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International Conference 
"Performing Arts Between Tradition and Contemporaneity"


The Conference 2019 has been successful and memorable meeting for all participants ans speakers. Thank you for your participation!
The registration for Conference 2020 will be open soon. 

"Performing Arts Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" is an annual multidisciplinary conference exploring the bridge between the ‘traditional’ and the ‘contemporary’ in performing arts.

Performing arts in the era of non-stop evolving technology, in which traditional and classical forms of performing arts constantly get revised and reconstructed by contemporary practitioners.

Performing arts as long-established traditions, the inexhaustible source of inspiration, that influence and enrich the artist’s creative process today. What does ‘traditional’ and ‘contemporary’ mean for performers, artists and the audience today?

Performing arts as the intersection of cultures, inspired by the contemporary phenomena of people moving around the globe and stepping beyond the usual practices.

Performing arts as an impulse to search for a universal language in contemporary performance and artistic expression as a firm foundation for intercultural dialogue.


The conference meeting is highly recommended to performing arts practitioners and researchers from all over the world, interested in applying the traditional methods to contemporary performance and expanding their international network of opportunities and collaboration partners: performing arts academics, arts educators and teachers, actors and directors, dancers and choreographers, arts administrators and producers, musicians, stage and costume designers, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters and playwrights, theatre critics and arts journalists, and all other performers of various genres and techniques. 

You are welcome to take part as a Presenter / Speaker or a Participant / Observer.

The conference offers the unique opportunity:

- to exchange experience and share ideas in performing arts education and training, rehearsal process and performance practice;

- to demonstrate various methods and techniques in contemporary performance, inspired and formed in connection with the world’s traditional heritage;

- to meet colleagues from all over the world, establish new contacts and lay a foundation for future collaboration in multicultural and multilingual artistic environment.

At the moment the conference is accepting presentation proposals. Find out more...

Presentation formats
  • practical workshop / master class
  • work / work in progress demonstration
  • performance fragment not requiring special technical conditions
  • interactive talk / lecture / discussion
  • photo / video demonstration
  • exhibition / installation
  • research presentation
  • other way of demonstration proposed by Speaker / Presenter can be considered

The official arrival day is Monday, December 16 from 13:00.
The conference opening begins at 19:00.
The departure day is Friday, December 20 at 9:00. 

Organized by IUGTE in collaboration with ArtUniverse.