Next IETM Satellite Meeting to be held in China (Oct. 12-18)
The Informal European Theatre Meeting (IETM) an organization with a membership of over 400 performing arts companies and groups from 41 countries, will hold satellite meetings in Beijing and Shanghai, China, from Oct. 12 to 16 (Beijing) and 17 to 18 (Shanghai) prior to its regular annual meeting (Nov.), which is scheduled this year to be held in Helsinki. This is only the second time that satellite meeting will be held in Asia, following the Singapore meeting in 2003.
The meetings are scheduled to enable participants to also attend concurrent Chinese festivals, the Contemporary Dance and Movement Theatre Festival Beijing (Oct. 1-15), the Shanghai International Arts Festival (Oct. 18-Nov. 18) and the Shanghai Arts Fair (Oct. 15-20).
The main IETM annual meeting will be held in Helsinki over the four days from Nov. 23 to 26 though tie-ups with European organizations including the Finland Theater Information Center, Germany’s Goethe Institute and Visiting Arts. This meeting will be held on an especially large scale this year due to invitations being extended to include a wide range of networks as a parts of the EU’s “Year of Mobility of Workers” program. On the agenda are working groups and opportunities for gaining partners for art projects, training sessions and performances.
Participant applications are being accepted at the website below. http://register.ietm.org