University Theatre World Congress
On July 2-6, Minsk (Belarus) hosted the World Congress organized by the International University Theatre Association (AITU-IUTA- www.aitu-iuta.org). Around three hundred theatre researchers, practitioner directors and art managers from 35 countries participated in the Congress.
Three researchers from ISU Research Centre for Contemporary Georgian Theatre –Lasha Chkhartishvili, Elene Babakishvili (Art Manager) and Irakli Gogia (Director-Researcher) – took part on behalf of Georgia in the Congress.
The University Theatre World Congress was opened by Tobias Biancone, Director General of International Theatre Institute (ITI), Jean-Marc Larrue, President of International University Theatre Association and Pavel Latushka, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus.
The researchers from Georgia took part in the Congress for the first time. Ilia state University was presented in the following three sections:
Theatre Education and Practice– Mr. Irakli Gogia made a speech titled ”EU Theatre Pedagogy and its Implementation in the Post-Soviet Space”; Culture Management– Art Manager Ms. Elene Babakishvili made a speech titled “Some Aspects of Financing in the Culture Sphere of Georgia”; Theatre Theory – Mr. Lasha Chkhartishvili made a speech titled “Theatre Critics in the Post-Soviet Space, Theatre Critics in the Searching of Lost Authority”.
The presentations of Ilia State University and Iliauni Theatre were organized within the framework of the symposium. Ilia State University Theatre became a member of the International University Theatre Association.
The participation of Georgia in the Congress was supported by Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, Wine National Agency, Tourism National Centre and Ilia State University.
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