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2nd Student Festival of the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts at Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Artistic Committee Meeting

The Secretariat of the ITI/UNESCO Network for Higher Education in the Performing Arts would like to extend its gratitude to everyone who applied for the 2nd Student Festival of the Network, to be held at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan in July.

The Secretariat has received 20 applications from universities all around the world. As there are only 10 “theatre schools” can participate, the Artistic Committee of the Student Festival must go through all the applications and decide according to the criteria that are set for the Festival in a fair way.

The first round has been done over email, the second and final round will be done at a meeting at the Fujairah International Monodrama Festival, 24/25 February. Which “theatre schools” are chosen will be announced in a future Newsletter.

Accademia Teatro Dimitri: Advanced Studies Program for 2020

Accademia Dimitri is proud to announce that the application process for the Advanced Studies Program for 2020 has started. Please see the attached program.

To find further information about the program >>please click here to access to their website. If you are >>interested in the easter and summer workshops, please click here.

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.

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.

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!

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