ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts - Special Connecting Event

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Shanghai Theatre Academy STA
11th Shanghai International Experimental Theatre Festival
From 17 to 23 October 2022

Shanghai International Experimental Theatre Festival was founded by the Shanghai Theatre Academy (a member of the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education) in 1998, and it has developed into a regular biennial event after seven rounds. The 11th Shanghai International Experimental Theatre Festival, co-organized by Shanghai Theatre Academy, Yunnan Arts University and the International Theatre Institute ITI will happen from 17 to 23 October 2022.
The theme of this year’s festival is Experimental Theatre in the Pandemic – Tribute to Moliere, dedicated to the 400th anniversary of Moliere’s birth. The artists from Germany, Georgia, Greece, India, Italy, Iran, Northern Macedonia, South Korea, Uruguay, and China will present 15 performances online during the week-long festival and an international academic symposium will be held at the end of the event.
Please go to to see all the videos of the selected theatre productions. (All the videos will be available on 17 October 2022.)

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

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.

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) (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