December 17 - 21, 2015
"Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity"
is the annual international multidisciplinary conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts.
Theatre - Dance - Music - Visual & Multimedia Art - Arts administration -
Theater Design and Technology
Performing arts in the era of constantly evolving technology - traditional forms of performing arts constantly reconsidered and reshaped by contemporary practitioners.
Performing arts traditions influencing, enhancing and co-mingling in contemporary performing arts processes and inspiring our artistic expression - what means "traditional" and "contemporary" for performers, artists and audience today?
Astonishing phenomena of arts appearing on the intersection of cultures, when the borders of countries become conditional - getting inspired by the unique connection and stepping beyond usual practices.
Traditions as the impulse to search for the universal “intercultural” language in contemporary performance and artistic expression.
Traditions as the inexhaustible source of inspiration for contemporary generation of artists and firm foundation for intercultural dialogue.
The conference meeting is highly recommended to performing arts practitioners and researchers from different countries interested in the traditional methods as applied to contemporary performing arts work, searching for international network opportunities and new collaboration partners: performing arts academics, arts educators and teachers, performers of various genres and techniques, theatre directors, dancers and choreographers, arts administrators and producers, musicians, stage designers costume designers, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, theatre critics and arts journalists.
You are welcome to take part as a Presenter/Speaker or a Participant/Observer.
The conference offers the unique opportunity:
At the moment the Conference is accepting presentation proposals!
The conference offers a great platform and opportunity for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to demonstrate their methods and techniques, to share creative work with international audience from different countries and to find new collaboration partners.
To submit your presentation proposal, please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference working language is English.
Important note for Speakers/Presenters: in preparing your presentation, please consider the following:
Registration fee for Presenters/Speakers:
650 EUR - early bird reduced fee, if payment is made before September 5th, 2014).
(750 EUR - if payment is made after September 5th, 2014).
The fee covers:
IUGTE helps the conference participants to organize accommodation and meals at the beautiful 15th century refurbished castle in the landscape of natural beauty in Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria. The conference programme space and the guest house are located in the same venue.
The official arrival day is Thursday, December 17th from 13:00.
The conference opening begins at 17:00.
The departure day is Monday, December 21st at 9:00.
"IUGTE Conference is a perfect platform to link up people who work in the performance industry from different cultures. Theatre people are always very generous and are ready to share with other people about their own culture and always welcome people from other cultures to share their own...As we can see in IUGTE Conference, the participants use up every minute to talk about their culture and ask questions about others’ culture. Everyone is so enthusiastic. This exchange is valuable and should never stop"
Kady Cheung Cheuk-Ki,
"This shared enthusiasm for creativity and collaboration created a congenial atmosphere, facilitating an open exchange of ideas, new friendships and paving the way for future research and development of collaborative productions. Some of my new found colleagues and I discussed joint ventures even before leaving the conference"
Amy Drake, USA
"IUGTE's conference was very well organized and operated on highly professional level, giving oppotunity to the artisting practitioners and as well as academics"
Sheila Gordon, USA
"I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and feel I gain a huge insight into other areas of dance, performing arts and experience. I feel I developed both as an individual and as a member of my company, and have made some invaluable contacts along the way. I was very inspired by the diversity of people who attended"
Rebecca Price, UK
"The opportunities to be a part of international conference was really grateful choice for demonstrate different techniques in acting. For me as a teacher was this practical training the best chance to get together theory and practice".
Katarina Misikova, Slovakia
"This event aligned directly with the mission of IUGTE, in that it effectively made the bridge between continents that much smaller, and in turn, produced multicultural dialogues that enlightened and informed participants with new knowledge, both practical and perceived"
Andrew Carroll, USA
"This experience was very precious, and not only artistically but also with regards to relationships with the other participants. Finding yourself in front of so many people coming from different backgrounds and with different artistic experiences helps to see theatre as a realty which is always changing and creating new expressive channels"
Giuseppe Perez, Italy
"The Conference provided me with a new understanding of different training programs in different aspects of theatre and performance from all over the world. The other wonderful part about the conference that went beyond my expectations was the people I met from all over the world, all of them brilliant artists"
Anya Gibian, USA
"This was a fantastic experience as I feel that in just a week I’ve learnt so much. I brought a lot of knowledge back to my country and I’ll make sure to use it in the best way possible"
Anthea Xuereb, Malta
"The different viewpoints on the arts, on work ethic, on training, all opened my mind to different possibilities for how to use the work from the conference and how to shape my training and career in the future. While I plan to share what I learned with the students at my university and grow an interest in physical theatre there, this conference has given me a professional network of artists with related interests that I may create with in the future".
Alex Elliott, USA