Performing Arts Between Tradition & Contemporaneity



Conference in Austria: Call for Presentations, Workshops, Papers

“Performing Arts Between Tradition & Contemporaneity”

August 25 – 29, 2011

at Retzhof Castle – Retzhof Educational Institute

in Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria!



“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.

Participants: 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 working language is English.

You are welcome to take part in the conference as a Speaker, Presenter, Participant, Observer!



“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.



•  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



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:

General information:

Photo gallery of the past events:

Speakers/Presenters of the past conferences:

We appreciate in advance if you could spread the word among your friends and colleagues. Thank you very much, and have a great creative work in your field!

P.S. You might be also interested to attend the conference in December 2011:

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