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Announcement of the 36th ITI World Congress
From 20 to 25 February 2023 in Fujairah, UAE
The International Theatre Institute ITI is pleased to announce that the 36th ITI World Congress will happen on-site from 20-25 February 2023 in Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates. The event will be hosted and co-organized by the Fujairah Government, with the support from H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Ruler of Fujairah and the Supreme Council Member of UAE, and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah. The 36th ITI World Congress will be under the patronage of UNESCO.
The 36th ITI World Congress theme is “Reunite, for the Performing Arts and Humanism”, offering members the first opportunity in years to come together and remember the importance of culture, education, and the fundamental tenets of humanism as upheld by UNESCO and promulgated by the ITI Charter and its activities.
To know more about the Congress, please click to view or download:
• 36th ITI World Congress 2023 Presentation in English, French
• Congress Programme in English, French
If you have any question, please write to congress(at)iti-worldwide.org
For more information, please visit: www.iti-congress.org
Special Message: Culture and Sustainability from Lemi Ponifasio
Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2022 - Opening Session
The sixth Edinburgh International Culture Summit took place at the Scottish Parliament 26 to 28 August, titled Culture and a Sustainable Future Summit 2022. It reflected on the urgent need for consideration of and investment in our future. The organizers of the Culture Summit believe that global problems require global solutions. “Culture can play a vital role in helping people all over the world discover commonality, to conceptualise the critical issues we must face, and to help imagine and create a sustainable future”.
Lemi Ponifasio, International Dance Day Message Author 2016, delivered at the Opening Session of the Edinburgh International Culture Summit 2022 on Friday 26 August 2022. The General Secretariat sent the link already to interested persons by e-mail and it received a strong response. That is why it is shared here for you. >>Click here to watch the speech.
UNESCO: Virtual Launch of the UNESCO Framework for Enabling Intercultural Dialogue
It is with great pleasure that UNESCO invites you to join on 20 September at 15:30 CEST to attend the virtual launch of the UNESCO Framework for Enabling Intercultural Dialogue and accompanying global report, entitled We Need to Talk: Measuring Intercultural Dialogue for peace and inclusion.
As the world grapples with growing intolerance, discrimination, and social polarization, at a moment when cooperation is needed more than ever to tackle global challenges including climate crisis, COVID-19, conflict, and economic precarity, the urgency of fostering understanding in diverse communities has never been so pronounced.
>>Registration and more information for the event can be found here.
The July 2022 Edition of the "UNESCO Tracker Culture & Public Policy"
Special Issue n°4: Countdown to MONDIACULT 2022 | Culture and education: the backbone of development
The UNESCO MONDIACULT 2022 World Conference will be hosted from 28 to 30 September 2022 by the Government of Mexico. For more information, please visit: www.unesco.org/en/mondiacult2022
Culture and education together are the backbone of human development. Yet culture and education are insufficiently harnessed together as complementary dimensions that can leverage social inclusion, skills acquisition as well as the enhancement of knowledge.
To read and download the new brochure as PDF, click on the language edition of your choice:
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Ghana Centre of ITI | Programme of the Second Edition of "Emerging Scenes in Africa" 2022
From 23 to 30 September in Accra, Ghana
The Second Edition of "Emerging Scenes in Africa" 2022, which organize by the African Regional Council of the International Theatre Institute (CRAIIT) and the Ghana Centre of ITI, will be held soon this month from 23 to 30 September in Accra, Ghana. The event provides high-level training activities in the artistic, technical and administrative fields related to the performing and visual arts.
>>More detailed programme, please click here.
Iranian Centre of ITI | Call for Entry of the 41st Fadjr International Theatre Festival
From 21 to 31 January 2023 in Teheran, Iran
The Iranian Centre of ITI, Dramatic Arts Center of Iran (DAC) is pleased to inform you that the call for the 41st Fadjr International Theatre Festival, which will take place from 21 to 31 January 2023 in Teheran, Iran is open now. It is highly appreciated it if you could send the new production of your company. Application deadline: 7 November 2022.
It is worth noting that the festival will be held competitively. The winning groups in each of the competitive sections will be presented with a festival statuette or an honorary diploma.
To download the Application Form in English, please click here.
To download the Application Form in Arabic, please click here.
To know more details about the festival in English, please click here.
To know more details about the festival in Arabic, please click here.
Please send the applications to fadjrfestival.int(at)theater.ir
Website: www.theater.ir/en
World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT/ITI Autumn Programme
The Online Theatre Academy has been restructured to be clearer with its offers in a classic format. Three departments for acting, directing and teaching provide clear orientation about the primary target group of the courses. All the more, however, everyone is invited to change perspectives. In principle, all courses are always aimed equally at actors, directors and teachers, because it is precisely the different perspectives on a topic with the resulting suggestions that stimulate innovation and individual insights.
The Academy has learned a lot in the last two years and want to keep the online format for the next season, because this way we can create wonderful connections and artistic communication across continents. Above all, we want to provide access to Jurij Alschitz’s new research worldwide.
We look forward to artistic encounters and exchange!
>>Click here to know more about the autumn programme.
International Network of Theatre in Prison – INTiP
Call for the Theatre Projects and Video Projects proposals during the 9th Edition of the Theatre in Prison National Festival “Destini Incrociati” (Crossed Fates), the first meeting of the International Network Theatre in Prison INTiP
From 23 to 25 November 2022, Venice, Italy
The 9th Edition of the Theatre in Prison National Festival “Destini Incrociati” (Crossed Fates), which is promoted by the National Network Theatre in Prison will be held from 23 to 25 November 2022 in Venice, Italy, which is also the first meeting of the International Network Theatre in Prison INTiP. The call for the Theatre or Video Projects proposals (documentaries of the Theatre Projects in Prison) that will be included in the festival is open now. Application deadline: 4 October 2022.
>>Click here to know more about the festival.
>>Click here to download the application form.
For any further requests please contact the secretary office of the National Network Theatre in Pison at the following email address: teatrocarcereitalia(at)libero.it
In Memoriam | Ralf Långbacka (1932-2022)
It is with great sadness that the Finnish Centre of ITI must share the news of the passing of Ralf Långbacka, renowned theatre director and chairman of the Finnish Centre of ITI from 1983 to 1996. As the chairman of ITI Finland, Långbacka oversaw among other things the ITI World Congress held in Helsinki in 1989, as well as the international ballet competitions in Helsinki in 1984 and 1991, sanctioned by the International Dance Committee of the ITI.
>>Click here to know more about Ralf Långbacka.
You may send your condolences to the family of Ralf Långbacka through the Finnish Centre of ITI. They will be forwarded immediately to the family. Email tinfo(at)tinfo.fi.
New Theatre Record editor and New Website
Theatre Record has a new editor, Alison Cook, and a new, hugely improved and even faster website
The new website will continue to include all of the Record's existing content features – its archive of more than forty years' unabridged reviews, casts, credits and production photographs for all major UK productions, its unrivalled UK-wide listings of press nights – as well as some exciting improvements to make theatrerecord.com an even more invaluable and easy to use resource, updated daily. Click here to read more. Take a look at the new website now! www.theatrerecord.com
If you have any other enquiries, please contact editor(at)theatrerecord.com
In Memoriam | Hans-Thies Lehmann (1944 - 2022)
Hans-Thies Lehmann (1944 - 2022) died in Athens on Saturday 16 July. The German theatre scholar influenced the performing arts in theory and practice especially with his work "Postdramatic Theatre". The book is considered as a standard work and has been translated into more than twenty languages. He was also co-founder of the Giessen Institute for Applied Theatre Studies. The theatre world mourns the loss of one of the most important and influential theorists of our time.
The June 2022 Edition of the "UNESCO Tracker Culture & Public Policy"
Special Issue n°3: Countdown to MONDIACULT 2022 | Cultural heritage the lifeblood of social cohesion and the springboard to a sustainable future
In this third part of a special series counting down to the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development – MONDIACULT 2022, we take stock of the evolutions in approaches to cultural heritage, and particularly the growing recognition of the role of communities in its preservation and safeguarding, as well as the importance for social inclusion and for future generations.
To read and download the new brochure as PDF, click on the language edition of your choice:
>>English
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German Centre of ITI | The ITI Germany Prize 2023 is Awarded to Flinn Works
In 2023 Flinn Works receives the Prize of the German Centre of the International Theatre Institute. This selection decision was made by the members of the German Centre of ITI based on a list of suggestions from this year's jury, consisting of executive board members of ITI German Centre Ihsan Othmann and Maria Rößler, as well as the members of the German Centre of ITI Helge-Björn Meyer (BFDK), Nina de la Chevallerie (boat people projekt e.V.) and Renate Klett.
>>For more information, please click here.

Photo: Flinn Works: Global Belly, Photo Credit: Alexander Barta
North Macedonian Centre of ITI | New e-publication: Macedonian translation of MATER MEDEA - play by Fabio Tolledi (Italy) Synopsis
In this dramatic and richly poetic version of Fabio Tolledi’s Medea, she is confronted with the nonsense of Jason's infidelity. The choir or Rashomon of the play, exposes all aspects of counselling under the influence of fatality, under the influence of vigilance. Beautiful dramatic language. It is never boring in the subconscious of myths.
For more information, please check the links below:
Digital Exhibition
Publication
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New e-publication: Macedonian translation of THE DEATH OF MADAM DUPIN - Poetry by Katarina Saric (Monte Negro)
Katarina Saric is a genius. She writes an activistic, feministic, deeply artistic poetry. She is a pure inspiration and life! “I will find you in this same hallway, hung for the portrait of the family tree, descended from the highest branches.
In the same night I shot this picture
when it dawns on me again
night to day,
my soul I will let go.”

For more information, please check the links below:
Digital Exhibition
Publication
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World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT/ITI | Quantum Training for Theatre - Online qualification programme for teachers
From 16 October 2022 to 26 March 2023
The Artistic Director of the World Theatre Training Institute, Dr Jurij Alschitz, is inaugurating a high quality training programme for theatre educators worldwide, introducing quantum pedagogy in theory and practice, with the aim of fundamentally renewing and re-evaluating theatre education by bridging the gap between science and art. Teaching becomes a creative act and the teacher an artist.
The programme consists of 22 weekly online live sessions including training by the Institute's teaching team.
>>Click here to know all the information and registration
In Memoriam | Peter Brook (1925 - 2022)
Peter Brook passed away. The International Theatre Institute and the world of theatre lost an eminent theatre personality. His brilliant work as stage director that he presented over and over have influenced theatre and the global theatre community permanently. Peter Brook is the only theatre personality that was invited twice to write the message for World Theatre Day (1969 and 1988).
>>Click here to read more.
You may send your condolences to the family of Peter Brook by sending them to the General Secretariat of ITI. It will be forwarded immediately to the family. Email of the General Secretariat info(at)iti-worldwide.org.
In Memoriam | Anatoly Polyankin (1952 – 2022)
It is with great sadness that the General Secretariat is announcing to you that Anatoly Polyankin passed away. He was the Rector of the Graduate School of Performing Arts in Russia. Anatoly Polyankin was the Vice President of the Russian Centre of ITI and Board Member of the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts.
“A big loss for ITI, for the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts, for his wife and family, and for me.” Tobias Biancone, DG ITI
>>Click here to read the message that a friend of the family, Dmitry Trubochkin, has written.
For condolences, please write to Alfira Arslanova directly alfira.arslanova(at)gmail.com
The May 2022 Edition of the "UNESCO Tracker Culture & Public Policy" Special Issue n°2: Countdown to MONDIACULT 2022
In this second part of a special series counting down to the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development – MONDIACULT 2022, we take a look at how the cultural sector is being transformed by the digital transformation. How public policies for culture should respond to this new landscape will be a major issue to be discussed by Ministers and concerned stakeholders at MONDIACULT 2022, due to take place in Mexico in September.
To read and download the new brochure as PDF, click on the language edition of your choice:
>>English
>>Français
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)
The ITI Germany Prize 2022 is awarded to Monika Gintersdorfer
Based on a selection decision made by the members of the German Centre of ITI theatre director Monika Gintersdorfer receives the ITI Germany Prize 2022. The award ceremony will take place on 25 June as part of the Politics of Invitation event series at the Forum Freies Theater (FFT) in Düsseldorf.
The ITI Germany Prize is an award to honour and support the work of transnational artists in theatre. The awardee is chosen by the members of ITI – German Centre in a selection process which is based on the recommendations from a jury. The jury consists of ITI members and members of the executive board of the German Centre and is composed annually.
>>Click here to read the full press release.
German Centre of ITI: Annual Conference — Performing Arts & Equity
On May 7 and 8, 2022, the ITI Annual Conference was held in a special context: at the Theatertreffen and as part of the fourth edition of the Burning Issues conference. Global issues were brought into the discussion on structural changes in the German theatre landscape, and topics of the last ITI annual conference "Hybridity and Equality?" were perpetuated. n 2022, under the title "Performing Arts & Equity", the thematic focus opened up from equality to a more globally conceived justice and it was asked which sustainable changes enable a just theatre on and off stage. The recordings of the conference, such as the key note and panel discussion “I can’t believe I still have to protest this shit”, are online and can be viewed here.
Expression of Gratitude - International Dance Day 2022 Online Celebration
The team of the ITI General Secretariat want to express its deepest gratitude to the following Centres for their contribution to the International Dance Day 2022 Online Celebration: Georgian Centre of ITI, Cuban Centre of ITI, Chinese Centre of ITI, Burkina Faso Centre of ITI, and Jordanian Centre of ITI.
For those who would like to watch or re-watch the event, please visit www.international-dance-day.org. You may watch the following selection by clicking on the text line:
International Dance Day 2021 Main Celebration
Individual Performance Videos of Main Event
Photo provided by the Korean National Ballet KNB. Photo credit: Jail Souen
UNESCO | The April 2022 Edition of the "UNESCO Tracker Culture & Public Policy"
Special Issue n°1: Countdown to MONDIACULT
The Countdown to MONDIACULT 2022 has begun! This is the first part of a special series counting down to the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development – MONDIACULT 2022, which will be held in Mexico from 28 to 30 September. In this issue, we will explore this major international conference, what is at stake, emerging debates about culture in public policy, the future of the creative economy, culture in times of crisis, culture for livelihoods, culture for resilience and well-being, cultural diplomacy, and culture for peace and security.
To read and download the new brochure as PDF, click on the language edition of your choice:
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UNESCO | The March 2022 Edition of the "UNESCO Tracker Culture & Public Policy"
Issue 18: Focus on Culture and Gender Equality
No country in the world enjoys full gender equality but ensuring greater empowerment in cultural life can open the doors to equality. Cutting Edge explores the dynamics of gender equality in the cultural sector, countries' initiatives and how UNESCO's Culture Conventions can be used to address the gender gap, fostering inclusive sustainable development and reducing disparities.
To read and download the new brochure as PDF, click on the language edition of your choice:
English
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UNESCO | The February 2022 Edition of the "UNESCO Tracker Culture & Public Policy"
Issue 17: Focus on Small Islands and Developing States
Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Arab States’ held their MONDIACULT 2022 Regional Consultations, bringing together Ministers of Culture and civil society actors. The UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development - MONDIACULT 2022 will be hosted from 28 to 30 September 2022 by the Government of Mexico.
To read and download the new brochure as PDF, click on the language edition of your choice:
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World Theatre Day 2022 Event Report: An Invitation to (Re-)Experience
The Report of the World Theatre Day 2022 Online Celebration which was held on Sunday, 27 March 2022 is ready now. It is a Report that will allow you to watch or re-watch the performances by emerging artists from all over the world. 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)
>>Double page version (format for print out on A4)
Slovak Centre of ITI | Nová Dráma / New Drama Festival in Bratislava (Slovakia)
From 16 to 21 May the 2022 edition of the Nová drama /New Drama Festival is taking place in the city of Bratislava. The Festival is an attraction point for theatre professionals and theatre aficionados from Slovakia, from Europe and from all over the world. The Festival presents 10 performances, and an accompanying programme consisting of a Master Class by Falk Richter, German playwright and patron of the Festival, a stage reading marathon, a conference, and award ceremony, and so on.
For further information on the whole Festival visit the website of the Festival, please click here.
To read the full text of the introductory words by Vladislava Fekete, please click here.
If you want to contact the Festival write to du(at)theatre.sk
Alicia Alonso Institute of Dance – Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain | Call for the Second Edition of the World Performing Arts Research Congress
The “Alicia Alonso” Higher Institute of Dance announces the second edition of the World Performing Arts Research Congress. This time the congress will be held in person and online.
All the details of the call for the Congress will be available on the website www.congreso.aliciaalonso.org from 14 May 2022.
In summary, we anticipate the calendar of presentations:
Celebration of the Congress: From 13, 14 and 15 October 2022.
Place: Palace of Congresses of Castilla y León. Salamanca City. Spain
Address: Cuesta de Oviedo, s/n CP 37008 – Salamanca
If you are interested, please write to Luis Llerena at luis.llerena(at)urjc.es.
O. Festival Rotterdam
From 20 to 29 May the O. Festival (named Operadagen in the past) is dedicating its ten-days programme to innovative music theatre. Under the Festival´s motto “Hear something you´ve never seen” the audience is offered a surprising and excellent programme. Part of the O. Festival are events connected with the 2022 edition of the Music Theatre Now Competition organized by the Festival and by Music Theatre Now Network MTNN of ITI. (See below).
To find out more about the programme, the best way to participate and select the performance or event you like by visiting the website on which you also can by one day tickets.
>>Please click here to access the website.
Music Theatre NOW Competition
Part of the O. Festival is a three days programme dedicated to awardees of this year’s Music Theatre NOW Competition. There presentations and performances by some of the winning artists as well as the following events are dedicated to the MTNow Competition.
Sunday, 22 May, 19h30, Location: TR Schowburg – grote zaal
MTNow Award Show with winners and special performances
Monday, 23 May, 10h00, De Fruitvis
Expanding Artistic Practices – MTNow Award Winners in Dialogue: From workshops and lectures to presentations by makers.
Monday, 23 May, 13.00, De Fruitvis
Otherness – MTNow Award Winners in Dialogue: From workshops and lectures to presentations by makers.
Tuesday, 24 May, 10h00, De Fruitvis
Singing Together - MTNow Award Winners in Dialogue: From workshops and lectures to presentations by makers.
Photo credit: Brett Baily - Third World Bunfight
Consejo Argentino de la Danza/Argentine Dance Council | Invitation to the María Ruanova Award 2022 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date & Time: Tuesday, 7 June 2022, 18h00 (Argentine Time)
Location: Salón Dorado, Av. de Mayo 575, C1084 AAA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Argentine Dance Council CAD, a Cooperating Member of ITI, is happily to present the María Ruanova Award 2022. It will be held on Tuesday, 7 June 2022 in Salón Dorado in Buenos Aires.
>>Click here to view the invitation.
For more information about the María Ruanova Award 2022, please visit official website
KANG Sue-jin, South Korea
International Dance Day Message Author for 2022
The International Theatre Institute ITI and the World Dance Alliance WDA is honoured and pleased to announce to you that the ballet dancer KANG Sue-jin from South Korea has written the Message for International Dance Day 2022.
Here you find the Message and biography as well as one photo provided by the Korean National Ballet that you may use royalty-free. Add: Photo credit Jail Souen.
• International Dance Day Message 2022 by KANG Sue-jin in Korean (original) in PDF and Word / in English (translation) in PDF and Word
• Message de la Journée Internationale de la Danse 2022 par KANG Sue-jin (traduction), en PDF et Word
• Biography of KANG Sue-jin in English in PDF and Word
• Biographie de KANG Sue-jin en français, en PDF et Word
• International Dance Day 2022 poster in English as JPG
• Affiche de la Journée Internationale de la Danse 2022 en français en JPG
Photo KANG Sue-jin by Jail Souen as JPG
>>For more information, please click here.
International Dance Day 2022 Online Celebration
Friday, 29 April 2022 | 14h00 Paris Time
The International Theatre Institute ITI is pleased to announce that the International Dance Day 2022 Online Celebration will happen on Friday, 29 April 2022 online, organized by the General Secretariat of ITI.
International Dance Day 2022, which will be the 40th Anniversary of the Day, the celebration will present one video from this year’s Message Author and five dance productions, each from one region (Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe, and Arab Countries). The aim of the celebration is to gather people together and show the world the beauty and diversity of dance art. All the videos of the dance productions will be seen on the official website of International Dance Day on 29 April.
Besides the online celebration, the South Korean Centre of ITI, together with the General Secretariat of ITI will also organize an on-site celebration in Seoul, South Korea.
For more information, please visit the official website and follow on Facebook InternationalDanceDay.
World Theatre Day 2022 | PS. Listen to the voice of Peter Sellars reading the World Theatre Day Message 2022
“Peter Sellars has read his message and has sent the General Secretariat an audio-file. As I enjoyed listening to him and felt that his voice gave the message even more power, I strongly suggest you to listen to him reading the message.” Tobias Biancone, DG ITI
If you want to experience the timbre he gives to the message, you may do so by clicking here.
Photo Credit: Ruth Walz
Accademia Teatro Dimitri | 2nd Edition of Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Performing Arts Practice in Conflict Zones 2022
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 Swiss Center of ITI (International Theatre Institute). It is aimed at professional artists from Europe as well from Middle Eastern countries, for example Iraq, Syria, Afganistan who want to bring their performing arts practice in local and international conflict and crisis zones.
Languages: English, German, Kurdish
>>Click here to read and download the full programme.
Contact: Daniel Bausch, daniel.bausch(at)supsi.ch
World Theatre Day 60th Anniversary - World Theatre Day 2022 Online Celebration
Sunday, 27 March | 14h00 Paris Time
The International Theatre Institute ITI is pleased to announce that the World Theatre Day 2022 main celebration will happen on 27 March 2022 online, organized by Centres and the General Secretariat of ITI. After being celebrated for 59 years, World Theatre Day will have its 60th Anniversary in 2022. From 1962 to today, 60 significant theatre figures contributed their thoughts on theatre, culture, and peace through World Theatre Day Messages.
This year, World Theatre Day celebration will focus on the young, the next generation, the emerging artists, who have been a strong special focus of ITI in the recent past. The presentations by the emerging artist can be in video or live performance in front of the camera. There will also be an open session for the participants to freely exchange after the presentations by the emerging artists.
>>Click here to know more and watch the celebration.
Peter SELLARS, USA
World Theatre Day Message Author for 2022
With great pleasure and honour, ITI is presenting Peter SELLARS, Opera, Theatre and Festival Director from USA and his Message for World Theatre Day 2022. Here you find the Message and biography as well as two photos that you may use royalty-free. Please write “Photo credits: Ruth Walz”.
• World Theatre Day Message 2022 by Peter SELLARS in English (original) in PDF and Word
• Message de la Journée Mondiale du Théâtre par Peter SELLARS 2022 en français (traduction), en PDF et Word
• Biography of Peter SELLARS in English in PDF and Word.
• Biographie de Peter SELLARS en français (traduction), en PDF et Word
Photo 1 Peter SELLARS by Ruth Walz as JPG
Photo 2 Peter SELLARS by Ruth Walz as JPG
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
Selected Plays from Stan Lai in English
The books are a unique collection of twelve plays translated by the playwright himself. Stan Lai (Lai Shengchuan) is one of the most celebrated theatre practitioners working in the Chinese-speaking world. His work over three decades has pioneered the course of modern Chinese language theatre. The books are a unique collection of Stan Lai´s plays and are an exceptional selection of a diverse range of performances which were not available in English before. The plays have been edited Lissa Tyler Renaud, a master teacher, actor-scholar, speaker, writer, and critic. The books are available from the University of Michigan Press – please click here.
Over Amazon in Kindle and Book format, and on Apple Books in digital format.
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:
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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
In Memoriam | Obituary for Natalia Isaeva
“Natalia Isaeva was a Senior Professor of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Science and was awarded the title of “Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Letter” of France.
A top professional and a charming personality have left us. Thank you for your continuous support of ITI. Thank you for your friendship. All your friends are missing you. I am sending a heartfelt farewell to you, Natacha.“ Tobias Biancone, DG ITI
>>Click here to read the full text by Tobias Biancone, Director General of ITI
Video: There is a nice video available on Facebook: It shows Natacha at the event with her friends. To watch it, please click here.
In Memoriam | Shaig Safarov (1955-2022) – A friend and eminent Azerbaijan Theatre Personality
Shaig Safarov - the great friend of ITI and many of its members passed away. For more than a decade Shaig Safarov continuously was promoting Azerbaijan culture and invited ITI members to festivals and the International Theatre Conference in Baku. ITI will always remember him for his kindness, his enthusiasm, his charm and also his dream to hold an ITI World Congress in the capital of Azerbaijan. May this dream one day become true. Dear Shaig, many, many ITI members – including myself, will miss you. Farewell, dear Shaig.” Tobias Biancone, DG ITI
>>Click here to read the full text by Tobias Biancone, Director General of ITI
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.
UNESCO | The November Edition of the "UNESCO Tracker Culture & Public Policy" #14: Culture and Sustainable Development
Cutting Edge this month traces the history of culture and sustainable development discourse and explores some key policy areas in which culture is driving progress.
Cultural Policy Highlights contains the latest cultural policy innovations worldwide, including related to culture's transversal role in public policies, whilst the Regional Perspectives section includes updates on regional processes, with a special feature on the Luanda Biennale.
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International Association of Theatre Critics – IATC
Presenting the Online Publication: Critical Stages / Scènes critiques
It is a pleasure to present to the readers of ITI, the online publication of the IATC with the title “Critical Stages / Scènes”. This web journal first published in 2009 is available online to the reader for free. It offers a platform for debate and exploration of a wide range of theatre and performance art manifestations from all over the world. The web journal was initiated by Kim Cheol-Yun, former president of IATC. In the first issue of Critical Stages, he states. “Critical Stages will reach out to theatre practitioners, audiences” and he confirms that Critical Stages broadly promote theatre criticism: “I firmly believe that the most important function of theatre criticism is—and should remain—to generate interest in the theatre arts in society.” Since 2015, the 11th edition, Savas Patsalidis from Greece is the Editor-in-Chief of Critical Stages. He is a Professor of Theatre Studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Drama School of the National Theatre of Northern Greece. Under his guidance, all the future editions have been published. >>You have access to all the editions of Critical Stages / Scènes critiques if you click here.
>>If you want to check the 24th edition with the special topic “Oral Dramaturgies”, click here.
Online Publication: Critical Stages / Scènes critiques
Interview with the DG of ITI
A special section of each edition is dedicated to interviews. In the 24th edition, you find a dialogue of Savas Patsalidis with Tobias Biancone with the title “The Global Role of ITI” and an interview with Tadashi Suzuki, with the title “Pumpkin and the Public Scene”.
Unter the multitude of interviews the following might also be of interest for you: Theodoros Terzopulous, Ion Caramitrou, Anina Jendreyko and Yuri Lyubimov. To access the interview just click on the name.
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Biancone
Suzuki
Terzopoulos
Caramitru
Anina Jendreyko
Yuri Lyubimov
>>To subscribe to the Newsletter for Critical Stages on its webste, please click here.
Chinese Performing Arts – Issue 3 for download
International Theatre Institute ITI and Shanghai Theatre Academy, member of the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts are proud to annouce that the third edition of the Chinese Performing Arts is now available. The journal covers the topics of today’s stage of China, the spread of Chinese Theatre and the introduction of Chinese plays and artists. This is the third issue which focuses on the development and the studies of Kunqu.
>>Click here to download or read the publication.
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
Uganda Centre of ITI | Jessica Kaahwa is awarded the Honorary Membership of the African Theatre Association AfTA
Jessica Kaahwa, World Theatre Day Message Author, Playwright, Academic & President of Uganda Centre of ITI just received the Honorary Membership of the AfTA, together with Martin Banham (Emeritus Professor of Drama and African Studies, University of Leeds), Duro Oni (University of Lagos & President, Nigerian Academy of Letters) and Ildevert Méda (Burkinabè Actor, Director and Playwright)
The title of Honorary Member of the African Theatre Association is awarded to an outstanding individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of African theatre, performance or culture.
The International Theatre Institute ITI wholeheartedly congratulates Jessica Kaahwa, Martin Banham, Duro Oni and Ildevert Méda.
>>The virtual Citation Ceremony can be watch on the YouTube Channel of AfTA.
UNESCO | The October Edition of the "UNESCO Tracker Culture & Public Policy" #13: Culture and City
Cities are a privileged ground for the exercise and recognition or cultural diversity, a critical endeavor in increasingly fragmented societies. Cities are also laboratories to harness culture to nurture societies' resilience and well being, and underpin environmental sustainability.
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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.
The September Edition of the "UNESCO Tracker Culture & Public Policy" #12: Culture and Social Cohesion
Social inclusion is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, yet culture remains under-utilised in fostering social cohesion.
"Everyone has the right to freely participate in the cultural life of the community [and] to enjoy the arts."—— Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 27
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The July Edition of the "UNESCO Tracker Culture & Public Policy" #11 a Special Report on the Meeting of G20 Ministers of Culture
The July 2021 edition carries a special report on the Meeting of G20 Ministers of Culture and their landmark declaration strongly affirming the vital role of culture across the public policy spectrum. The report explores the five main priorities seized by the Ministers of Culture of the world's largest economies for revitalizing global economic and social policy.
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The June Edition of the "UNESCO Tracker Culture & Public Policy" #10 focuses on Young People
The newest edition focuses on Culture and Youth
Today’s young people face unprecedented challenges: not only are they more likely to be unemployed, they also have to face some of the greatest challenges ever experienced by humanity. Young people are also the future guardians of our rich and diverse heritage. They are the dynamos for fresh ideas and creativity.
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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)
The May Edition of the "UNESCO Tracker Culture & Public Policy" #9 focuses on Culture and Education
The newest edition focuses on Culture & Education: Culture & education as a strategic investment for inclusive and sustainable development
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New regular UNESCO Publication “The Tracker on Culture and Public Policy”
There is a new regular online publication in which UNESCO is presenting essential data about what is happening on the world. It is called “The Tracker – Culture & Public Policy”. Click here to read what Mr. Ernesto Ottone, the UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture stated in the Special Edition of the Tracker, April 2021.
Here are the titles of the issues that have been published so far. Just click on the title in bold letters below to download or read the PDF of each issue:
The Tracker Issue 8 / Special Issue: Focus on a Year of Covid-19
The Tracker Issue 7: Focus on Culture and Peace Building
The Tracker Issue 6: Focus on Cultural Tourism
The Tracker Issue 5: Focus on Creative Economy
The Tracker Issue 4: Focus on Culture and Climate Change
The Tracker Issue 3: Focus on the Future Work
The Tracker Issue 2: Focus on Culture and Digital Technologies
The Tracker Issue 1: Focus on Culture and Multilateralism
To be informed regularly, visit www.unesco.org or write to Culture.Forum(at)unesco.org
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.
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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.