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Seminar for young critics in Cluj (Romania)
Cluj, Romania, 29 November - 5 December, 2014

The IATC is pleased to announce that a seminar for young theatre critics will take place during the 'Interferences' Theatre Festival in Cluj, Romania, from November 29 to December 5, 2014. Applications are now open for two seminar groups (one French-speaking and one English-speaking). To apply, you must be a professional critic and
aged between 18 and 35. ...
 
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Georges Banu, Honorary President of the IATC, is the first Romanian laureate of the Grand Prix of the French Academy for Francophonie


Please see the press release on the French part of this web site ...
 
 
 
In Memoriam Yoh Suk-kee (1922-2014)

We have lost "the" great theatre critic of Korea. As the Father of modern Korean theatre criticism, Yoh Suk-kee has represented Korean theatre
intellectually for the past seven decades ...
 
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Beijing Congress
Beijing, China, October 2014

In October 2014, theatre critics from around the world will meet in Beijing for their 27th biennial Congress. Right now, the planning of the Congress is in progress, as is the symposium with the theme of "A New World: The Profession of Criticism in the Internet Era."
About one hundred theatre critics will participate in the event ...
 
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IATC young critics' seminar in Debrecen - Report
Debrecen, Hungary, March 24-29, 2014

IATC was delighted to hold an international young critics' seminar in Debrecen, the second city of Hungary, during the eighth edition of the annual DESZKA Festival of Hungarian drama. Eight young critics from six countries, ranging from Sweden to Quebec/Canada, joined monitor Mark Brown (an experienced critic from Scotland/UK) for five days of intensive
theatre-going, critical discussion and cultural exchange ...
 
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IATC logo competition

IATC/AICT is looking for a new logo. We invite designers from around the world to participate in our logo design competition. The deadline for designs, which should be emailed to <iatc.aict.logo@gmail.com>, is August 31, 2014. There will be a cash prize for the winning design of EUR200.
Designs should aim to combine simplicity, style and boldness, avoiding clichés (such as the masks of comedy and tragedy), to create a striking logo for IATC/AICT in the 21st-century.
 
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  New books
 
 
  New websites
New edition eWAT
- English anthology of the best articles published in theatre magazine Svet a divadlo
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Website of the UK Critics' Circle

ATCA's blogspot

 
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  MEMBERS' PUBLICATIONS  
More Glimpses of the Theatre, More Glimpses of the World, the new book by Kalina Stefanova, is an account of a ten-year
journey in the world of the theatre and the theatre of the world alike. It's a sequel of Going to the Theatre around the World
which covered the previous 10 years. Together they form a vivid and in-depth two-volume survey of contemporary world theatre
from 1993 till 2013.


Още театър, още свят
Калина Стефанова


Publisher: Uniskorp, Sofia
Publishing year: 2013
Language: Bulgarian
Paperback / 272 pages
ISBN - 9789543303731
 
  AWARDS - Kapila Vatsyayan for the IATC Thalia Prize  

Kapila Vatsyayan
It is our pleasure to announce the Thalia Prize laureate Ms. Kapila Vatsyayan, Ph.D, India. This prize of honour will be handed over during the 2012 congress of the IATC in Warszaw in April.
Kapila Vatsyayan is one of India's most important writers on the subject of Indian Theatre and Indian Dance. To theatre lovers in the Western world her writing has opened new windows to Indian performing arts, early in her work popularizing Indian performing arts and multi-culturalism. Born in 1928, she has lived a life dedicated to the arts generally and to theatre and dance in particular. Her influence as a scholar and critic of Asian theatre has been deep and exemplar and deserves wide recognition.
She has authored 15 books which have become classics in the field, such as Classical Indian Dance in Literature and the Arts (Sangeet Natak Akademi, 1968), Indian Classical Dance (SNA, 1972), Traditional Indian Theatre: Multiple Streams (NBT, 1972), Traditions of Indian Folk Dance (Clarion, 1975), The Square and the Circle of Indian Arts Roli, 1983, Bharata - The Natyashastra (Sahitya Akademi, 1996) and numerous volumes on Indian regional dance. Her writings  through the 70s and 80s particularly put the entire area of Indian dance and theatre on the world map and she has been a leading figure in this area ever since. In the decades ot the 20th century when globalisation and multi-culturalism was highly influential on the stages of the western world her clear analysis and insightful understanding of the Indian tradition enlighted the way to true exchange avoiding ”cultural tourism”.
A long-time director of the Indira Gandhi National Centre of the Arts in New Delhi,  she has worked closely with the Indian government in a variety of areas as a Government Secretary in cultural development.  Since 2004, she has been a member of Unesco's Executive Board and earlier taught at major universities around ther world including the Universities of Pennsylvania, California and Michigan as well as at Banaras Hindu University, Manipur University and Kolkata University in India. She has lectured in China, Japan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Russia, France and the UK. She has been awarded numerous honorary doctorates and has been awarded India's highest honour, a Padamshri.


Margareta Sörenson's speech >........... Kapila Vatsyayan's Acceptance speech on the occasion of the award of Thalia Prize >
 
Invitation to the IATC Thalia Award handed over to Dr Kapila Vatsyayan in Delhi, on June 6th, 2012. > > >
 
  IATC WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1956
 
 

The IATC draws together more than two thousand theatre critics, through some fifty National Sections. Founded in Paris in 1956, the IATC is a non-profit, Non-Governmental Organization benefitting under statute B of UNESCO.

The purpose of the IATC is to bring together theatre critics in order to promote international cooperation. Its principal aims are to foster theatre criticism as a discipline and to contribute to the development of its methodological bases; to protect the ethical and professional interests of theatre critics and to promote the common rights of all its members; and to contribute to reciprocal awareness and understanding between cultures by encouraging international meetings and exchanges in the field of theatre in general.

The IATC holds a world congress every two years, seminars for young critics twice a year, as well as symposiums, and contributes to juries. English and French are the association's two official languages, and its place of incorporation is Paris.

Please send any post mail either to the president, to the secretary general or, for subscriptions and payment of dues, to the general treasurer.

 
 
CONTACT
 
 
 
  President - Mr Yun-Cheol Kim
Professor, Korea National University of Arts
Editor, Korean Theatre Journal
San 1-5 Sokkwan-dong, Songbuk-gu
Seoul 136-150, Korea
Tel: 822 3411 0087 (home) | Fax: 822 7469 449
Tel: 822 7469 405 (office)
E-mail: yckim3027 @ gmail.com

  Secretary General - Mr Michel Vaïs
54, avenue Elmwood, Outremont/Montréal, Québec
Canada, H2V 2E4
Tel: 514 278 5764
E-mail: michelninovais @ gmail.com

  General Treasurer - Mr Stéphane Gilbart
3, rue Oster
L-8146 Bridel - (Grand-Duché de Luxembourg)
Tel: 00 (352) 621 740 703 | Fax: 00 (352) 33 22 82
E-mail: stgilbar @ pt.lu
 
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