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University of Hassan II (Casablanca/Morocco)

Call for participation in the 34th edition of the International University Theater Festival of Casablanca, organized by the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences Ben M'Sik, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco, from 23 to 28 July 2022, under the theme "Reinventing The Theatre".
More information: https://www.fituc.ma/

The application should be sent to fitucfituc(at)gmail.com and agonegai(at)hotmail.com. The deadline for submission of theatrical pieces filmed for the selection is 23 June 2022.

>>Click here to download the Participation Rules, Application Form, and Application Form for Workshop Supervision.

Arts Research Institute of Georgia
Tbilisi Children and Youth International Festival

It will take place from 1 to 6 June. The programme includes indoor and outdoor performances for children, performed by children from different age groups. A special programme will be offered for refugee children from Ukraine, with round tables dedicated to the problems of Theatre and Youth/Children. There will be an international jury with members from Switzerland, Iran, Georgia, and a representative from ASSITEJ.
Contact: lkhetaguri(at)hotmail.com and itigeorgiacentre(at)gmail.com.
>>Click here for more information.

Arts Research Institute of Georgia
The 2nd Edition of the Movement, Physical and Dance Theatre International Festival

It will take place in Tbilisi from 14 to 18 June. The programme includes an International guest programme (Spain, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Armenia, Poland, Georgia, etc), workshops, and round tables. The main part of the program is the Georgian Showcase and a special day with Georgian Traditional Dance, by the unique Georgian dance company. Contact: lkhetaguri(at)hotmail.com and itigeorgiacentre(at)gmail.com. >>Click here for more information and the application form.

Shanghai Theatre Academy (Shanghai/China)
Open Call: Shanghai Summer School - Chinese Traditional Performance Online Course

The online course will take place from 18 June to 9 July 2022. The Shanghai Summer School - Chinese Traditional Performance Online Course is a nearly four-week course taught in English. It's an online course that contains repertoire appreciation, lectures by famous artists, basic acting skills, short excerpt learning and interview videos to help the students understand the history, the current situation and the perspective of Xiqu (the traditional Chinese opera) and its training system, as well as practitioners' strive and success stories.
Application Deadline: 30 May 2022 >>Click here for more information and to download the Application Form.

If you are interested, please send the application form to sta_international(at)163.com

Shanghai Theatre Academy (Shanghai/China)
Call for the 11th Shanghai International Experimental Theatre Festival

It will take place from 17 to 23 October 2022. The theme of the festival is Comedy in the Pandemic – Tribute to Moliere, dedicated to the 400th birthday anniversary of Moliere. The performances are not limited to Moliere’s plays. All selected international groups will present their performance online during the week-long Festival and are encouraged to participate and give a keynote speech online at the symposium. The organizing committee will pay for the online broadcasting right of the selected company’s works and offer an honorarium for presentations and papers shared at the symposium.
The application deadline is 15 July 2022. If you are interested, please send your application to STAfestival(at)163.com
>>Click here to view or download the entire call.

Alicia Alonso Dance Institute, University Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid/Spain)
Call for the second edition of the World Performing Arts Research Congress

The second edition of the World Performing Arts Research Congress will be held in person and online on 13, 14 and 15 October 2022 in Salamanca City, Spain. All the details of the call for the Congress will be available on the website www.congreso.alicialonso.org from 14 May 2022. If you are interested, please write to Luis Llerena at luis.llerena(at)urjc.es.
Submission of Communication Summaries: Until 20 September 2022.
Notification of acceptance of Communication Summaries received: Until 30 September 2022.
Submission of the Academic Article to be published until 10 October 2022.
Registration and payment of participants: Until 13 October 2022.
Registration and payment of Accepted Communications: Until 10 October 2022.
Publication of reports: November 2022.

World Theatre Training Institute AKT-ZENT/ITI (Berlin/Germany)
A masterclass with Jurij Alschitz: Five essential aspects of the professional director's craft

In a masterclass with Jurij Alschitz, five essential aspects of professional directing will be explored in five online modules of two days each from 18 May to 16 June 2022. Directors ask actors to trust them. As artists, we should not be afraid to take risks, but as directors, we have an enormous responsibility – towards art and our actors. The greatest happiness is to create works together – and this process lies in the hands of the director. When it happens, we speak of mastery. There is no recipe for this, but there are professional ways to get there. This course invites you to do so, with 5 topics for 5 meetings over two days each. You can attend one or all of them.
>>For more information about the meetings, please click here.
>>To register, please click here.

Expression of Gratitude

With the support of the Members of the ITI/UNESCO Network and all the participating members, the Special Connecting Event from 13 to 17 December 2021 has developed into a highly appreciated gathering. The event has reached its goal to enhance the communication among our members, promote interaction between artists and students, and build potential collaborations. More than 600 participants from different parts of the world joined the five-day event.
The team of the General Secretariat want to express its deepest gratitude to all the participants for participating and contributing to this Special Connecting Event.

Applied Theatre India Foundation ATiF
E-Book: Role of Applied Theatre in Indian Society

The first virtual conference on 'Role of Applied Theatre in Indian Society' organized by Applied Theatre India Foundation in association with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) is an opportunity for Applied Theatre practitioners in India to present their work and research on an international platform. The practices need to be theorized for the appropriate study in future and ATI Foundation is working to build the academic framework in India for Applied Theatre. People working in diverse fields, such as theatre in education, theatre of the oppressed, playback theatre, special education need, and storytelling participated in this conference from India, the USA and the UK. This E-Book contains all the papers presented at the conference.

>>Click here to view the E-Book.

Invitation to Participate in the Special Connecting Event | 13 to 17 December 2021– online

The Special Connecting Event is approaching, and the Secretariat of the ITI/UNESCO Network is preparing the event with utmost care. The Special Connecting Event will be held online, from Monday to Friday, 13 to 17 December 2021. It starts everyday at 14h00 Paris Time. The overall goals are bringing people into communication with each other, giving information and providing inspiration. More than 40 member institutions of the ITI/UNESCO Network of Higher Education in the Performing Arts from all over the world have confirmed their participation in this event and will present themselves.

The ITI/UNESCO Network sincerely invites you to participate or watch this event. Watching the Event is available for everybody who is interested in the Network. During the event you may watch the event over Facebook ITI/Unesco Network, afterwards also on the Network website.

For questions, please contact secretariat(at)iti-unesco-network.org.

>>Click here to visit the Special Connecting Event pages

Pre-Announcement: Special Connecting Event | 13 to 17 December 2021– online

The ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts is growing steadily. As an on-site General Assembly is not possible due to the pandemic, the Secretariat of the ITI/UNESCO Network is organizing a “Special Connecting Event”. During the first four days event the Members of the Network will present themselves and their activities. After each day’s presentation a notable performing artist is presenting a video and is in dialogue with students and educators. During the last day, there will be break-out sessions on different themes.

The Event is conceived as an event for its members. Any students and educators who are interested in the presentations and the dialogue with the artists can watch the event over Facebook. The Event allows also special guests to participate. Please get in touch with the Secretariat, for more information or the possibilities to register as one of the special guests: secretariat(at)iti-unesco-network.org (The number is limited.)

Save the date! The detailed programme will be released soon.

2nd Student Festival

Theatre in and Beyond the Time of COVID-19
Not having had the possibility to hold the Second Student Festival in the venues of the Piccolo Teatro in Milano, the organizers had an intensive communication with each selected institutions to explore the possibility of having the Festival online. Thanks for the significant commitment made by each participant this unique online Festival finally shaped his form: It contained eight performances, eight after-show discussions and a conference. It was created in a great attitude of passion, dedication and collaboration.
>>Click here to visit 2nd Student Festival pages