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who are we at IUGTE?What we do at IUGTE?

Our Programs, Our Archive, Our People


Creativity, innovation and potential for the contemporary international performing arts scene!

IUGTE is the non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 2000 by the group of experts in the field of social science, culture and art.

The organization was established with the purpose of exploring the bridge between world theatre traditions and contemporary performing arts, developing international programmes, promoting multicultural dialogue, supporting the freedom of creative expression and tolerance through the acquaintance with the diversity of world traditions.

Its staff is a collaborative community of experts in the field of performing arts, social science, culture and arts management aiming to achieve the highest level of excellence in organizational work, research, teaching and creative endeavors.

Its programmes provide opportunities for intellectual, practical and experiential knowledge of the performing arts, a practical working knowledge of the craft, discipline, the critical thinking it requires, and a deep appreciation for the collaborative art of theatre.

Since 2000, IUGTE has carried out over fifty international performing arts conferences, training courses and collaboration projects in Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden and Ukraine.


  • Give a hands-on education programs for actors, dancers, directors, choreographers, physical actors.
  • Provide a platform to link up people of performing arts industry from different cultures to exchange experiences and ideas on contemporary performing arts.
  • Expand opportunities for performing arts professionals in networking on the international level.
We believe that researching different world traditions and cultures, we will find a common language - language of art!

For One Global Theatre Experience: over 1700 international participants, more than 50 countries

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"You should be proud of what you have accomplished. Congratulations and every good success for the future of the IUGTE"
John Staniunas, USA

"You have developed some extraordinary actors and performers, and you should be proud of them. Their talents should be showcased for all to see"
Lorna Strand, USA

"IUGTE's commitment to performance studies on an international scope has introduced an extraordinary opportunity for theatre directors, scholars, students, choreoagraphers, and writers to share and develop artistic creation"
Sheila Gordon, USA