Presenters & Speakers of IUGTE Past Conferences
Practical workshop on the principles of Biomechanics and the teachings of the Russian outstanding theatrical innovator, Vsevolod Meyerhold, by theatre director and teacher, Sergei Ostrenko (Russia). Read more...
Interactive workshop and discussion for arts managers, administrators, artists and everyone interested and involved in multicultural and international arts organization, exchange and collaboration by Luca Fabbricotti (Switzerland) - manager and consultant expert in international and intercultural projects. Read more...
Practical masterclass on singing for Musical Theatre using the work of voice and speech specialist, Arthur Lessac by Shelley Cooper - voice instructor, stage director and actor specializing in Musical Theatre, the Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at LaGrange College in LaGrange, GA (USA). The basis of the masterclass is that in the world of Musical Theatre and Opera, it is not acceptable to simply have a pretty voice; you must be able to portray the character you are singing and ground it in reality. Through a series of physical, breathing, and vocal exercises, inspired greatly by Arthur Lessac, participants will unleash their true natural singing voices. Read more...
Practical participatory workshop and presentation by Denise Purvis - Assistant Professor of Dance at Southern Utah University (USA). The workshop explores the unique challenges offered through working within a system focused on participating in the Western world market, while preserving cultural heritage. Read more...
Performance with Discussion by Andrea Vazquez, Choreographer, Interdisciplinary Dance Artist, Denise Purvis - Dancer, Choreographer, Assistant Professor of Dance at Southern Utah University, USA, and Pianist James Kaufmann (USA). The performance explores the intersection and interrelation of inner and outer world; it questions one woman's relationship with her body and her environment - her desire to control her surroundings and her personal reality in the midst of environmental upheaval. Read more...
The Immigrant’s Diasporic Imagination
Work demonstration and interactive talk by Giovanni Ortega - Director, Assistant Professor at Pomona College Department of Theater and Dance (USA). The heart of this research is to collaborate with an international group of like-minded souls to engage and exchange our ideas and experiences to create works that will nurture, inspire and empower the next generation of academics and artists. Giovanni Ortega would like to invite the participants in this prolonged journey, let us embark in a voyage that will test the waters of what it’s like to be coloured in this day and age. Read more...
20 Rue Jacob: Re-envisioning the Portraits of Romaine Brooks through a Cross-Disciplinary Queer Salon
Research presentation by Courtney Harris - Assistant Professor, Department of Dance and Choreography/School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University (USA) and Charli Brissey - artist and choreographer (USA). Inspired by the life and work of early twentieth century painter Romaine Brooks, 20 Rue Jacob brings Brooks’ unique portraitures to life through video, sound, sculpture, modern dance, drag, and physical theater, resulting in an immersive performance and art installation, while also mirroring salon events of 1920s Paris. A revisionist artwork, 20 Rue Jacob reimagines and honors homosexual voices of the past, while re-contextualizing sexuality and gender through current migratory identities. Read more...
Interactive lecture and workshop by Ellie Chadwick - experimental theatre-maker, PhD researcher, teacher at the University of Warwick (UK). The session will raise the question of how we might usefully tap into the latent power of ritualistic, archetypal and symbolic patterns in a modern context. Read more...
Talk and demonstration by Ellie Chadwick - experimental theatre-maker, PhD researcher, teacher at the University of Warwick (UK) and Aaron Hussain - sound engineer and creative technician (UK). Ergo Sum is a multi-sensory event combining live performance with new technology, exploring the kaleidoscopic nature of human experience. Read more...
Presentation by Shani Robison - Associate Professor of Dance, Brigham Young University, President, CORPS de Ballet International (USA). Shani Robison had choreographed original ballets and restaged the iconic classics on the ballet company in previous years, but she wanted to involve the students in a life-changing opportunity for growth and insight that evolved from the creation of a large-scale production. During the conference Shani would like to share the production process of this two-year project with other professional artists in order to demonstrate the steps that it required, explain how it was different from a normal ballet production, show the outcomes of all of the designs (costume, make-up, choreography, lighting, scenery, etc.), and present the results, both in student comments/experiences, and in performance clips. Read more...
Workshop by Lenka Novakova - a Czech-Canadian artist, researcher, teacher, PhD candidate at The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, at Concordia University, in Montreal (Canada). Participants will explore the expanding dimension of performative space and focus on the sliding role of scenography within the margins of performance and visual arts. Lenka Novakova will provide theoretical and historical background of expanded scenographic practices, embracing the materiality of performative space, as well practical tools to explore these margines in an actual physical setting. Through practical activities, and discussion, participants will generate new perspectives of spatial performance, performative agents and the shifting role of audience. Read more...
Classical Music's 9-Foot Bridge: The Piano's Linking of Traditional and Modern Spheres in the Last Century
Lecture-discussion by Dr. Ross Richard Osmun (Canada) - recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician, teacher, Professor of Piano and Theory at Bishop’s University (Canada). This discussion aims to offer audience members a brief journey into the ever-changing role of the piano and its performers through the artistically volatile previous century. Traditional performance practices as well as expanded instrumental techniques and other innovative uses of the instrument will highlight not only acoustic properties but also the theatrical capabilities of the instrument. Sound bites, live performance and video clips will be featured as well to offer listeners a varied and holistic artistic experience. On the second day of his presentation, Dr.Osmun will also present the Mini–Recital: "From Mozart to Morel: Exploring 200 Years of Piano Music" Works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel and Morel". Read more...
Practical workshop and discussion on the principles of Biomechanics and the teachings of the Russian outstanding theatrical innovator, Vsevolod Meyerhold, by theatre director and teacher, Sergei Ostrenko (Russia). Read more...
Master acting class – participatory workshop with Q&A by Carrie Ann Quinn - MFA, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, Head of acting and directing, Associate Chair, Department of Performing Arts at University Massachusetts Boston, and Grayson Powell – MFA, Columbia University, New York based actor and co-founder of GrayKings Film Productions (USA). Read more...
Lecture-PowerPoint and video presentation on the performance experience -
the combination of Chinese Opera and The Metamorphosis by Kafka - by Phoenix Tsailuan Chang (Taiwan). Read more...
Interactive talk/lecture/discussion with live dance performance by Thomas Vacanti - dancer, choreographer, Assistant Professor in Dance at UMass Amherst (USA). Read more...
Upside Down or Downside Up?
Interactive workshop and discussion for arts managers, administrators, artists and everyone interested and involved in multicultural and international arts organization, exchange and collaboration by Luca Fabbricotti (Italy) - manager and consultant expert in international and intercultural projects. Read more...
Interactive conversation and audio-video presentation on the multicultural international performance project in Nepal by Greg Mitchell - lighting and scenic designer for theatre, opera, music, dance, and television, Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of California, Santa Barbara M.F.A., Scenic and Lighting Design from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (USA). Read more...
Lecture/video presentation and discussion on the collaboration experience in creating a choreodrama (story based choreography) using motion capture technology by Professor Eric Brandt Nielsen - dancer, director, choreographer, Director of Dance at Valdosta State University, Georgia (USA). Read more...
Anatomically Sound Solutions for the Creation of Aggressive Vocalization in Stage Combat Applications.
Interactive talk and video presentation, the overview of the anatomical components needed to create healthy, sustainable sounds of vocal violence by Tara Snyder - musical theatre voice specialist and assistant professor for Theatre UCF in the School of Performing Arts at the University of Central Florida (UCF), in Orlando (USA). Read more...
Native Performance Art in a Non-Native Setting: An American’s Guide to Musical Theatre Performance in Germany.
Interactive talk and video presentation, the practical guide to performing musical theatre abroad, discussing cultural differences and professional expectations by Amanda Hornberger - Musical Theatre BFA student at the University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando (USA). Co-presenter: Tara Snyder - musical theatre voice specialist and assistant professor for Theatre UCF in the School of Performing Arts at the University of Central Florida (UCF), in Orlando (USA). Read more...
A practical guide to how the avant-garde Italian Futurists continue to inspire creativity in theatre-making and theatre education today -
interactive discussion/lecture/brief participation by the audience/video demonstration -
by Jeffrey Bracco - director, actor, playwright and teacher, Lecturer at Santa Clara University (USA). Read more...
Lecture/presentation/writing exercise by Lauris Gundars - playwright, screenwriter, director, award-winning author, creator and Head of Writing for Theatre, film and TV Program at Latvian Academy of Culture in Riga (Latvia). Read more...
Talk and video on the idea and process of making Matrix II, a visual and conceptual movement piece, created by a true and seamless collaboration between the designer and the choreographer, by Fereshteh Rostampour, an Associate Professor of set & lighting design in the department of theatre at Auburn University, award-winning Scenographer for numerous plays, dance, opera, and film internationally (Iran - USA). Read more...
Dramatising Complex Trauma: An Exploration of the Collaborative Psycho-creative Process Between Director and Company.
Research presentation (Power Point and documentary projection) - by Lisa Adams-Davey, performer, consultant, artistic director, Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts at Edge Hill University (EHU), United Kingdom. Read more...
Presentation and discussion by Professor James Oliverio (USA) -
Composer, Director, Educator, Performing Arts Administrator, Producer, Professor of Music, Professor of Digital Arts & Sciences, Executive Director of the Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida. Read more...
Research presentation, lecture and discussion by Professor Ritirong Jiwakanon (Thailand) -
Theatre Designer, Teacher, Professor at the Department of Dramatic Arts,
Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Read more...
Interactive workshop investigating non-verbal storytelling by Professor Laura Wayth (USA) -
Assistant Professor of Acting and Coordinator of Actor Training at San Francisco State University (USA). Read more...
Interactive workshop and discussion for arts managers, administrators, artists and everyone interested and involved in multicultural and international arts organization, exchange and collaboration by Luca Fabbricotti (Italy) -
manager and consultant expert in international and intercultural projects. Read more...
Workshop, lecture, storytelling & discussion on the common threads and traditions of renewal for performing arts educators, artists, people of all ages who have interest in the creative process by Professor Brandon R. McWilliams (USA) -
Designer, Assistant Professor of Costume Design at Louisiana State University. Read more...
Random, fleeting moments, animator-machine-animator, briefly connect, and move.
Performance, presentation of the research integrating digital interactivity with live performance, explanation of process, and opportunity to interact with the technical interface, and with others through the interface. Professors William J Mackwood and Gwenyth Dobie (Canada),
Project Animators, York University, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design. Read more...
Umladlo Wezinduku: Laban Movement Studies (LMS), Zulu Stick Fighting and Cross-cultural Performance Praxis.
Interactive lecture with PowerPoint visual presentation on Laban Movement Studies (LMS) as a potentially cross-culturally viable approach to the theatrical interpretation/reinterpretation of fighting arts, in specific Zulu stick fighting by Prof. Dr. Marié-Heleen Coetzee (South Africa),
the Head of the Department of Drama at the University of Pretoria. Read more...
IUGTE Conference is glad to present the multidisciplinary art exhibition and the opportunity to meet with the local artists of Carrara city -sculptors, painters, graphic designers, illustrators, costume designers and scenographers: Giulia Bellè, Gabriele Mosti, Tiziana Ricci, Daniele Eschini, Federico Brambilla, Marcello Nesti, Nastasia Grillotti, Francesco Tufo, Tommaso Milazzo, Sonia Ravenna, Sandra Ventarelli, Alem Teklu.
Exhibition of photos, paintings and traditional costumes by Professor Asiye Aslan Özşen (Turkey) -
Artist, Researcher and Teacher, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University. Read more...
Australian artist (songwriter, singer, playwright), Roz Pappalardo, presents a performance fragment of her self-penned, one-woman play.
"Rosa" is a new Australian love story, written and performed by Roz Pappalardo, which traces a family’s history from Sicily (Italy) to Mena Creek, Far North Queensland (Australia). This is a joyous tale told through story and original songs, which examines the ties that bind while investigating the power of maternal ancestry, from grandmother to granddaughter. Read more...
Practical workshop by Ken Skrzesz (USA) - Actor, Choreographer, Director, Educator,
Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Teacher Specialist and Theatre Teacher.
Lecture-demonstration on one of the most “theatrical” musical compositions ever written for piano by Prof. Dr. Mira Kruja (USA) -
international award-winning Scholar, Performer, Music Researcher, Director of Piano and Pedagogy Studies, Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts Department, College of Education, Humanities, and Behavioral Sciences, Alabama A&M University. Read more...
Interactive conversation and shared dialogue exploring the process and necessity of building partnerships between theatre artists and individuals and organizations in the non-arts related fields who are addressing global and local issues of social import.
Speakers: Bari Hochwald (USA-Italy) - Founding Artistic Director of The Global Theatre Project located in Los Angeles, California & Florence, Italy. Professor Rita Shackel (Australia) - legal advocate and Associate Professor of law at Sydney Law School. Read more...
Interactive talk, lecture and discussion by Pofessor Elizabeth S. Palmer (USA) -
Educator, Composer, Performer and Clinician, Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Read more...
When in Doubt…Shake About: Recognizing Zumba Fitness as a Method for Fostering Social and Physical Leadership in Female Elementary School Students
Presentation and masterclass by Deanna Paolantonio (Canada) -
Master in Dance Studies, Dancer, Teacher, Educator, Fitness Instructor. Read more...
Exhibition and presentation by Sara Csonka (Hungary) - artistic name Evgeni Somarov - Animator and Comics Artist, Illustrator, the winner of IUGTE International Competition for Comics Artists, Cartoonists and Graphic Novelists. The presentation takes place in the framework of IUGTE support programme for young talents and emerging artists. Read more...
Performance presentation by Parpignol Theatre (Francesco Marchesi, Valentina Paradiso, Paolo Giannelli, Andrea Mosti - Italy), inspired by Stravinski music, traditional Russian fairytales and the Italian mask tradition - a melting pot of music, classic theatre and dance evolving into a sensory theatre experience. Read more...
Where Spirit Leads Form Will Follow - an Innovative Approach to Arts Project Funding
Seminar/interactive learning session with Gordon Kerr – teacher, writer, producer, publisher, arts administrator; Director of Dazzling Spark Arts Foundation (UK).
The Act of Creation. Grotowski - Laban - Chekhov. Physicality - Psychology - Gesture
Practical workshop with Jennifer Mizenko (Professor of Dance and Movement for the Actor, Certified Laban Movement Analyst, Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique - USA).
Space and The Actor
Practical workshop with Laura Wayth - Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Actor Training Program, San Francisco State University (USA).
Fixing Foundations. A guide to Longevity in the High Performance Performing Arts of Circus, Dance, Clown and Physical Theatre
Presentation and practical workshop with Alisa Walton - Artistic Director of Crow's Feet Physical Theatre and Lab le Jeu Inc; Physical Theatre coach, dancer, actor (film, television, theatre), aerial bungee artist, stilt dancer, stunt coach, anatomist (Canada).
Folklore in Performance and Cultural reception for an International Audience
Presentation by Geetha Creffield - MA in Performance and Culture, Goldsmiths College, University of London, Director, ACSian Theatre; writer, researcher, educator, speaker and teacher (Singapore/UK).
Fusing Traditional With Contemporary in Australian Indigenous Theatrical Experiences
Video presentation with Nathalie Vallejo - Manager, Marketing & Communications, Bangarra Dance Theatre Australia; arts manager and practitioner - performing arts marketing and communications, public relations and administration (Australia).
Invented Traditions - What Makes Indian Dance 'Indian'?
Video presentation with Gitanjali Kolanad (choreographer, teacher, dance researcher - India) and Brandy Leary (Founder and Artistic Director of Anandam Dancetheatre - Canada).
The Art of Co-creation: Building Professional Platforms for Artists with Different Abilities
Presentation with Sophia Alexandersson - Director Share Music Sweden; musician, expert in arts and culture project management, performing arts, accessibility and international cooperation (Sweden).
Creating and Managing Positive Revenue Centers Within a Non-Profit Environment/Organization: A Quantitative and Qualitative Case Study of Summer Performing Arts Programs at New York University’s Steinhardt School
Presentation by William R. Naugle, PhD, Administrative Director, Music and Performing Arts Professions, The Steinhardt School, New York University; expert in arts administration and project management, educator and teacher (USA).
Pouring Brain - Warm Thoughts in the Cold Winter
Presentation by Sara Csonka, comics and animation artist, illustrator, the winner of the International Competition for Comics Artists, Cartoonists and Graphic Novelists (Hungary).
Matah Ati. A Javanese Opera Through the Lens of A Foreign Audience
Presentation by Yati Yusoff - international tour manager and independent producer (Indonesia).
Introduction to Commedia dell'Arte
Practical workshop with Rosa Campagnaro - director, actor, teacher, Director of "Make A Scene", a bilingual theatre education company (Australia).
Arts in Transition: Artists and Institutions of the Czech Republic Reflect, Adapt and Look to the Future.
Presentation with Todd Dellinger - expert in arts administration, producer (USA).
Aboriginal Artists and the Aesthetic of Traditional: Encountering Inter-Cultural Language on the Modern Stage.
Presentation with Dione A. Joseph - theater director and writer (Australia).
Presentation with Monika Herzig - musician, performer, arts administrator (USA).
The Opportunities and Challenges of Managing Alternative Theatre Stages in Istanbul: The Collective and Individual Actions and Propositions.
Presentation with Burcu Yasemin Şeyben - playwright, arts researcher, expert in cultural policies (Turkey).
Lecture-presentation with Amy Drake - director, playwright and actor (USA).
Performance presentation with Pamela Crevcoure (creative artist, expert in costume design, manager), Irene Mack-Shafer (creative artist, expert in design), Kelli Sanford-Burgoon (dancer, choreographer) and Michael Vamos (dancer, choreographer) - USA.
Workshop presentation with Maggie Killingbeck - dancer, choreographer, teacher (UK).
A Study of the Process in Contemporary Dramatic Script Creation Developed from Lanna Folk Performing Arts: A Case Study of Sasiwipa Richardson.
Presentation with Wanasak Padungsestakit, performer, performing arts teacher and researcher, and Sayompooh Jindarat - director, actor (Thailand).
Workshop presentation with Bill J. Adams - musician, performer, music researcher and teacher (USA).
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)’s Innovative Musical Language, Incorporating Traditional Elements of the Western Music, Church Music into the Contemporary Music of His Own.
Presentation with Young-Hyun Cho - musician, music researcher and teacher (USA).
Presentation with Ruth Boden - musician, performer and teacher (USA).
Presentation with Dean Luethi - musician, music researcher, performer, teacher (USA).
Presentation with Carola Boehm (musician, arts researcher and arts aministrator), Jane Linden (artist, curator, arts administrator), Jodie Gibson (arts aministrator and arts manager), Gavin Carver (designer, stage manager, lighting designer, carnival designer) - UK.
Presentation with Stephen Wetzel - artist, performer, filmmaker, teacher (USA).
Practical workshop with Lisa D. Long - educator, choreographer, dancer (USA).
Presentation with Harris Jahim - actor, director, choreographer and fight choreographer (Singapore).
Presentation with Alan Salzenstein - arts administrator, educator, theatrical producer, consultant (USA).
“The Art of the Solo Dance”
Practical workshop with Cara Harker – educator, dancer, choreographer (USA).
Presentation with Catherine Rand – educator, musician, conductor (USA).
Presentation with Jan Hendrik Nel - expert in stage and entertainment technology, educator (South Africa).
“The Creation of Art in the Art therapy Educational Process to: Increase Self Awareness, Understanding of Concepts and Clarify Clinical Issues”
Presentation with Betty Hartzell - art therapist, counselor, educator (USA).
“A Historical Glimpse of Cabaret in its Traditional and Contemporary Forms
Through the Music of Satie, Poulenc, Weill, Schoenberg, Britten and Moore”
Presentation with Denise Ritter Bernardini – voice expert and performer (USA).
Theatre mask exhibition and practical workshop with Ali Asghar Khatibzadeh - artist, performer, mask designer, playwright (Iran).
Lecture-demonstration with Bannikuppe Munivenkatappa Jayashree - musician, music educator and scholar (India).
Presentation and lecture with Deborah Arlene Lütge - performer, director, poet, playwright and theatre practitioner (South Africa).
Performance demonstration with Leo Ashizawa - performer, director, writer (UK-Japan).
Practical workshop with Cynthia Roses-Thema - dancer, educator, writer, performer, dance critic, teacher (USA).
“Bridging the Gap Between Classical and Film Music:
Teaching the Fundamentals of Music Through Its Incorporation In the Motion Picture”
Lecture-presentation and discussion with Ross Osmun – musician, music educator and scholar (Canada).
Lecture with Youngjoo Choi - theatre critic and scholar, translator and dramaturg (South Korea).
"Liszt's Mid-Life Crisis and the Genesis of the B Minor Sonata"
Lecture-presentation and discussion with Ross Osmun – musician, music educator and scholar (Canada).
presentation with Susheela Shrimushnam - musician, music educator and teacher (India).
Practical workshop with Willow Chang - performer, instructor, choreographer, designer, producer and musician (Hawaii).
Presentation and lecture with Deborah Arlene Lütge - performer, director, poet, playwright and theatre practitioner (South Africa).
Performance demonstration with Willow Chang - multi-disciplined artist, performer, instructor, choreographer, designer, producer and musician (Hawaii).
Workshop with Christina Keefe - actor, teacher, voice and text coach (USA).
Presentation with Jennifer Edwards - MFA, RYT, cultural critic, public speaker, writer, choreographer (USA).
"Dramatic Action in Movement: Psycho-Physical Exploration of Text and Action"
Workshop with Cara Rawlings - teacher, performer, fight director and dance choreographer (USA).
Workshop with Sergei Ostrenko - theatre director and teacher (Russia).
"Scenical music productions for families with very young children: from an overview of past creations to new perspectives and challenges on artistic creation addressed to infants and toddlers"
Presentation with Helena Rodrigues - Member of IUGTE, musician, psychologist, music and drama therapist, teacher (Portugal).
Morning warm-up with Inga Ryazanoff – performing arts manager, painter, performer, teacher, psychologist (Latvia) and Giorgia Zago – theatre and film actor, playwright, teacher, performing arts manager (Italy).
Presentation with Hsiaoling I - theatre actor, director, teacher of performance and vocal skills (Taiwan).
"Integrating Arthur Lessac's Voice and Body System with Tadashi Suzuki's Movement for the Actor"
Workshop with Robin Carr - voice specialist, coach, acting instructor (USA).
"Japanese Noh and Suzuki Techniques"
"The fascinating world of Chinese Opera"
"Missing Pieces: Applying Theatre Talents Off-Stage"
"Commedia Dell’Arte - A Tradition of Playing Now"
"Staging the Dream: Ella Jaroszewicz and the Studio Magenia"
"BoxWhatBox: Performance Creation Workshop"
"Exploring Pause Behavior"
"The fascinating world of Chinese Opera"
"Salt and sugar" - A’la carte cabaret
"Real Time Theatre Collaboration Goes International:
"Theatricality in Non-Theatrical Music".
"Distinct, Efficient and Pleasing"
"Falling Among the Nettles"
"The research into Native Performance Culture"
"Actor's Improvisation in the Course of Through Action" and workshop "Actor's Training of Scenic Action Improvisation".
"The Russian Theatre tradition and the method and practice by Anatoly Vasilyev"
"Feldenkreis Method as the Science and Art of Human Movement"
"Art Pedagogics. Art Therapy"
"Psychodrama and Sociology"
"Work with Images"
"Principles of Improvisation. Investigation of Spontaneity"
"Color Psychology and Art Therapy"
"Contact Improvisation and Movement Training for Actors"
"Russian Authentic Singing for Actors"
"Actor's Technique and Methods of Rehearsing in Russian Theatre Tradition using the plays of A.Chekhov"