World Theatre Day

World Theatre Day World Theatre Day Celebration by ITI Centres, Committees and by Theatre institutions all over the world. World Theatre was created by the ITI and was celebrated for the first time on 27 March 1962, the date of the opening of the “Theatre of Nations” season in Paris.
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Ever since, each year on that date, World Theatre Day is celebrated on a global scale.

Mission: • To promote the art form accross the world. • To make people aware of the value of the art form. • To enable the dance and theatre communities to promote their work on a broad scale so that opinion leaders are aware of the value of these forms and support them. • To enjoy the art form for its own sake.

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May the new year bring you encouragement and inspirationfor creating a good life – personally and professionally.May 202...
31/12/2020

May the new year bring you encouragement and inspiration
for creating a good life – personally and professionally.
May 2021 become an extraordinary culturally rich year for
all of us – in a world where mutual understanding and
peace permeates our lives.
------The General Secretariat of ITI

Que la nouvelle année vous apporte encouragement et inspiration pour créer une vie bonne - personnellement et professionnellement.
Puisse 2021 devenir une année extraordinaire et culturellement enrichissante pour nous tous - dans un monde où la compréhension mutuelle et la paix imprègnent nos vies.
-----Le Secrétariat général de l'ITI

World Theatre Day's cover photo
17/12/2020

World Theatre Day's cover photo

Less than 1 hour!! Get Ready for Day 2 - Presentation & Interaction of the ITI General Assembly Special Edition 2020
11/12/2020

Less than 1 hour!! Get Ready for Day 2 - Presentation & Interaction of the ITI General Assembly Special Edition 2020

‼🔥Less than 1 hour!! Day 2 - Presentation & Interaction of the
ITI General Assembly Special Edition 2020
See you on Facebook LIVE
⏰Paris Time 14h00 - 17h00 GMT +1
👤Moderated by Hamadou MANDÉ, Vice-President of ITI
https://www.facebook.com/ITIWorldCongress

Schedule of the ITI General Assembly Special Edition 2020
22/11/2020

Schedule of the ITI General Assembly Special Edition 2020

🟪 Schedule of the ITI General Assembly Special Edition 2020
Click the link below you will find the daily schedule of the event.
http://iti-congress.org/pdfs/ScheduleITIGeneralAssemblySpecialEdition2020.pdf
The information about the program is continuously updated until it reaches the final form.

The Headquarters of ITI is proud to announce to you that the website for the ITI General Assembly Special Edition 2020  ...
11/11/2020
International Theatre Institute ITI - Congress

The Headquarters of ITI is proud to announce to you that the website for the ITI General Assembly Special Edition 2020 in English is now online. 🌐www.iti-congress.org

The Special Edition of the General Assembly is conceived an online artistic exhibition of what the ITI Centres, ITI projects groups and partners of ITI are currently doing or planning. The exhibition is consisting of brief presentations of ITI Centres, ITI Committees, Forums and Networks and ITI Par...

The Gramsci International Prize for Theatre in Prison 2020is awarded to Zishan UgurluI Teatri Delle Diversità (The Theat...
11/11/2020
2020 Gramsci International Prize for Theatre in Prison to Zishan Ugurlu

The Gramsci International Prize for Theatre in Prison 2020is awarded to Zishan Ugurlu

I Teatri Delle Diversità (The Theatres of Diversities)
On Saturday, 31 October, during the 21st edition of the International Conference of the European Review “Catarsi-Teatri delle Diversità”, held in Urbania/Italy, from 29 to 31 October 2020, the European Review “Catarsi-Teatri delle Diversità” in collaboration with Casa Natale Gramsci di Ales Association, Italian Association of Theatre Critics, International Network Theatre in Prison has decided to honour Zishan Ugurly with the Gramsci International Prize for Theatre in Prison

More information about the Gramsci Prize, its earlier editions can be found on the website of the International Network for Theatre in Prison INTiP: https://www.theatreinprison.org/
https://www.teatridellediversita.it
Contact: [email protected]

https://www.theatreinprison.org/post/2020-gramsci-international-prize-for-theatre-in-prison-to-zishan-ugurlu

Gramsci International Prize for Theatre in Prison (fifth edition) to ZISHAN UGURLU...

World Opera Day on 25 October! "Celebrated on 25 October, World Opera Day is a reminder of the importance of the arts in...
26/10/2020

World Opera Day on 25 October!
"Celebrated on 25 October, World Opera Day is a reminder of the importance of the arts in society."

The International Theatre Institute ITI invites its members and friends to celebrate World Opera Day. Here are two short messages of the first World Opera Day Ambassadors for this year's celebration:
Peter Sellars, theatre and opera director from the USA
Ernesto Ottone, Assistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO, from Chile

Join the World Opera Day celebrations on 25 October!
"Celebrated on 25 October, World Opera Day is a reminder of the importance of the arts in society."

The International Theatre Institute ITI invites its members and friends to celebrate World Opera Day. Here are two short messages of the first World Opera Day Ambassadors for this year's celebration:
- Ernesto Ottone, Assistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO, from Chile
- Peter Sellars, theatre and opera director from the USA

World Theatre Day's cover photo
23/10/2020

World Theatre Day's cover photo

Welcome to the ITI General Assembly Special Edition 2020 ONLINEThursday, 10 December to Tuesday, 15 December 2020You wil...
23/10/2020

Welcome to the ITI General Assembly Special Edition 2020 ONLINE
Thursday, 10 December to Tuesday, 15 December 2020

You will find more detailed information about this Special Edition event in the next ITI Newsletters, the ITI website and a specially designed website.
Stay tuned.

Announcing the ITI General Assembly Special Edition 2020 – Online
Due to the pandemic the ITI World Congress will not happen at the beginning 2021 but is postponed to the beginning of 2022. As the gap between the 35h ITI World Congress that happened in Segovia (Spain) 2017 and the 36th ITI World Congress is too big, the Executive Council and the General Secretariat if ITI are creating a General Assembly Special Edition that will happen 10 to 15 December 2020 – online.

But this Special Edition will NOT be an administrative General Assembly with elections and approval of reports but an ARTISTIC Assembly with keynote speeches by remarkable persons and brief presentations from:

- the National Centres of ITI
- the ITI Committees, Forums and Networks
- the Partner Organizations of ITI (international theatre, music, dance and similar organizations)

Friends and members of ITI as well as anybody who has an interest in ITI can watch the presentations and listen to the keynote speeches of the first five days.
Your will find more detailed information about this Special Edition event in the next ITI Newsletters, the ITI website and a specially designed website.
Stay tuned.

International Theatre Institute
12/10/2020

International Theatre Institute

World Theatre Day 2020 – Ceremony with Award Ceremony “Scrivere il Teatro”
9 October 2020, Cine Politeama Theatre Caltagirone - Catania (Italy)
Since 2016 the Ministry of Education of Italy and the Italian Centre of ITI are celebrating World Theatre Day with a competition called “Scrivere il Teatro” (Writing Theatre) for Italian students. Fortunately, the 2020 edition was not cancelled but just postpone to 9 October to happen in a historic theatre and cinema venue with live audience (following the legal instructions for theatre having an audience indoors).

The competition “Scrivere il teatro” is intended to creatively celebrate World Theatre Day by writing theatre. The winning work is staged by students who wrote the theatrical text themselves. They are assisted by professional theatre experts during a 10-day full immersion artistic residence. The emergency of the Covid-19 pandemic prevented the normal implementation of the final phase of the project in March. Everything had to be postponed to the opening of schools in September. But now, the city of Caltagirone in Sicily (Italy) has become the Italian Capital of World Theatre Day 2020 by celebrating the Day and premiering the winning performance “DiscrimatedAnonymous.it” in the city´s Cine Teatro Politeama. The play has been written by the students of class IIIB of the Secusio High School of Caltagirone. Students and school children will be able to see the play online when it is streamed to all Italian schools.

The Celebration 2020 of World Theatre Day in Italy opens with the videoed message of Shahid Nadeem, World Theatre Day message author 2020, followed by introductory words of Fabio Tolledi and Georgio Zorcù, President and Secretary of the Italian Centre of ITI. H.E Lucia Azzolina, Minister of Education of Italy, will speak live over video streaming. The Celebration culminates with premiering the winning play “Discriminated.Anonymous.it”.

Call for Applications for Workshop and Masterclass Trainers, Speakers, FacilitatorsSecond Edition of “Emerging Scenes in...
17/09/2020

Call for Applications for Workshop and Masterclass Trainers, Speakers, Facilitators
Second Edition of “Emerging Scenes in Africa”, 9 to 18 April 2021 in Accra, Ghana

Please click here to watch the video of the previous edition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlfrwKuS6Mk

Second Edition of “Emerging Scenes in Africa”, 9 to 18 April 2021 in Accra, Ghana
Call for Applications for Workshop and Masterclass Trainers, Speakers, Facilitators
The African Regional Council of ITI and the Ghana ITI Centre are committed to providing accommodation, catering and internal travel related to the project for experts and guests.

>>Click here to know more about the Categories, Organization & Conditions of Participation. https://www.iti-worldwide.org/pdfs/2ndEditionEmerging%20ScenesInAfrica.pdf

Contact: [email protected]; [email protected]

If you haven't participated in the first edition, you can watch the video here >> https://youtu.be/hlfrwKuS6Mk

09/09/2020

Welcome to World Theatre Day, founded by ITI to be celebrated every year on 27th March. Please also find us at:
International Theatre Institute
ITI General Assembly Special Edition 2020
International Dance Day
ITI/Unesco Network

04/09/2020

Call for Participation
The Committee of World Duo Performance Arts Festival of the South Korean Centre of ITI calls for artists to submit their Duo Performances for participating in the World Duo Performing Arts Festival 2020 The festival will take place in Seoul, South Korea, from 18 to 29 November 2020. This unique and valued world art festival whose primary objective is to share a theatrical study on communication between one and another calls all interested artists.

ITI Publications Committee announces a new Book Almanac Project: "The Social Theatre Today"Under the guidance of Alfira ...
03/09/2020

ITI Publications Committee announces a new Book Almanac Project: "The Social Theatre Today"

Under the guidance of Alfira Arslanova, General Secretary of the Russian Centre of ITI and President of the ITI Publication Committee (IPC) a new Book Series has been launched. The books are non-commercial publications, created within the framework of the IPC. The publications reflect the activities and influences of the performing arts in a system of social changes in society in various countries. The first publication that should appear before the 36th ITI World Congress is dedicated to people of culture and cultural organizations and their survival during the coronavirus pandemic.

ITI Publications Committee announces a new Book Almanac Project: "The Social Theatre Today"
Under the guidance of Alfira Arslanova, General Secretary of the Russian Centre of ITI and President of the ITI Publication Committee (IPC) a new Book Series has been launched. The books are non-commercial publications, created within the framework of the IPC. The publications reflect the activities and influences of the performing arts in a system of social changes in society in various countries. The first publication that should appear before the 36th ITI World Congress is dedicated to people of culture and cultural organizations and their survival during the coronavirus pandemic.

Idea and Purpose
The art world affected by the coronavirus needs self-support and support from the authorities. The purpose of the entire Series of the Almanac is to put together a "global puzzle", a collective image of the world's performing arts, with truthful and specific details from each country. Reflection of reality in a concentrated form in this collection is a step on the path of mutual assistance, giving the impulse "We are together!"
The pandemic has shown to everybody how insperable the citizens of all countries are linked with each other. The International Theatre Institute ITI, the world's largest oganization for the performing arts that connects members and their friends, helps to assemble information and thus making the state of the performing arts known to others. Together we can better reflect our pain and our mood.
Through our collaboration, we can share experiences in survival, share the bitterness of loss and inspire each other with new ideas.
Currently, the ITI Publication Committee (IPC) is putting together an editorial board, is creating the structure for the books and makes this first call for the first issue of the Book Series dedicated to "Social Theatre Today – 2020. Pandemic".

Call for Articles for the first Almanac "Social Theatre Today – 2020. Pandemic"
The ITI Publications Committee is interested in:
a. Articles published in 2020, reflecting the situation in the field of performing arts during the period of the coronavirus pandemic in general
b. Statistics of cultural figures who have passed away for reasons related to coronavirus, as well as the names of the most prominent personalities associated with culture (in this case, photographs and information about the person are needed for the heading in memorials, in some cases even posthumous essays)
c. Interviews of experts on unrealized plans, human losses, hopes and ideas on how to preserve art in the current conditions
d. Artistic photographs illustrating the situation in theatres and cities in 2020
e. Pop vox questionnaire: audience survey (name, age, gender activities, country) about how they miss theatre and performances, why they needed theatre in the past and will / can they go to the theatre now
f. Monologues, statements, excerpts, quotes from prominent/local people about the pandemic and hopes for the future
g. Projects, titles and authors of works created in 2020, related to the pandemic, excerpts from them

If you are interested in submitting your article, please connect with Alfira Arslanova [email protected]
and visit the page www.facebook.com/groups/1882850665311802

Inspirational Words on Culture and the Arts by Nick J. Lizaso, Chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the A...
01/09/2020

Inspirational Words on Culture and the Arts by Nick J. Lizaso, Chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) of the Philippines, Vice-President of the International University Theatre Association (IUTA – a Partner Organization of ITI) and member of the Philippine Centre of ITI.

Inspirational Words on Culture and the Arts
Anak*, why art?
In this so-called quarantine era, is there room for the arts?
by Nick J. Lizaso, Chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) of the Philippines, Vice-President of the International University Theatre Association (IUTA – a Partner Organization of ITI) and member of the Philippine Centre of ITI.

Many years back, in my talk to students at the Angono National School for the Arts, I strived to open the minds of the young to the value of being involved in the arts as creator or performer. But, alas, they complained that they were discouraged by their parents. “Walang pera sa sining. There’s no money in the arts.” That’s what was drilled into their young minds.

Since I can remember, parents of traditional upper class families would mandate their kids to take up law, medicine, engineering, architecture, or as a last choice, accounting. Nowadays, middle class families prefer their children to take up technical and practical courses that are more marketable such as nursing, culinary arts, IT, merchant marine, and other newly invented courses. Never mind if the kid’s aptitude is toward the arts.

In primary grades, the arts have been relegated to being club activities. In college, arts and humanities are now merely elective subjects. No wonder, many of our young graduates are materially predisposed but bereft of imagination and creativity.

I believe that we need the arts to save and enrich our nation’s soul. Art, to me, is the great equalizer. For there is something in art that we all respond to in a positive, endearing way. Harmony, grace, symmetry—whatever—these appeal to each human being on a deeper level.

Now more than ever, specially during these uncertain times, our people need the arts for their intrinsic ability to entertain, to delight, to challenge, to give meaning, to interpret, to raise awareness, to stimulate. Art nourishes the soul and heals the sick of body and mind.

But now comes the nagging pesky question: Is there money in the arts?
I know of a painter in his late 60s who is now selling his paintings online during the long lockdown. The earnings are more than enough to sustain his family, at a time when his daughters are out of jobs.

Sometime ago, a local furniture designer was approached by a billionaire from the Middle East who purchased several millions of dollars worth of furnishings from him. Many Filipino illustrators are being contracted by a Hollywood animation studio to make animated movies. It wasn’t long ago when a foreign theater impresario auditioned Filipino talents for casting in a new musical staged in London’s West End.

What do all these have in common? Personal income for the artists. Tax money for the Philippine government. Who says there is no money in the arts?

And guess what? Arts and culture are now a country’s potent assets to influence the world. They are now acknowledged as major drivers of national economies around the world. The world is turning upside down. Bumaligtad na ang mundo.
Believe it or not, the arts and culture sectors are able to churn out an estimated $250 billion in revenue every year, employing 29.5 million people worldwide.
The arts are so important in developed economies that the UK is reported to be investing nearly $2 billion in cultural institutions and the arts to help a sector that has been crippled by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.

Arts and culture are now a country’s potent assets to influence the world. They
are now acknowledged as major drivers of national economies around the world. The world is turning upside down.
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I also read something about the world’s economy shifting from an economy based in manufacturing and heavy industry, to an economy where creativity and collaboration are at its very center. This new economy is called the “Orange Economy” or “Creative Economy,” which includes all the sectors whose goods and services are based on intellectual property: visual and performing arts, crafts, film, architecture, design, publishing, games and toys, fashion, music, advertising, software, TV and radio, and videogames.

This means that the Filipino artists’ time to shine on the global economic stage has come. Tinatanghal na ang mga alagad at taga-likha ng sining.

But to enable our country to excel in the so-called creative economy, we need to create an environment where young talents are encouraged to pursue their passion for the arts and allowed to give full expression to their creativity as artists.

Let us build the kind of future where art and music programs are alive in schools, where art museums are being opened, where scholarships are increasingly offered in performing arts colleges. There should be legislation that will make arts part of the curriculum and tools for teaching as early as primary grades up to college. The objective is to inculcate “art consciousness” in our youth.
But most important, let us protect our artists for they are a neglected resource. We need to nurture our creators, performers, and workers who keep our arts alive.

This is why we need to push for the establishment of the Department of Arts and Culture, which among other things, will empower the Filipino artist and integrate and orchestrate all efforts to make the arts a potent force for development.

If there is a magna carta for domestic helpers, why not a bill of rights for art and cultural workers that is unique to their peculiar needs?

The envisioned Magna Carta should offer hope, and equal opportunity and provide equal protection to all artists regardless of class, age, and gender. It should include a set of incentives to lift artists and art workers from poverty, a sustaining system to enable them to be continuously productive and economically independent in an atmosphere of unfettered freedom.

With a thriving community of inspired and newly empowered artists who are seen as stalwarts of national development, nothing can stop us from making a mark on the world’s cultural economy.

So, to the question of money-minded parents, “why art?” The answer is why not?
Published in the Manila Bulletin, 24 August 2020

*Anak is a Filipino word and means “Child”, so the title may be translated to: “My Child, why art?”

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Dear All, Pls watch this short video till end which I made in my home by only my mobile, On Corona Virus (based on home delivery precaution). Video made by only 2 people, during the lockdown Pls like and share🙏
Freedom for theater director and actor Zaki Kordillo.
Happy World Theater Day from brother of Chris Farley, speaking on the power of drama for mental health in schools! How has drama helped you personally? Thank your local drama club and theater teacher! https://www.facebook.com/72344428593/posts/10157274811633594/
The 33th International Amateur Theatre Festival, whose first edition was in 1984, will be held from 27th Apr to 03th May 2019. The amateur theatre groups participating from abroad are supposed to apply to us until 10th March 2019. The applications will be assessed by the selection committee determined by the municipality of Denizli. The committe will be announced on the official website of the municipality of Denizli. The groups which are admitted by the selection committee will be contacted. These applicants must; • apply following the link on the official web site of the municipality of Denizli • submit a cd/dvd of the play that they will perform in the festival to the address given in the web site. Note : The municipality of Denizli will meet the demand for food and accommodation throughout the festival. Their transportation expenses are also paid by the municipality of Denizli beginning from the moment when they land in Turkey until they arrive in Denizli. We do not pay for their travel expenses for travelling to Turkey. Please transmit this message to the amateur theater groups and companys in your country. Thank you.. For Application : http://www2.denizli.bel.tr/tiyatro/basvuruform.aspx?lang=en
Tonight, World Theatre Day Celebration at UNESCO, Paris. All ITI members wishes you “Happy World Theatre Day 2018!”
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