At the moment the Conference is accepting presentation proposals!
"Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity"
is the annual professional multidisciplinary conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts.
The conference programme brings together performers, practising performing arts academics and artists from different countries and various disciplines - theatre, dance, music, visual and multimedia art, arts administration, fundraising for arts and culture.
Traditional forms of performing arts constantly reconsidered and reshaped by contemporary practitioners.
Performing arts in the era of constantly evolving technology.
How artists and audience perceive "traditional" and "contemporary" today - traditions influencing, enhancing and co-mingling in contemporary performing arts processes, affecting our artistic expression, thinking and images on the stage.
Astonishing phenomena of arts appearing on the intersection of cultures, when the borders of countries become conditional.
Traditions helping artists in the search for the universal “intercultural” language in contemporary performance and artistic expression.
Traditions as inexhaustible source of inspiration for future generations of artists and firm foundation for intercultural dialogue.
Getting inspired by the unique connection opportunity and stepping beyond usual practices.
The conference programme is highly recommended to performing arts practitioners and researchers: arts administrators, producers, performing arts educators, actors, directors, choreographers, dancers, musicians, stage designers, costume designers, painters, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, theatre critics and journalists interested in the research of traditional methods as applied to contemporary performing arts work, searching for international network opportunities and new collaboration partners.
The main tasks of the meeting are to demonstrate various methods and techniques in contemporary performing arts inspired and formed in the connection with the world traditional heritage; to exchange experience and ideas in performing arts education and training, rehearsal process, performance making and production, to establish new contacts and to lay the foundation for future networking and collaboration with colleagues from different countries, to promote creative collaboration in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment.
You are welcome to take part as a Presenter/Speaker or a Participant/Observer.
The conference is a wonderful opportunity for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to demonstrate their methods and techniques.
The programme is forming quickly, the number of presentation slots is limited.
and include the following documents:
All documents of a presentation proposal should be sent in one email as attachments:
text documents should be sent in Word format, photo materials should be sent in JPG format.
The working language is English.
Registration fee for Presenters/Speakers:
650 EUR - early bird reduced fee, if payment is made before March 14th).
(750 EUR - if payment is made after March 14th).
The fee covers:
- Speaker's/Presenter's registration fee (1h - one hour slot in the programme for the presentation).
The registration conditions can be negotiated individually, if the Presenter would like to book a longer slot in the programme.
- Participation in all events of the conference programme.
The official day of arrival is Friday, December 19th.
The departure day is Monday, December 22nd.
IUGTE Staff will be glad to help participants with information on accommodation options near the venue and the necessary practical details.
"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,
"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
"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
"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