ITI Newsletter #27 – May 2014


International dance day

We would like to thank you for your participation in IDD 2014!
Thanks to your efforts, the Message has been translated 15 times and circulated through the video featuring the voice of Mourad Merzouki reading his Message on an excerpt of his play Boxe Boxe (viewed on YouTube almost 30 000 times).
The map of events was also rich of contributions.
The 2014 celebration with Mourad Merzouki at UNESCO headquarters was a great success, gathering more than 1000 people.

ITI Congress

Registration for the 34th ITI World Congress in Yerevan, Armenia, from 17th to 22nd of November 2014 will be open very soon here.

Call for participation:

18 – 28 June 2015, Prague, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2015
The main theme of the 2015 edition common to its 11 European partners is “Shared Space: Music, Weather Politics 2013–2016”. The program will offer Symposiums, meetings and exhibitions throughout Europe. Deadline for applications: 31 October 2014.

October 2014 – January 2015, Copenhagen, Danemark; Melikhovo and City of Yalta, Russia- The Actor’s Lab: The Theatre of Anton Chekhov 2014/2015
Tell to Joy invites artists and stage professionals to join an open workspace experience, as an opportunity to learn more about Anton Chekhov’s masterpieces with Lenard Petit (USA), Per Brahe (Denmark), Eric van Grootel (Nederland), Lola Cohen (USA), Sarah Kane (United Kingdom), Slava Kokorin and Zoya Zadorozhnaya (Russia), Elsa Valentim (Portugal) and Viktor Melnikov (Denmark).
Information /registrations:
Contact: Viktor Melnikov,

7 – 13 October 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina– 6th edition Festival Mundial de Teatro adolescente « Vamos que Venimos »
Organized by Young IDEA 2013 participants, the festival « Vamos que Venimos » invites 13 – 19 year-old talents to join a multicultural experience in Buenos Aires. Applications (deadline: 14th June 2014).

22 – 31 May 2014, Switzerland, First Swiss Theatre Encounter
The First Swiss Theatre Encounter will feature a 10-day showcase of Swiss Theatre from all the language regions, the presentation of the Swiss Theatre Awards by the Federal Office of Culture,
workshops, round tables and the presentation of the ITI Centre in Switzerland.

23 May – 8 June 2014, Mannheim, Allemagne – Theater Der Welt Festival 2014
On the 175th anniversary of the National theater of Mahnheim, the 13th edition of the triennal Theather Welt Festival will be directed by Matthias Lilienthal and Burkhard C. Kosminski, artistic director of the National Theater Mannheim. The programme features thirty performances from all over the world.
Contact: Theatrer Der Welt,

October 2 – 8, 2014. Tbilisi, Georgia – Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre
Known for its Georgian theatre challenging and innovative showcase, the 2014 edition invites companies and artists from Caucasian and black sea countries.
Contact: Teona Magalashvili (Showcase Assistant)

ITI is happy to welcome a new cooperating member:

Center for Professional Training and International Collaboration in Performance
216 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Director: LE QUY Duong
Tel: +82 8 3930 8579, Fax +84 8 3930 90 79

6 – 11 July 2014, Angers, France – World Dance Alliance Global Summit 2014
In partnership with Centre National de Danse Contemporaine, in association with the University of Angers and directed by Robert Swinston, for the first time in Europe, the summit will have as theme “Contemporising the past: Envisaging the future”. It will feature an international conference, showcase perfomances, workshops, a choreolab amongst others.
Contact: Cheryl Stock WDA General Secretary,

The Argentinean Dance Council deeply regrets the decease of the teacher Nancy Bocca, mother of the great ballet dancer Julian Bocca. It’s with deep sorrow that all her colleagues, friends and students have learnt the sad news.
Contact: Beatriz Durante, Consejo Argentino de la Danza,