9th World Congress of the International University Theatre Association July 2-6, 2012

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9th World Congress of the
International University Theatre Association (AITU-IUTA)
Minsk, Belarus
July 2-6, 2012

Traditions; Research; Experimentation:
The Essential Elements of Contemporary University Theatre

The International University Theatre Association was established during the Founding Congress at Université de Liège (Belgium) in 1994 to develop and promote theatre training, creation, and theoretical and practical research, at the level of university or higher studies.

The AITU-IUTA is represented on five continents and has members in over 50 countries.

Designed by and for people from universities and other types of post-secondary learning institutions, the AITU-IUTA is a unique forum where teachers, practitioners, creators, scholars and theorists can share discoveries and discuss common concerns.

The Association provides a space for exchanges and services, and is open to all members of the academic community with an interest in theatre.

Since the Belgium Congress, the AITU-IUTA has been holding a World Congress essentially every two years, including in Valleyfield, Quebec (Canada) (1997); Dakar, Senegal (1999); Krakow, Poland (2001); Olympia, Greece (2003); Urbino, Italy (2006); Puebla, Mexico (2008); and Leicester, United Kingdom (2010).

In 2012, the 9th World Congress will be hosted in Minsk by the Belarusian State University.
The Belarusian State University is a leading scientific, educational, innovation and cultural center of the Republic of Belarus. The University draws on the best domestic and international experience to respond to the intellectual, cultural and social interests of the individual, society and the state, and to facilitate the sustainable development of the country.

For eight years the University has been organizing the Teatralny Koufar International Student Theatre Festival, which is recognized as one of the leading festivals of University Theatre in Europe and post-Soviet countries. The Festival showcases the best artistic achievements in university and youth theatres. Its diversity of nationalities and practices provides an opportunity for enhancement of worldwide artistic exchanges and cultural understanding.

Join the congress and contribute to the international theatre movement!
Visit http://www.theatre-fest.bsu.by/aitu/index_en.html

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