27 and 28 October| 10:00 – 16:00 – Minerva Hotel
For the first time ever, the European national centers of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), the world’s largest performing arts network, meet to develop a joint strategy for collaboration, exchange of good practices, internationalization. This will happen in Bucharest, within the National Theatre Festival, thanks to a demanding work made over the years by UNITER/ the Romanian Centre of ITI.
2018 marks the 70th Anniversary since the foundation of the International Theatre Institute in 1948. ITI was created on the initiative of the first UNESCO Director General, Sir Julian Huxley, and the playwright and novelist JB Priestly just after the Second World War, and at the beginning of the Cold War, when the Iron Curtain divided the East and the West.
The aim of the founders of ITI was to build an organization that was aligned with UNESCO’s goals on culture, education and the arts, and which would focus its endeavors on improving the status of all members of the performing arts professions.
They envisaged an organization that created platforms for international exchange and for engagement in the education of the performing arts, for beginners and professionals alike, as well as using the performing arts for mutual understanding and peace.
ITI has now developed into the world’s largest organization for the performing arts, with more than 90 Centers spread across every continent.