We are happy to announce that SWEDSTAGE, the Swedish showcase for performing arts in Stockholm will take place from 23rd to 25th October 2016.
For more information please visit: www.swedstage.se
The 56th International Theatre Festival MESS will take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Festival will be held from September 30th to October 9th, 2016. It will consist of 23 performances from 16 countries, and include a thought-provoking side program. For further information, feel free to contact the Protocol and Event Manager Dajana Gurda at : dajana(at)mess.ba
Executive Council Meeting
The Executive Council of ITI met in Ljubljana from June 4th to June 5th 2016 for its 143rd Session. The Executive Council decided that the 35th ITI World Congress will happen in 2017. The date and location will be publicized as soon as a decision has been made.
“Gurdjieff and Contemporary Culture” project
The “Gurdjieff and Contemporary Culture” project is the initiative of Stichting Caucasus Foundation (SCF) and Fico Ballet together with international partners (ITI Georgian Centre), (SCF in past was organizer of international conference and publication in 2007 “Gurdjieff in Tiflis”).
Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts
On July 15th 2016 : Opening of the Information Centre of the Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts in Moscow, Russia
The Raykin Higher Education Institution of Moscow has been appointed as the Information Centre" of the ITI / UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts.
On 15th July this was celebrated with a Press Conference in Moscow.
Fore more information about the Network, please contact: Dimitry Trubotchkin, trubotchkin(at) gmail.com, or Chen Zhongwen, chen.zhongwen(at) iti-worldwide.org
In July 2016, the Maoundoh-Culture Theatre (Themacult), N’Djamena, Chad, celebrated the 27th year since its creation. Happy anniversary!
Contact : Vangdar Dorsouma, themacult(at)yahoo.fr
Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin
The International Literature Festival Berlin (ilb) calls on all individuals, institutions and media that care about democracy to participate in a worldwide reading of selected texts for Democracy and against Populism, on 7 September 2016 >> More information please visit www.worldwide-reading.com
Call for Collaboration with the Theatre Department of Universidade de Estado do Amazonas
The situation in Brazil and Manaus not only hit culture, but also arts education. The teachers and students of the Theatre Department of Universidade de Estado do Amazonas were extremely disappointed that the workshop programme of the Congress did not happen. They need your support. Please write to the leader, Annie Martins, from the Universidad de Estado do Amazonas, if you see any possibility of offering a workshop. Email: email@example.com
12th edition of the Shakespeare Festival in Yerevan
This year from 22nd to October 28th 2016, the Armenian Centre of ITI will organize the 12th edition of the Shakespeare Festival in Yerevan. The festival will be opened with an international project of the Dramatic Theatre Committee of ITI “The Tempest”.
All ITI Members are invited to join the festival as participants with their Shakespeare performances.
You can send the brief information about your theatre company and the synopsis of the play, along with the link to video of the play to sitfarmenia(at)yahoo.com till August 15th 2016. The results will be announced on August 20th 2016.
The Music Theatre NOW Network of ITI is announcing the winners and special mentions of the 2015 Music Theatre NOW Competition.
The Mexican Centre of ITI UNESCO announces the “XXVIII Encouentro Nacional de los Amantes del Teatro”, del 08 al 31 de ene 2016.
Dance Symposium during the ITI World Congress
The International Dance Committee IDC is organizing a Dance Symposium during the 35th ITI World Congress. The theme of the symposium is: “Dancing in the Body of Nature”. IDC is looking for contemporary dance performances, lectures and workshops. Deadline: 10 February 2016 (If you are interested, ask Machi Lindahl if you can submit the details later. firstname.lastname@example.org (President of the International Dance Committee IDC).
The Importance of Regional Councils
Regional Councils are important for the development of ITI. They are regional collaboration body that enables for the Centres and Cooperating Members of the region to exchange information, to coordinate activities and projects, to help each other by showing “best practices” and to scout for new Centres in the region. That is why the Executive Council, its president and vice-presidents plan to organize regional councils in the near future, preferably before the ITI World Congress.
The Arab Regional Council happenend on February 23, in Fujairah
The Regional Council for Asia / Pacific is planned for 28 March, after the World Theatre Day celebration in Guangzhou / China, by the Chinese Centre of ITI. The European Regional Council is planned to happen at the end of March or beginning of May in Lecce / Italy, on the initiative of the Italian Centre of ITI. The African Centres meet regularly and the Centres of the Americas (North, South and Central America) might meet before the Congress as well.
Relocation of ITI Headquarters to Shanghai and the ITI Office at UNESCO
Moving from Paris to Shanghai.First of all I would like to clarify that we still have an office at UNESCO. We moved from the UNESCO Office of ITI into a smaller (and cheaper) office space in the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Bonvin Building, Room 9.44. The address is the same: UNESCO, 1 Rue Miollis, 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France. This is still the official address of ITI. ITI still is registered in France. The office is used when the members of the General Secretariat are in Paris for meetings or for the International Dance Day in April this year.
Account in France: All the contributions of the ITI Centres and Cooperating Members go, to keep it simple, to the same account as usual, Société Générale.
The relocation of the General Secretariat to Shanghai is now completed. After sending all the material to Shanghai, handing over the archive of ITI to the Bibliothèque Nationale de France BNF where the information is easily accessible to all interested persons such as ITI Members, academics and students from all over the world, etc., emptying the old office spaces and moving the furniture and materials needed in France to the new office, ITI officially was welcomed by the Shanghai Municipality, the Shanghai Theatre Academy and the Jing´an District in a provisory office at the beginning of April.
The Development of the New Team in Shanghai
As you were informed in March the Paris staff do no longer work for ITI. This meant that a new team in Shanghai had to be built up.
CHEN Zhongwen was the first staff that was employed for the General Secretariat, in April. Originally from Shanghai, she lived in France for 8 years. She did her master degree in education in France. Before she left to France she worked in Xinhua News Agency Shanghai Branch and afterwards established a private school in Shanghai. That means she is well acquainted with the procedures in China, and a very good asset for ITI. The participants of the last Congress met her there as a photographer. She has the post of Assistant of the DG / Director for Collaborations. She also is responsible for the Accounts, Budget and Collaboration with the Shanghai Theatre Academy and the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing. She speaks Chinese, English and French. Email: chen.zhongwen(at)iti-worldwide.org
TANG Yiming is a Chinese staff. He holds the post as ITI Establishing Officer. He work for different organizations connected with the performing arts, and a event management agency. For ITI he is helping to establish the organization, takes care of new international staff when they arrive in Shanghai, translates from Chinese to English and English to Chinese at events and at meetings. He started to work in autumn last year. info(at)iti-worldwide.org
GUO Ping is a Chinese staff. She is well versed in accounting and purchasing and is doing all the thousand things that have to be done with dealing with finances, receipts, accounting, and all the regulations that are legally mandatory for finances and purchases. She worked for different big companies and organizations before she joined ITI mid-2015. She speaks Chinese and is currently improving her English. Email: guo.ping(at)iti-worldwide.org
Malory DOMECYN es from France. She is the ITI Communications Officer and just started working for ITI, part time, after her return from Hong Kong to Shanghai. She did two master degrees one in United Kingdom and one in France. She started working in Shanghai and then in Hong Kong. She is doing translations from English to French and is currently introduced in part of the huge communication tasks that ITI has to develop for being a highly professional world organization for the performing arts. Email: malory.domecyn(at)iti-worldwide.org