International Conference “Theatre Between Tradition & Contemporaneity”

International Conference “Theatre Between Tradition & Contemporaneity
December 17 – 21, 2011
Retzhof Castle – Retzhof Educational Institute in Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria!

“Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity” is the professional conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts. The conference is open to different art genres, techniques and forms – theatre, dance, music, circus, visual and multimedia art.

The conference 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. This meeting is an opportunity to meet potential collaborators from different countries!

The working language is ENGLISH. VENUE

The conference will take place in the “Green Heart” of Austria, Styria Region in Leitring bei Leibnitz, the beautiful town located about 30min drive from Graz Thalerhof Airport, 2.5h from Vienna, 40min from Graz, and just 20min from the Slovenian border. The programme will take place in the 15th century historic castle of in the landscape of natural beauty.

The organizers help the conference guests to organize accommodation and meals in Leitring bei Leibnitz.

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

The conference is a wonderful opportunity for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to demonstrate their methods and techniques. The programme is forming quickly, the number of slots 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 be sent to and 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

All documents of a presentation proposal should be sent in one email as attachments: text documents should be sent in Word format, photo materials should be sent in JPG format.

Registration fee for Presenters/Speakers: 500 EUR if payment is made before September 30th
– reduced early registration fee. (695 EUR if payment is made after September 30th). The fee covers the Speaker’s/Presenter’s registration fee and participation in all events of the conference programme: practical workshops, presentations, performance fragments, lectures.

Conference web page:
Photo gallery of the past events:
Speakers/Presenters of the past conferences:



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