International Festival “Theatre Methods—Between Tradition and Contemporaneity”

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Country and Region AustriaSteiermark
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Leitring bei Leibnitz, Steiermark, Austria
Festival Contact Information

International Festival “Theatre Methods - Between Tradition and Contemporaneity”
International University Global Theatre
Experience (IUGTE) 24 Kugu Street, Radisson SAS Daugava
Riga LV-1048
Phone: (371) 838-11-60 Latvia
Phone: (380) 50-44-100-45 Ukraine
Email:, or

Festival Description

“Performing Arts Between Tradition & Contemporaneity” is the professional conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts. The meeting is open to performers, performing arts educators, teachers, artists, playwrights, theatre critics, journalists, theatre researchers and arts managers from all over the world interested in the research of traditional methods as applied to contemporary performing arts work.

The conference is open to different art genres, techniques and forms — theatre, dance, music, circus, visual and multimedia art. The main tasks of the conference 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.

Festival Dates August 25 - 29, 2011
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Participants’ information 2011:
  • Who can take part
    • Actors, directors, choreographers, dancers, performing arts educators, teachers, musicians, singers, composers, stage designers, lighting designers, costume designers, painters, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, press officers, theatre critics, journalists, theatre researchers, producers and arts managers.
    • Note that the working language is English.
    • You are welcome to take part in the conference as a Speaker, Presenter, Participant, Observer!
  • Registration for Presenters and Speakers
    • “Performing Arts Between Tradition & Contemporaneity” is a wonderful opportunity for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to demonstrate their methods and techniques. The number of presentations is limited. The program forms on a competitive basis.
  • Presentation Formats
    • Practical workshop/master class
    • Work in progress
    • Performance fragment not requiring special technical conditions
    • Reading/lecture
    • Other way of demonstration offered by Speaker/Presenter can be considered
  • Submission Guidelines
    • The presentation proposal should include the following documents:
      — Letter of motivation stating the conference title and dates describing the purpose of application - at least in one sentence
      — Detailed CV
      — Brief biography - max 100 words
      — Title and format of presentation
      — Brief overview of presentation - max 250 words
      — Head shot and additional photo materials
  • Registration conditions
    • Online information at
    • General information
    • Photo gallery of the past events
    • Speakers/Presenters of the past conferences


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