of the Americas, taking place from 8 to 10 November, 2023, in conjunction with NEAPFEST Brazil. During this gathering, representatives from the Americas will convene to develop strategies for international collaboration, focusing on fostering exchange programs, residencies, and the circulation of theatre groups throughout the continent.
For the complete press release of NEAPFEST DIÁSPORAS, please click here. To catch a glimpse of the vibrant NEAPFEST, we invite you to visit our Instagram page: iti.brazil, where you can find captivating photos from the event.
Vietnam Centre of ITI | First Vietnam International Performing Arts Festival
7 to 12 December 2023, in Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan, Vietnam 2023. The Vietnam Centre of ITI is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated First World Arts Performing Festival, taking place from 7 to 12 December 2023 in Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan, Vietnam in December 2023. This global event aims to foster creative connections and has already attracted the registration of approximately 16 international art troupes from 5 continents. Additionally, art troupes showcasing the essence of Vietnamese art from various regions of Vietnam will be in attendance. Click here to read the full information.
Zimbabwe Centre of ITI | Call for International Physical and Dance Immersive 2024
18 - 31 August 2024, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwe Centre of ITI is excited to announce the opening of applications for the International Physical and Dance Immersive. This immersive event will take place from 18 to 31 August 2024 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Join it as physical theatre and movement practitioners from across the globe gather to connect with the rich artistic heritage of the African continent. Please note that seats are limited. To apply, kindly send an expression of interest to admissions(at)zimtheatreacademy.co.zw. The deadline for submissions is January 31st, 2024. For more information, please contact admissions(at)zimtheatreacademy.co.zw
Click here to read the full information.
Chinese Performing Arts – Issue 7
Focuses on the development and the studies of Chuanju
The International Theatre Institute ITI and the Shanghai Theatre Academy, member of ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts, are pleased to announce that the 7th issue of Chinese Performing Arts Journal is now available. The magazine covers the topics of today’s stage in China, the spreading of Chinese Theatre and the introduction of Chinese plays and artists. This 7th issue focuses on the development and the studies of the traditional Xiqu art form Chuanju.
Click here to read or download the articles.
Special invitation from Shahid Nadeem
Invitation to Participate in Ajoka Theatre's International Theatre Festival 2024
2nd Week of November 2024, Lahore, Pakistan
The World Theatre Day 202 Message Author Shahid Nadeem is delighted to extend an invitation to your esteemed theatre group to participate in the Ajoka Theatre's International Theatre Festival, coinciding with the 40th Anniversary of the Ajoka Theatre. This grand event is scheduled to take place during the second week of November 2024 in the historically rich city of Lahore, Pakistan. The festival aims to celebrate the transformative power of art by bringing together international theatre groups.
To learn more about this exclusive invitation, please click here. For additional information about Ajoka Theatre, please visit:
Website
Facebook: ajokatheatrepk
Instagram: ajokatheatre
Cyprus Centre of ITI | New Board of Directors of the Cyprus Centre of ITI
The Members of the Cyprus Centre of the International Theatre Institute (CCOITI) have elected a new Board of Directors to lead CCOITI for the next three years. The Board of Directors was elected by Members at the CCOITI’s General Assembly on October 15, 2023 in Nicosia. The Board is responsible for ensuring the CCOITI’s strategy and policies are implemented.
Click here to read the full press.
Finnish Centre of ITI | New Publication: Performance and Solidarity (2023)
Theatre Info Finland TINFO is excited to announce the launch of Performance and Solidarity, a brand-new collection of essays and other pieces. The publication is written from a distinctively Finnish vantage point, but the hope of guest editors Maria Säkö and Heidi Backström is that it will inspire free and open debate on the theatrical arts that is truly international in its scope and firmly committed to solidarity. For more information, contact Theatre Info Finland TINFO at tinfo(at)tinfo.fi
Click here to know more about the publications.
Click here to read or download the publication.
Finnish Centre of ITI | New Publication: Finnish Performing Arts Statistics 2022
The Finnish Performing Arts Statistics presents some of the most extensive performing arts statistics in the world on theatre, dance, and circus. Statistics on theatre have been collected in Finland since 1944, which today enables the study on changes within the field over the course of almost 80 years. Theatre Info Finland TINFO, the Finnish Centre of ITI has been responsible for the data collection since 1995. TINFO publishes statistics from the previous year annually in August. The publication is in Finnish, with a summary (pages 34-36) and select titles in English. For more information, contact Theatre Info Finland TINFO at tinfo(at)tinfo.fi
Click here to know more about the publications.
Click here to read or download the publication.
Obituary | Rathna Pushpa Kumari
Rathna Pushpa Kumari, the dedicated ITI colleague from Sri Lanka, passed away on 27 May2023, at the age of 61, after a lengthy illness. Rathna Pushpa Kumari was passionate about theatre and offering opportunities to the youth of her country. She was a strong supporter of the International Playwrights´ Forum IPF and participated the ITI World Congress of ITI in Segovia, Spain.
Please click here to read the full obituary, written by the Ursula Werdenberg (General Secretary IPF) and Talia Pura (Board Member IPF).
Lifetime Achievement Award for Ramendu Majumdar
Ramendu Majumdar, Honorary President of ITI, has received the Lifetime Award, offered by the Bangladesh Brand Forum BFF in collaboration with Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. He received this Special Recognition as a Bangladeshi actor, stage director, and theatre producer for his visionary leadership, unwavering commitment, and transformative contributions to our advertising industry. The ITI Newsletter congratulates the Honorary President of ITI for getting this award.
International Playwrights’ Forum IPF
“The Border Crosser – The Case of Martha Schwartz” – Radio Drama to be produced by the National Swiss Radio Broadcaster
Ursula Werdenberg, author/dramaturg and General Secretary of the International Playwrights´ Forum and Raju Schwarz, interdisciplinary author, both from Switzerland, presented their radio drama during the Austrian Audio Drama Days (a platform for exceptional audio drama productions from Austria, Germany and Switzerland), earlier this year. More information: https://www.hoerspieltage.at/
http://www.iti-swiss.ch/
North Macedonian Centre of ITI | Two New eBooks by North Macedonian Centre ITI /PRODUKCIJA 2023 ePlay: OVERVIEW EFFECT (22 scenes)
2023 ePlay: OVERVIEW EFFECT (22 scenes)
New eBooks by North Macedonian Centre ITI /PRODUKCIJA – Results from the Playwrights workshop, Mentors: Walter Prete (Italy), Gustavo D`Aversa (Italy), (Skopje, 2023)
2023, ePlay: AFTER 2030 (Dramatic Manifestos)
New eBooks by Macedonian Center ITI /PRODUKCIJA - Results from the Visual Dramaturgy / Choreographic Dramaturgy Workshop, Mentors: Ivanka Apostolova Baskar; Iskra Sukarova (Lecce, 2023)
For more detailed information, please click here.
International Dance Day 2023 Report
The General Secretariat is thrilled to present the report on the mesmerizing International Dance Day 2023 event. For those who were unable to witness this extraordinary celebration firsthand, please explore the captivating activities that unfolded in Shanghai, China.
>>Please click here to look at it.
Croatian Centre of ITI | International Drama Colony in Grožnjan, Croatia 2023
This year, the International Drama Colony takes place from July 2 to 9 in the organization of the Croatian Centre ITI and in cooperation with the Estonian organization Estonian Theatre Agency and the Estonian Centre ITI and the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb.
The international drama colony "From text to play" has been held continuously since 1999, organized by the Croatian ITI Center. This seven-day residential program was launched with the aim of verifying and promoting foreign and domestic texts in the form of staged readings that have ambient features because the performances take place in the colorful exteriors of Grožnjan.
For more detailed information, please click here.
In Memoriam
Tribute to Julian Sands
4 January 1958 – 13 January 2023
John Malkovich on Julian Sands’ Death
John Malkovich said that he and Sands were “the greatest of friends since we met doing the film called The Killing Fields in 1983, the first film I ever did. We stayed incredibly close since then. I’ll miss him every day of my life, but such is life. You lose a lot along the road until you’re lost. And that’s the way life ends, I’m afraid. I’m very sad about it, but obviously of course mostly for his children.”
>>Click here to read more.
Please click here to find out more about his life and work:
Wikipedia
Internet Movie Database
Announcement of the New Executive Council and Executive Board
The General Secretariat is delighted to announce the new members to the Executive Council. They were elected during our 36th World Congress held in February in Fujairah UAE. Part of the Executive Council is also the DG – ex officio.
Click here to view all the members.
Click here to read the announcement.
ITI Publications Committee IPC | Call for Articles: 14th Edition of "The World of Theatre"
Deadline: 31 March 2024
The ITI Publications Committee (IPC) is pleased to announce the call for articles for the upcoming 14th edition of "The World of Theatre" (English version). This publication reflects the collective effort of all ITI Centres worldwide and provides essential information and promotion for the International Theatre Institute. After a gap of seven years, we are excited to bring out this new edition in September 2024.
Please note that final articles must be delivered by 31 March 2024 via email to Ramendu Majumdar at ramendu(at)expressionsltd.com.
For further details on editorial guidelines please click here.
To know more about the call please click here
Theatre Yearbook 2023 – Theatre in Japan
The Japanese Centre of ITI has published “Theatre Yearbook” since 1972, covering developments in the Japanese performing arts. The publication “Theatre Yearbook” has laid a firm foundation for activities that seek to gain knowledge of the relationship between Japan and the world, to deepen mutual understanding by positioning Japan within the global network, and to realize cultural development and peace. You can now download or read this publication online, available both in English and Japanese.
To find out more about "Theatre Yearbook," please click here.
International Dance Day 2023
Expression of Gratitude
The team of the ITI General Secretariat would like to express its deepest gratitude to the co-organizers Shanghai Theatre Academy and the China Dance Association, as well as all the supporting institutions and parties for their contribution to the celebration of International Dance Day 2023, which was successfully concluded on Sunday, 30 April 2023.
>>Click here to read the full press.
>>For watching the video with YANG Liping reading the message please click here.
>>For watching the Gala Night, please click here.
>>For looking at the photos of the whole event please click here.
North Macedonian Centre of ITI | Theatre Workshop – Unknown Memory of Conflicts 2023
Designed and performed by the mentor Fabio Tolledi in Skopje, organized by the North Macedonian Center ITI/PRODUKCIJA. The workshop was focused on methodologies from the social theatre and creating theatre in conflict zones. The workshop was focused on the professional theatre and performing arts practitioners (actors, actresses, theatre directors, playwrights, poets—performers).
More information via the following links:
Album Day 1: Facebook; Instagram
Album Day 2: Facebook; Instagram
Album Day 3: Facebook; Instagram
Chinese Performing Arts – Issue 6, dedicated to the Huangmeixi
Shanghai Theatre Academy, member of ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts, is pleased to announce that the No.6 issue of Chinese Performing Arts is now available. The magazine covers the topics of today’s stage of China, the spread of Chinese Theatre and the introduction of Chinese plays and artists. This No.6 issue focuses on the development and the studies of Huangmeixi.
>>Click here to download or read the publication.
UNESCO Courier – Translation: From one world to another
UNESCO is continuing to publish its “UNESCO Courier”. It is published quarterly and promotes the ideals of UNESCO by sharing ideas on issues of international concern relevant to its mandate. The ITI Newsletter team is picking up the UNESCO Courier focusing on “Translation” as a translator is a bridge-builder that has to overcome language barriers. Just think of the value a translator has when he or she brings a play from one language to another. Think of what it means for a playwright´s play performed in another country. Think of what translations means to an ITI World Congress when the simultaneous translators are making keynotes spoken in English to be understood in French, or vice versa.
The UNESCO Courier with the theme of Translation is available in:
English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Mandarin and Esperanto. To download it just click on the language.
Samiha AYOUB, Egypt
World Theatre Day Message Author for 2023
It is our great pleasure and honour to officially announce that Samiha AYOUB from Egypt, the outstanding Egyptian actress, has been selected to write the World Theatre Day Message for 2023. Here you find the Message and biography as well as two photos:
• World Theatre Day Message 2023 in Arabic (original) in PDF and Word
• World Theatre Day Message 2023 in English (translation) in PDF and Word
• World Theatre Day Message 2023 in French (translation) in PDF et Word
• Biography Samiha AYOUB in English as PDF and Word
• Biographie de Samiha AYOUB en français, en PDF et Word
Photo Samiha AYOUB 1 (jpg)
Photo Samiha AYOUB 2 (jpg)
Thanks to All the Organizers and Participants of the 36th ITI World Congress
The 36th ITI World Congress came to a successful conclusion on 25 February 2023 in the City of Fujairah, in the United Arab Emirates. The Congress attracted over 250 international participants from 78 countries around the world. 58 ITI Centres and 12 Committees, Project Groups, Forums and Networks were presented.
All the ITI Members have been waiting for this on-site gathering opportunity for long and the participants have witnessed many dialogues, exchanges and achievements during the Congress. This Congress would not be possible without the great support from our Congress host, the Fujairah government, His Highness, the Crown Prince of Fujairah and of course, each and every one of you, as a participant.
Thank you for all the support and vive ITI!
Stay tuned to the Congress official website and Facebook page, more content and photos during the Congress will be published later.
Director General's Report 2017 – 2022 Available Online Now!
The English and French version of the Director General's Report 2017 - 2022 are available online now.
To view or download the report, please chose your preferred format by clicking on the text below.
Director General's Report 2017 - 2022 English: double page; single page
Director General's Report 2017 - 2022 French: double page; single page
Iranian Centre of ITI | Call for Entry 2nd Pantomime International Theatre Festival in Zanjan, Iran
Application deadline: 21 May 2023
The Iranian Centre of ITI - the Dramatic Arts Centre (DAC) - is pleased to inform you that the 2nd Pantomime International Theatre Festival will take place from 2 to 6 July 2023 in Zanjan, Iran.
>>Click here for more detail information
>>Click here to download the Application Form
Contact: dramatic.artcenter.iran(at)gmail.com ; dac.internationalaffairs(at)theater.ir Website: www.theater.ir/en
Celebrate the Year of the Greatest Mimes 2023
The year 2023 is very important for the world of mime, physical theatre and dance, therefore for a huge number of performers and creators around the world.
2023 marks the 100th years of the birth of the llegendary French mime Marcel Marceau (born on 22 March 1923) an 125th years of the birth of the “father of modern mime” Etienne Decroux (born on 19 July 1898) . That is why the members of the World Mime Organization (WMO) have unanimously decided to officially declare the year of 2023 as THE YEAR OF THE GREATEST MIMES
2023 will be a worldwide celebration of the 100th birthday of Marcel Marceau and the 125th birthday of Etienne Decroux.
>>Click here to know more.
The International Theatre Institute ITI, the world’s largest organization for the performing arts, has given its patronage for THE YEAR OF THE GREATEST MIMES. For contributing to the year-long activities or for getting any further information, please contact the World Mime Organisation: office(at)worldmime.org; www.worldmime.org; phone: +381 11 2652 557 or +381 60 0320 169.
Ceremony for Theodoros Terzopoulos – receiving the third Yuri Lyubimov International Theatre Award in Tbilisi, Georgia
After Anatoli Vassiliev and Tadashi Suzuki the third Yuri Lyubimov International Theatre Award has bestowed to Theodoros Terzopoulos, the founder of the Theatre Olympics, eminent Greek theatre director, educator and leader of the Attis Theatre. The Ceremony was organized on 16 October in the Rustaveli Theatre in Tbilisi. >>Click here to know more.
Chinese Performing Arts – Issue 5, dedicated to the Cantonese Yueju
This No. 5 Issue focuses on the development and the studies of Cantonese Yueju Opera. Rooted in the Cantonese-speaking provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi in south-eastern China, Cantonese Yueju opera is characterized by a combination of string and percussion instruments, with elaborate costumes and face painting. It also incorporates stunts and fights using real weapons and drawing on the Shaolin martial arts, as illustrated by the central Wenwusheng role that demands proficiency in both singing and fighting. Yueju opera is popular throughout China and provides a cultural bond among Cantonese speakers in the country and abroad. In 2009, the art form was inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO.
>>Click here to download or read the publication.
Mondiacult 2022: States adopt historic Declaration for Culture
Mondiacult 2022, the largest world conference devoted to culture in the last 40 years, brought together nearly 2,600 participants over three days in Mexico City. At UNESCO’s and Mexico’s invitation, 150 States sent delegations to the conference, 135 of them were represented at the highest level by ministers of culture.
Culture has a fundamental role in our societies. Through culture people can discover their common humanity and become free and enlightened citizens. Yet, despite progress, it still does not have the place it deserves in public policies and international cooperation. Mondiacult 2022 is a powerful signal to change this. The Declaration adopted today is a commitment to action.
For accessing the full declaration in the six main UNESCO languages, please click on your preferred language below:
English
Français / French
Español / Spanish
Русский / Russian
العربية / Arabic
中文/ Chinese
Watch some of the events on the Mondiacult website, please click here.
Mondiacult Publication – Resiliart 100
During the Mondiacult Event in Mexico, the publication ResiliArt 100 was released. It contains statements by Ms Audrey Azoulay, DG UNESCO, statistics and statements of 100 culture personalities from all over the world such as from Mohamed Saif Al-Afkham, President ITI worldwide (page 125), and Hamadu Mandé (page 104), Vice-President ITI worldwide.
You can download the publication (only in English) by clicking here.
Japanese Centre of ITI | Request for Feedback on Digital Archives of Japanese Theatre
Japanese Centre of International Theatre Institute ITI has been working on a project for preservation and utilisation of video of performing arts in Japan. This project’s aims are to promote commercial distribution by digitally archiving stage performance video and supporting rights handling, and to increase profitability by suggesting new ways to utilise the video through search and portal sites. We would like to ask the Centres of ITI to watch the following two websites: Japan Digital Theatre Archives (JDTA) and STAGE BEYOND BORDERS (SBB)
In order to let Japanese theatre known by people from all over the world, we would like to get feedback on the usability of these two websites (JDTA and SBB) from the perspective of the Centres of ITI who collect information on performing arts internationally on a daily basis.
For further information about the project, please click here.
International Dance Day 2022 Event Report: An Invitation to (Re-)Experience
The Report of the International Dance Day 2022 Celebration which was held on Friday, 29 April 2022 is ready now. It is a Report that will allow you to watch or re-watch both online and on-site celebrations. To view or download the report, please chose your preferred format by clicking on the text below.
>>Single page version (format for browsing on computer or laptop)
>>Double page version (format for browsing on computer or laptop)
Croatian Centre of ITI | Dance Magazine Movements 35/36
About Margarita FROMAN, Founder of Professional Zagreb Ballet
Croatian Centre of ITI is proud to present Dance Magazine Movements 35/36. This double issue of Movements 35/36 fully dedicates to Margarita FROMAN, ballet dancer, choreographer, director and ballet pedagogue.
The Dance Committee of the Croatian Centre ITI in 2020 organised a symposium ahead of the 100th anniversary of Margarita FROMAN's arrival in Zagreb. The selected, skilled experts from the field of history, theory and artistic practice of Croatian ballet, dance, folklore, music, visual art, theatre, and cinema answered the invitation and we were joined by two important guests from Belgrade, and the symposium took place in an intimate but open and quite inspiring atmosphere of an exchange of knowledge, opinion and personal archives.
Readers now have a collection of papers which sheds a critical light and multiply documents Margarita FROMAN’s artistic activity, as well as the complex time and context that befell her. >>Click here to view or download the digital version of the magazine. Know more about the Croatian Centre of ITI, please visit www.hciti.hr
UNESCO | The Tracker Culture & Public Policy
The January 2022 Edition #16: Focus on Culture Diplomacy
Cutting Edge examines the increasing prominence of cultural diplomacy in international relations and the shift to more mutually-beneficial cooperative models. Culture has a unique power for building trust and opening conduits for dialogue. Furthermore, cultural diplomacy helps enhance a country's national and local cultural assets with multiple benefits.
To read and download the new brochure as PDF, click on the language edition of your choice:
English
Français
Report of the ITI/UNESCO Network Special Connecting Event 2021
The Report of the ITI/UNESCO Network Special Connecting Event 2021 which was held from 13 to 17 December 2021 is ready now. It is a Report that will allow you to watch or re-watch the presentations of the Members of the ITI/UNESCO Network, the Welcome Address, the Dialogues with an Artist, the Breakout Sessions and the Open Space.
You may download the report
>>Single page version
>>Double page version
Ramendu Majumdar: Theatre Worldwide – My ITI Years
What the ITI Newsletter announced last year when Ramendu Majumdar celebrated his Birthday has “become true”: The Honorary President of ITI used the pandemic to write his ITI memoirs. Ramendu Majumdar tells us his own story. It gives us an insight into the development of the Bangladesh Centre of ITI – and ITI worldwide. It is proof of the personal perseverance he has experienced with ITI, which resulted in him becoming the President of ITI and gaining the title of Honorary President of ITI. The publication is a veritable cornucopia of facts and experiences of viewpoints through his times with the International Theatre Institute.
The book has been published by the University Press Limited, ISBN 978 984 506 378 4. Hardcover, 196 pages, with colour photos. 35 US-Dollars, 30 Euros. On request, an ITI Centre may receive a free copy. Please allow ample time for sending you the copy. The book can be ordered over news(at)iti-worldwide.org.
Mexican Centre of ITI UNESCO - New release: TEATRO magazine #28
Mexcian Centre of ITI is happily to present the no.28 issue of the magazine TEATRO "Virtual Theater", with the collaboration of many colleagues, artists and dear friends from Mexico and other centers by ITI.
The Mexican Centre of ITI UNESCO is grateful for the continuous support of the cultural institutions of Mexico and the national and international artistic community. Thanks to this support, the publication has reached its edition 28th edition.
>>Please click here to view and download
International Playwrights’ Forum IPF
Vijay Padaki – Legendary Indian Playwright Book Releases
Vijay Padaki, a member of the International Playwrights’ Forum just released three new books in a series of 10 books that the Vitasta Publishing Company dedicated to this extraordinary Indian playwright. They are available over some of the Amazon websites, or you may order them from the publishing house. https://www.vitastapublishing.com
Vijay Padaki is a Theatre Educator who has been part of the Bangalore Little Theatre since its inception in 1960. More recently, the Ministry of Culture invited Vijay to initiate a programme of Arts and Heritage Management in India. Vijay has written over 50 original plays. In 1993, Vijay won the award for the best contemporary play script instituted by The Hindu for the play Credit Titles. Contact: vijay(at)bangalorelittletheatre.org
UNITED NATIONS | #Faith4Rights Toolkit
The United Nations have created a Toolkit called “Faith for Rights” that is of interest not only for those who work in the field of Human Rights but also for artists, namely performing artists. This toolkit builds on a wealth of comparable tools by several UN agencies that have been integrated into the #Faith4Rights toolkit. It also illustrates artistic expressions as learning tools and offers built-in links to relevant resources faith actors would need. The annex proposes several cases to debate, which illustrate the intersectionality of the 18 commitments and enhance the skills of faith actors to manage religious diversity in real-life situations towards the shared aims of “Faith for Rights”. For any enquiries, please send an email to: faith4rights(at)ohchr.org
>>The toolkit can be downloaded by clicking here.
Theatre Diplomacy During the Cold War – Volume 1 to 5
This multi-volume work began as a biography of Martha Coigney, who was a pioneering thought leader and advocate of internationalism in the American theatre during one of the most challenging periods in modern U.S. history. Martha Coigney served as President of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) from 1987-1995 and afterwards became an Honorary President of ITI.
For all those who are interested in the History of ITI, and the development of ITI, this multi-volume work is a must to read. It is available: - over the website of the publisher XLIBRIS
- over amazon.com
As the book is not inexpensive, you also may download an ebook for a reasonable price over the stores of Kindle Amazon, Apple Books or Google Play Books.
New: ITI Event Reports – an invitation to browse, read and watch!
The General Secretariat of ITI has worked extensively to inform you about three main events of ITI: The General Assembly Special Edition (10 to 15 December 2020), World Theatre Day (27 March 2021) and International Dance Day (2021).
All the Reports contain what happened during the three event – such as speeches, presentations, and for World Theatre Day and International Dance Day the messages and performances. Moreover, they give you background information and also the statistics of how many people participated or watch the event.
Each Report that you can open and/or download is an invitation to watch or watch again. Just download it and click on what you want to see … The links are meant to be open when you are using a computer or laptop.
Event Report of theITI General Assembly Special Edition 2020 Report
To view or download the report, please chose your preferred format by clicking on the text below.
Single page edition (format for print out on A4)
Double page edition (format for browsing on computer or laptop)
Essential UNESCO Publication: Culture in Crisis: Policy guide for a resilient creative sector
The COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis it created have had a devastating effect on the cultural and creative industries, revealing and magnifying their pre-existing volatility.
The UNESCO Publication “Culture in Crisis” offers advice on how to respond to the most pressing needs and how to induce the structural changes needed to strengthen the resilience of the cultural and creative industries and prepare for the future.
You may download the UNESCO Publication (56 pages) in the following languages, by clicking on the name of the language.
English
Francais
Espagnol
Korean 한국어
UNESCO Publication Culture 2030 | Indicators
Culture|2030 Indicators was published by the Culture Sector of UNESCO on the occasion of the Forum of Ministers of Culture at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
The Culture|2030 indicators is a framework of thematic indicators whose purpose is to measure and monitor the progress of culture’s enabling contribution to the national and local implementation of the Goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, both as a sector of activity, and transversally across other sectors. The Culture | 2030 Indicators combine a variety of data, including quantitative and qualitative indicators, and will rely as much as possible on existing data sources.
For more information visit the Culture | 2030 Indicators website
You may download the UNESCO Publication (around 120 pages) in the following languages, by clicking on the name of the language.
English
Francais
Espagnol
Russian
Chinese
Arabic
ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts
New “Visual Presentation” about the ITI/UNESCO Network
The Secretariat of the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts has created a visual presentation that is available for ITI Centres, educational and research institutions and persons who are working in this field. It gives information about vision, mission and goals, describes all the ongoing and planned projects. You also find a list about all the current members – educational and research institutions.
For downloading the visual presentation click here.
ITI General Secretariat Team Report 2017 - 2020
During the General Assembly Special Edition 2020, the Headquarters of ITI invited the ITI Centres, the ITI Committees, Forums and Networks and the Partner Organizations of ITI to present their past, current and future work. After the event, the Heaquarters of ITI put the individual videos and the videos day by day on the website www.iti-congress.org. Anyone can watch them on this website.
For time reason, the General Secretariat of ITI did not present its works. That is why it created the ITI General Secretariat Team Report 2017-2020. It is available in English and French.
The headquarters of ITI cordially invite you to download the brochure and take a look at it.
>>English version
>>English version double page
>>Version française
>>Version française double page
ITI/UNESCO Network - Online Second Student Festival, Monday to Sunday, 13 to 19 July 2020.
The Online Second Student Festival is a collaboration between the Piccolo Teatro di Milano, the ITI/UNESCO Network and eight participating institutions. It consists of:
• 8 Student Performances from Network Members Institutions from Burkina Faso, Colombia, Iran, Italy, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and Ukraine.
• 8 After-Show Discussions in which you can participate or contribute in registering yourself www.iti-unesco-network.org/participationform.html
• A Student Conference in which you can participate in registering yourself
The full information and programme about the Online Second Student Festival can be accessed over the special designed website for it, >>please click here.
>>For downloading the brochure, click here.
>>For downloading the program, click here.
ITI Panels
Panels 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.