International Biannual IX Theatre Meetings Therapy and Theatre
LODZ 7 – 9 JUNE 2010
Poleski Art Centre in Lodz, University of Lodz Theatre and Drama Department, Therapy and Theatre Association and Association Domains of Culture – organizers of International Biannual IX Theatre Meetings Therapy and Theatre – would kindly like to invite your theatre group and other persons you recommend to attend this unusual artistic event: the review of performances, the variety of art therapeutic and drama therapeutic workshops and also the scientific conference. We invite both theatre groups (to perform their plays) and the individuals (workshop leaders, lecturers and observers).
International Theatre Meetings Therapy and Theatre means for us that it is the festival devoted to the idea of integration of disabled and non disabled people. The first edition was organized in 1995 and the second in 1996. Then we decided to organize these Theatre Meetings every two years. Our aim is to show that the theatre art of disabled actors is really interesting for different kinds of audience – this consisted of non disabled theatre lovers as well. Such a performance may be a good piece of art, although most often it is just the therapy through art – also very important and worth talking about.
The festival is not a competition. We present the performances of professionals and amateurs, the performances made by adults and children and integration groups.
We also organize exhibitions of fine art pieces of disabled artists and of the photographs documenting the theatre work of our guest theatre companies.
The festival is traditionally accompanied by the scientific conference. Each year the conferences and seminars gather representatives of many kinds of professions connected with the realization of the theatre performance prepared with the participation of disabled actors, but not only – directors, artists, group leaders, educators, teachers, lecturers of high schools, pedagogies, psychologists, journalists, theatre critics, culture managers and students.
This year we would also like to invite you to the International Scientific Conference Theatre As The Event And As The Experience. The conference this time will be held at the University of Lodz by Theatre and Drama Department and will be devoted to the education through theatre.
Theatre Meetings Therapy and Theatre exist already for 15 years. During this time performances of many European countries were shown: from the Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain, Italy, France, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Germany, Norway, Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia and Poland.
International Biannual IX Theatre Meetings Therapy and Theatre is going to be forum for exchanging experiences. We hope that due to participation in the festival you will be inspired to your own new creative researches. We ask theatre groups and anyone interested in taking part in our IX Theatre Meetings to answer this letter as quickly as possible… Observers are asked to fill in the application form – easy to find on the web site of Poleski Art Centre www.pos.lodz.pl
The deadline for observers is 31 March 2010. The address of the main organizing institution is:
POLESKI ART CENTRE
94-00 LODZ, POLAND
The fee for individuals is 100 EURO and it covers 3 days board and accommodation, transport during the festival, conference materials, and entrance to all the festival events.
See you in Lodz next year!!!!!