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.
Our 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.
Our 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, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Russia, Slovenia, Sweden and Ukraine. We have collaborated with over 150 teachers from different countries, and our programmes have been attended by over 1500 international students.
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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