Theatre Between Tradition & Contemporaneity

Venue: Retzhof Castle

Location: Leitring bei Leibnitz, Styria, Austria

Event Date/Time: Dec 17, 2013 End Date/Time: Dec 21, 2013
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International Conference
"Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity"

December 17 - 21, 2013
Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria

"Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" is the professional conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts.

How traditions influence, enhance and co-mingle in today's theatre processes?

How traditions inspire artists to search for the “intercultural” language in contemporary performance?

How traditions affect our artistic expression and thinking, form, artistic images on the stage?

What is the meaning of the tradition in the creation today and for the future generations?

The conference is open to different art genres, techniques and forms - theatre, dance, music, circus, visual and multimedia art.

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.

The conference 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. This meeting is an opportunity to meet potential collaborators from different countries!

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.

The working language is English.

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 slots 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.

IUGTE can help the conference guests to organize accommodation and meals in Leitring bei Leibnitz.

The official day of arrival is December 17th, 2012.
The day of departure is December 21st, 2012.

At the moment the conference is accepting presentation proposals!
For registration guidelines and participation conditions, please contact us:


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