ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts

News Archive

Here you find the News Archive of past events and updates. It is published in ascending order according to date.

Live Discussion with Global Theatre Academies
Monday, 13 April, 21:00 (Hong Kong Time, UCT +8 hours)

An Initiative of the School of Drama of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and Hong Kong Dramatists It's not an easy time for all of us global citizens. It's a challenging time for us theatre teachers and academies to sustain teaching and learning activities for our students.

It’s especially challenging for us teachers to conduct quality teaching and arrange assessment through new mediums while taking care of our vulnerable families and communities, not to mention our own selves.

Theatre educators from every corner of the world are all welcome to join the dialogue. With this call we would like especially invite all the members of the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts to participate.

The Live Discussion will be held on Monday, 13 April 2020 at 21:00 (UTC +8, Hong Kong Time).

Here is the link for the dialogue participation in the Live Discussion. Please let us also know a bit about yourself. Link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3mf7yZOyZHjJFr0NQGPXM-gg4zcnR4vjjmdfbzk9r1MmHTQ/viewform

To coordinate your participation please check in a Time Zone Converter what time it is at your place when it is 21:00 (9 pm) in Hong Kong. A simple one you find here: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com Should you have any question, please contact our faculty Janice POON, SeniorLecturer in Playwriting and Dramaturgy at janicepoon(at)hkapa.edu. Let's connect!

Cancellation of the Second Student Festival of the ITI/UNESCO Network

As you might already know, the second Student Festival of the ITI/UNESCO Network, scheduled for July 2020, has been cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid-19. The decision was made by the leaders of the Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d'Europa and the Secretariat of the ITI/UNESCO Network. This decision has been announced to all the potentially participating schools and educators.

The ITI/UNESCO Network would like to thank the leaders and members of the Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d´Europa for all their great efforts, the meetings in Milano, Moscow and Fujairah (United Arab Emirates). The Secretariat is sending its prayers and empowering thoughts to the friends of Piccolo Teatro and hope that the Covid-19 crisis will end as soon as possible.

The Secretariat of the ITI/UNESCO Network would like to extend its gratitude also to everyone who applied to be involved in the Second Student Festival. Our work will not go in vain. As an excellent platform for international exchange among young performing arts talents, the second Student Festival of the ITI/UNESCO Network will remain a priority for the future of the ITI/UNESCO Network.

Share with us the empowering thoughts to all the leaders and members of Piccolo Teatro.
To create a Student Festival in the situation that the world is in now is impossible. But the ITI/UNESCO Network is not giving up to think about and plan a future festival.

One idea that is under discussion is to create an Online Student Festival. But there are some barriers to overcome – the time zone differences, the creation of student performances for such a festival may be not be possible for the institutions, etc.

For more information, please click here.

IAPAR International Theatre Festival 2020: Application Deadline Extended

As the IAPAR International Theatre Festival enters into its fifth year, the thrust to keep the 'Actor at the Centre', has been infinitely rewarding. In the current socio-political-cultural situation worldwide, there are many voices which need a representation, hence the decision to focus the festival on ‘Marginalised Narratives’.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis worldwide the deadline for an application has been extended to 15 April 2020. The IAPAR Theatre Festival is scheduled to happen in November 2020.

We understand that this crisis has put everyone around the world at great risk and caused major and minor problems or inconveniences. It is our sincere wish that this extension eases pressure on those interested in sending applications. We look forward to receiving your entry and would also like to appreciate your dedication in continuing to work for art in these difficult times. We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.

For more details about the festival, you may visit www.festival.iapar.in

Send us an email on iapar.festival(at)gmail.com for the detailed application form or call on +91 77750 52719 to know more.

New Network Member

The Network is pleased to announce a new member from the USA.

The School of Theatre and Dance of the Texas Tech University have been officially accepted into the Network. Established in 1923, it is a highly active and inventive institution dedicated to exploring voices, attaining excellence in the practice and scholarship of theatre and dance, and establishing international and domestic collaboration through the Network.

They are based in Lubbock, Texas, and can be found on Flint Avenue and 18th Street, Lubbock, Texas, 79410 at the Maeden Theatre. Their main contact for collaboration is Mark.charney(at)ttu.edu

More information can be found on their website https://www.ttu.edu/ and shortly on the Network Website.

We are sure you will join us in welcoming them into the Network!

If your institution would like to join, please complete the application forms in English, French, or Spanish or contact the Network Secretariat for more details.

Akt-Zent: Open Call for ALthattheatre 2020- Starting world-wide online 1 March and in Montecreto, Italy, from 15 April - 27 May

The World Theatre Training Institute – Akt-Zent - introduces its first full version of a unique education for vocational training as well as for postgraduate studies using Quantum Pedagogy, created and conducted by Jurij Alschitz and his international team of teachers.

Instead of attending a multi-year education, ALthattheatre proposes a three month training course to prepare the individual for an artistic career. The first part is a 40 days online preparation, followed by the 40 days practical training on stage.

It is the definite aim of this training programme to create a group of utmost diversity concerning age, professional and cultural background. Registration and contracting starts now in December 2019. >>To have more information about this training programme please click here, >>to have access to the registration please click here.

Akt-Zent: Assuming the future is shaping the future: Open Call for Experts’ Colloquium, Kazan, Russia, 10 - 12 June 2020

On the initiative Dr Jurij Alschitz & Christine Schmalor, the ITI/UNESCO Network’s working group on Hybrid Education will meet during the VI International Theatre and Education Festival-Forum “Nauruz” of the Galiaskar Kamal Tatar Academic Theatre. They wish to attract specialists to get involved in the Colloquium and contribute to a creative exchange of ideas.

Digitality is not a technical question but a cultural competence. Today we are facing the need for substantial changes in education in general. New demands for innovation of content and methodology arise in the education process. How does the digital mindset affect the process of acting, stage presence, dramaturgy, and methodological tools for artistic development? How do we imagine the future of teaching? How can online training be useful for theatre?

>>To explore some answers to these questions, and find out how to get involved as a speaker or listener please click here. Contact: World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT/ITI akt.zent(at)berlin.de

Fellows Program Application open, Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics

The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab) invites applications for the 2020-2021 cohort of its Fellows Program. The Lab’s mission is to humanize global politics through the power of performance. To this end, applications are welcomed from performing artists who also define themselves as community-based and/or globally minded activists, educators, or policymakers working at the intersection of performance and politics/social justice. The Fellows Program is an 18-month, transnational residency that connects Fellows to a community of peers, fosters collaboration, and inspires intersectional and international dialogue. The deadline for submissions is 27 December 2019. >>To have more information about this programme and to have access to the registration please click here.

Second Student Festival of the ITI/UNESCO Network at Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d'Europa: Close of Applications and Following Steps

The Network Secretariat would like to extend its thanks to everyone who applied to be involved in the Second Network Festival at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan.

We have been overwhelmed with applications from all over the world, from both current and potential new members, and would like to make clear our gratitude for the call to be met with such enthusiasm.

The deadline for applications is now closed. The following steps will be to present the applications to our assembled jury to see which ones will be invited to the festival. The decision process will follow a code in alignment with ITI and UNESCO’s major goals – and the relevance to the festival theme of ‘Home’ and inclusion from as many UNESCO continents as possible will be taken into consideration. We hope to keep all those who have applied updated throughout the process.

Good luck to all who applied!

Open Call Experts’ Colloquium “Theatre Training in Hyperspace” - Kazan, Russia 10 -12 June 2020

This colloquium stands in the tradition of our METHODIKA International Festival for Theatre Training Methods calling for artistic, creative initiatives to shape the future of theatre education.
I invite you to submit your contribution. Find below some thoughts and topics around which we may organize our exchange. Please look and encourage also those colleagues at your institutions who may be the right person for this theme for the benefit of your institution and the common research.
We will have three days of intensive debates, evenings to see theatre, and to meet the colleagues of the Festival-Forum. The organizers offer to those who are interested an excursion on the day after (13 June) to see the stunning landscape and cultural world heritage around Kazan.
Conditions
We can accept 10 speakers offering full accommodation for 4 (5) nights and local transport. Please apply with a short proposition on the theme and content. Furthermore, we encourage any interested person to join as participant at their own costs.
Please send your proposal / expression of interest until 30th of November 2019 to akt.zent(at)berlin.de
Looking forward to meeting you in Kazan.
>>For more information please click here

Call for Application for the Second Student Festival of the ITI/UNESCO Network at Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d'Europa

The Network Secretariat is pleased to announce a second Student Festival of the ITI/UNESCO Network has been confirmed, and applications are now open. The Student Festival will be held at the facilities of Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d'Europa in Milan/Italy from Monday to Friday, 13 to 17 July 2020. Ten successful applicant Universities/Institutions from the ITI/UNESCO Network will be invited to bring a group of up to ten people to give a performance related to the theme of “Home”. The attending professor is also asked to give a workshop during the festival.
The hosts have kindly agreed to provide accommodation and breakfast to successful applicants. Travel and visa costs must be covered by the applicants themselves.
This presents a fantastic opportunity for the Member Institutions of the ITI/UNESCO Network to give their students a wonderful experience on a global stage and for the teachers to exchange with their colleagues.
We wish you luck in your applications, which must follow the terms and conditions laid out in the call. The deadline for applications is 15 November 2019. Only Network Member Institutions can apply.
>>Click here to view The Call in full
>>Click here to view the Application Form