IDEA members event...
We are happy to announce that the 8th session of THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA webinar will take place on Saturday, October 1st at 12 pm UTC.
The featured guests will be Prof. Dr. Christopher J. Odhiambo (Kenya), a professor of Literature and Applied Drama at Moi University and a co-organizer of the 1998 IDEA world Congress in Kisumu, as well as Nancy Franco (Colombia), a theatre educator and theatre director. The session host is Joachim Reiss (Germany), while the technical host is the IDEA Administrator Borisav Matić (Serbia).
Prof. Dr. Christopher J. Odhiambo holds a Ph.D. in Drama and Theatre Arts from Stellenbosch University (SA). He is the current Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Research and Innovation; has published widely in the fields of Literature, Applied Drama/Theatre, Popular Culture and Film. Has presented papers and keynote addresses on various topics in Literature, Theatre and Popular Culture in conferences and Seminars, and has facilitated numerous theatre and drama workshops in Kenya and beyond. He has written and directed plays. In 2007 was awarded a two-year Mellon Research Fellowship at Wits University at the Department of African Literature and Dramatic Art Division and participated in the development and implementation of the Drama for Life curriculum. In 2013 was awarded Wits University’s SPARC Distinguished Scholar Award and is also an Alexander van Humboldt Senior Research Fellow.
Nancy Franco has worked in children’s and teenager’s theater for the last 15 years, as a musical theatre director and theatre teacher. At the moment, she is researching the theater’s impact on people that had experience with it during their childhood (3 to 18 years old). She is a teacher at ‘Universidad de La Sabana’ in Bogotá. From 2016 to 2019 she was The World Theatre Map’s ambassador for the region, and in 2021 she was recognized as one of Colombia’s Progress Protagonists.
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Topic: THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA Webinar on October 1st
Time: Oct 1, 2022 12:00 PM Universal Time UTC
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Meeting ID: 852 9053 4223
After a mid-year break, the monthly webinar THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA continues this Saturday, September 10th at 12 pm UTC.
The featured guests of the upcoming session are Dr. Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare (Uganda), an Associate Professor of Drama at Makerere University, and Fredyl B. Hernandez (The Philippines), a senior artist-teacher and member of The Philippine Educational Theatre Association. The session host is Joachim Reiss (Germany), while the technical host is the IDEA Administrator Borisav Matic (Serbia).
The event is conceptualized as an intergenerational and intercultural dialogue that examines IDEA history through a critical lens, but also with an aim of tracking the evolution of drama/theatre education and directing its future.
Dr. Mercy MIREMBE NTANGAARE is an academic, playwright, folklorist, theatre maker and producer of children’s and young people’s theatre with MEBO Theatre Documentaries Limited which she founded in 2006. She is an Associate Professor of Drama at Makerere University Kampala with interests in inter-disciplinary research, Cultural Economics, Folk Arts, Biographies, Drama Portals and E-Publishing. Dr. Mirembe Ntangaare was General Secretary AUGA (Association of Ugandan-German Alumni) from 2017-2019. She is the Chairperson of FEMRITE (Uganda Women Writers’ Association); Council Member, World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE); Board Member Fourth Heritage Initiative; Member, Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association (UWEAL), Member and District (Uganda) Officer, Lions Clubs International through the Lions Club of Kampala Central. She writes plays, short stories, essays, and children’s books. She enjoys serving humanity, Creative Writing, the Theatre, the Choir, Photography, Cooking, Gardening, Travelling, Computer Graphics and Book Design.
Previously, Dr. Mirembe Ntangaare was Head of Department, Music Dance and Drama, Makerere University Kampala (2002-2009); Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts (2010-2012); Chairperson Board of Trustees of Uganda National Cultural Centre (UNCC) (2009- 2015); Founding Chairperson, Eastern Africa Theatre Institute (EATI) (2000-2003); and Vice Chairperson, International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA) (2008 -2016).
FREDYL B. HERNANDEZ is a senior artist-teacher member of the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA). His entry point into PETA was through its youth arm, the Metropolitan Teen Theater League (MTTL). During his stay with MTTL, he joined several workshops and festivals for young people through various activities of IDEA which started with the Young IDEA program of the 4th World Congress (2001) in Bergen, Norway. He was part of the performance, The Strong Boy, Deaf Boy, and Girl in an Abaya, which was presented both at the Young IDEA and the congress proper. In 2003, the same performance was brought to the 3rd Athens International Theater and Drama Education Conference through the invitation of Nikos Govas. On the same year, it was once again invited to be part of Les Polyscenes, An International Youth Theater Encounter in Montpellier, France, through the initiative of Lucien Nicholas and with the help of Maria van Bakelen. In 2019, he joined the 2nd Next Generation Program, a theatre residency organized by the National Centre of Theatre for Children and Young Audiences in Lahore, Pakistan, as well as the Global Youth Peace Ambassador Training in Male, Maldives. He was also a 2019 Fellow of the Arts for Good Fellowship, a program of the Singapore International Foundation which aims to foster a community of practice that harnesses the power of arts and culture for positive social change, where he participated in the creative exchanges in Singapore and in India. In 2021, he was part of the International Exchange Program organized by the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ) Germany in the City of Braunschweig. This year, he was a collaborator in the Young IDEA Lab in Reykjavik, Iceland for the 9 the IDEA World Congress. He recently attended the Kaimera Lab 2022, a training on site-specific, immersive, and participatory performance organized by Kaimera Productions held in Gorzanow, Poland. He is also an Instructor at the Department of Art Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman. His interests include theater and performance studies, arts and social practice, and artistic/performance research.
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Topic: THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA Webinar, September 10
Time: Sep 10, 2022 12:00 PM Universal Time UTC
Meeting ID: 872 8318 2217
Welcome to the 9th conference of IDEA (International Drama Education Association) DRAMA 4ALL. Drama for tall and small. Celebrating drama in a changing world that will be held in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, the 4th – 8th of July 2022. We welcome all drama educators, cultural workers, theatre artists, researchers, teachers and students from all over the world to this common arena for inspiration and development. It is hosted by FLISS (The Icelandic Drama in Education Association) and the University of Iceland, School of Education (UI).
It is an honour for FLÍSS and UI to have the opportunity of hosting an international congress of that size on the subject of drama/theatre and education in collaboration with IDEA. Iceland is one of the leading countries when it comes to implementing drama in compulsory education. In 2013 drama was established as a key learning area in the arts in Icelandic basic education and is, in the curriculum, presented both as a subject and as a method in teaching other subjects.
By hosting the congress FLISS and the UI aim to celebrate drama as a subject in its own right in compulsory education as part of the curriculum.
The whole program of the Congress is available on the Congress website: https://ideaiceland.com/program/
The 2022 IDEA World Congress is starting this Monday, the 4th of July. The organizers of the Congress - FLISS and the University of Iceland, School of Education - are looking forward to welcoming those of you who are coming.
Sadly, we still face many obstacles in terms of worldwide travel and the exchange of knowledge, so some of you are not able to come due to Covid restrictions, the economic crisis, etc.
We are streaming part of the Congress program, so all of you around the world will be able to access some events via Zoom.
Events that will be offered online are:
The 2022 General Council Meeting of IDEA:
1st Session - 4th of July, 10-12 am UTC. Check your local time here.
2nd Session - 6th of July, 8-10 am UTC. Local time.
3rd Session - 6th of July, 5-7 pm UTC. Local time.
The 2022 GCM will be accessible by this link:
Meeting ID: 868 6293 0345
World Alliance for Arts Education and IDEA: “Arts Education in an Everchanging World”
4th of July, 1-2:30 pm UTC. Local time. More information.
Join the event via the following link:
Meeting ID: 858 1878 6055
Keynote lectures - one per every day of the Congress
Check the program here.
Join all the lectures via the following link:
Meeting ID: 879 887 8115
Special Interest Group
Drama and theatre in Science, Technology and New Media - by Liliana Galván, PERÚ
The schedule for every SIG group is available on the Congress website. You can find more information about the SIG here and access the meeting via the following link:
We're looking forward to seeing you, either in person or online.
The featured guests of the upcoming session are Mok Chiu Yu (Hong Kong), the Co-Director of the 2007 IDEA World Congress in Hong Kong, and Tomas Leijen (The Netherlands), the current Co-Director of Projects and Concepts at IDEA. The session host is Sanja Krsmanović Tasić (Serbia), the IDEA President, while the technical host is the IDEA Administrator Borisav Matić (Serbia).
Mok Chiu Yu graduated from the University of Adelaide with a B.Ec. degree and completed his counseling training at the University of Keele. He has worked as a youth worker, newspaper editor, high school teacher, arts festival organizer and cultural worker since 1990. He was working in the field of arts and disability and became involved with people's theatre and Community Cultural Development. He has extensive experience in cross-cultural collaborations in theatre. He has also been a keen promoter and proficient facilitator in various educational and community theatre methodologies. He was the Congress Director of IDEA 2007 in Hong Kong. He won the first-ever Drama Achievement Award presented by Hong Kong's Arts Development Council in 1999. He also has been an important person promoting performance art, SAORI weaving and arts therapies in Hong Kong.
Tomas Leijen, born in 1996, is a dramaturg, teacher and theatre director for participatory theatre projects. In 2015 he received his diploma for Acting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. After that, he did the program to become a theatre teacher at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Amsterdam University of the Arts), which he finished in 2020. He also followed the courses Community Art, Audience and Spectatorship and Theatre and Dance History at the University of Utrecht and an introductory course Cultural Sociology at the University of Amsterdam.
He now works as a dramaturg, giving dramaturgic advice at diverse places such as theatre companies and community centers. A lot of the projects Tomas works for as a dramaturg and/or director are interdisciplinary and search for co-creation and collaboration within and outside the ‘artistic’ field, his belief is that at these places new forms and inspiration can be found.
Besides that, Tomas Leijen is the Director of Projects and Concepts at IDEA (International Drama/Theatre and Education Association), the fringe programme director for AfroVibes Performing Arts Festival and RIGHTABOUTNOW Inc. and he teaches at multiple art universities different courses such as Concept development, Theatre Theories and Reflexivity.
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IDEA INTERNATIONAL is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA Webinar, 18th June
Time: Jun 18, 2022 10:30 AM Universal Time UTC
Meeting ID: 847 3536 6662
Register now for one or more online workshops on the IDEA workshop day. We ask for a solidarity donation between 10 - 50€ (or US Dollars) whatever you can afford! You can register through the form below and you will receive information about how to donate through Email! (check your spam folder!)
Register here: https://forms.gle/7gD5d6J7bGn4idDi7
The workshops are open for theater educators, pedagogues, teachers, students and all and anyone who is interested in methods of drama in education and collaborative working forms.
The online Workshops
Mantle of the Expert Approach and Curriculum: “A Productive Tension”
Dr. Zeki Özen
Date/Time: Saturday, June 18, 09:00-11:00 UTC (duration: 3 hours)
“I am not interested in conflict because conflict creates stagnation, but a productive tension takes you directly into the problem” Dorothy Heathcote
Dorothy Heathcote's approaches, based on valuable experience, are in line with the aim of “raising people for the world.” There have been approaches that put people in the center. Heathcote, who does not hesitate to question the situations that exist in real life, has tried to ensure that students become sensitive, self-confident and responsive individuals in social contexts.
Heathcote’s “The Mantle of the Expert" is a drama approach at the center of this workshop. Participants will learn through active participation in a theoretical and practical way. During this session, the participants will work to structure an institution by taking the role of an expert. They will try to collaboratively solve the problems faced by this institution with task-oriented studies (writing, drawing, design, etc.). At the end of the process, the participants will have a working knowledge about the philosophy and planning of Heathcote’s signature strategy.
Poetry of Movement- workshop on devising in physical theatre, creative writing and dance
Sanja Krsmanović Tasić
Date/Time: Sunday, June 19, 16:00- 18:00 UTC (duration: 2 hours)
The session will start with different exercises for centering, breathing, being, being together even on Zoom, moving, experiencing and perceiving, traveling inside oneself, traveling through space, warming up the body. The workshop will focus on creating different materials from which a devised performance can be developed from the physical vocabulary of each individual. The participants will together pass through the process of creating physical scores, that could be later edited or montaged into scenes.
The workshop is focused on interdisciplinarity between creative writing, physical theatre and dance, where the three fields influence, inspire, provoke and motivate each other.
Based on techniques of Eastern European laboratory theatre, and the 20th Century masters of contemporary theatre and dance, varied martial art techniques, and also unique theatre/dance techniques developed by Sanja Krsmanović Tasić after 40 years of dedicated work in the realm of performing art and dance. She believes that work in the realm of performing art is a part of cleansing and "ecology of the soul,” as she calls her original methodology.
The interactive workshop: How to create an interactive online experience
Date/Time: Saturday, June 18, 16:00 -18:00 UTC (duration: 2 hours)
Learning environments and communication have changed since the pandemics. Virtual experiences played an increasingly important role in educational programs. The need to become digitally literate in order to sustain a socio-emotional relationship despite distance became indispensable. In this context, this workshop proposes the use of various on-line applications for collaborative work. Participants will explore, enjoy and familiarize with collaborative tools to make on-line learning experiences cooperative, creative and inclusive. Each participant will be able to practice each tool individually or by groups, on a collective screen and on a personal one. The applications to be used will allow participants to explore their avatar, discover their communication style, and apply design thinking.
Literacies, Drama and Justice for All
Date/Time: Saturday, June 18, 14:00-16:00 UTC (duration: 2 hours)
This interactive, practical session looks at the ways drama/theatre and literacies intersect. Literacies are plural. We communicate in many modes and ways that include reading and writing, but expand far beyond reading and writing, using bodies and voices and space and listening. Drama/theatre done well opens up literacy to be literacies. We will explore how and share ideas on assessing and advocating for drama as a vital part of literacies education. But not all drama/theatre done well strives for a better, more just and inclusive communication space. So we will also ask: What does literacy mean in your part of the world? What power does it hold? Who decides what “literate” means? Whose stories matter? Whose stories are silenced? Together, we will play, create, question, reflect and re-imagine the places drama/theatre has in literacies education, and the places it might have, from classroom to studio to community to policy.
To find out more about the project you are supporting with your workshop fee/donation visit www.youngidea.org
25 May, 5 pm (UTC/GMT)
Tintti Karppinen, Drama teacher, Chair of Honour in FIDEA, Finland
in dialogue with Sanja Krsmanović Tasić, IDEA president
Finladn - Finish Drama/Theatre Education Association
Drama teacher, specialized in socio drama, games and drama for peace education.
Trainer of teachers and other professionals since 1975 in universities and institutes
Workshops and presentations in over 35 countries.
FIDEA Chair of Honour, President 1974-84 and still in EC.
IDEA EC member 1995-98, Vice President 1998-2001, in GMC 2001-07 and AC 2007-13.
IDEA Europe Coordinator since 2006.
UNESCO and WAAE: representative of IDEA in Paris 1998 with InSEA and ISME presidents to start cooperation for Arts in Education. Presenter in congresses and regional seminars around the world to prepare Lisbon 2006 and WAAE.
- Grozdanin Kikot 2010 (The International Prize for Contribution to the Development of Drama Education for 2009)
- Life time Achievement Award in the field of Creative Drama in Education 2017
- Lifelong Success Award for Establishing an Approach that Incorporates Creative Drama with Peace Education 2017
Check you local time of the event here.
Join the webinar via the Zoom link below:
Topic: WEBINAR WAAE Tintti Karppinen
Time: May 25, 2022 07:00 PM Budapest
Meeting ID: 891 8294 6327
The fifth session of THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA webinar will take place on Saturday, 21st May at 7:30 am UTC on Zoom.
The featured guests of the fourth session are Prof (Dr) Samuel Leong (Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia) and Dr. Zeki Özen (Turkey). The session host is the IDEA President Sanja Krsmanović Tasić.
Professor (Dr) Samuel Leong was the inaugural Director of Research at IDEA. He led a multifarious, interdisciplinary and international career for over 40 years spanning education, performance, health, media, technology, business and administration. He is co-founder of the UNESCO HK’s Glocal Peace Centre and former Director of the UNESCO Observatory for Research in Local Cultures and Creativity in Education in Hong Kong. He has contributed to over 100 publications, including the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, Educational Psychology, Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning, Creative Arts in Education and Culture, Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education, Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research, and Changing Policy-making Process in Greater China.
Zeki Özen was born in 1980. In 2033, he graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Elementary Education. During his university education, he became interested in drama in education. He held various positions in the field of facilitation/training and social communities. Between 2004-2005, he worked as a volunteer worker in Mourne Grange Camphill Community with disabled people in an educational and living institution in Northern Ireland. In 2005, he completed the Drama Teaching Program run by the Turkish Contemporary Drama Association. Between 2005-2011, Zeki was a student at Ankara University Institute of Educational Sciences Creative Drama Master’s Program. During the same years, he was a board member at the Turkish Contemporary Drama Association. He worked as a drama teacher in different Private Schools during 2005-2010. Since 2010, Zeki has been working at Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Elementary Education. In 2018, he completed his Ph.D. study at Ankara University, Institute of Educational Sciences, Department of Fine Arts Education. He still continues to carry out studies as a research assistant at Ankara University Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Elementary Education. He still takes the responsibility of being a board member in Çağdaş Drama Derneği (Contemporary Drama Association) and IDEA. He is working as General Secretary of Contemporary Drama Association and also Director of Research of IDEA.
You can join the webinar directly on Zoom or follow it via live stream on our Facebook page.
Topic: THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA Webinar on 21st May
Time: May 21, 2022 07:30 AM Universal Time UTC
Meeting ID: 827 3178 8129
International Arts Education Week is designated by the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to be May 23-29, 2022. The below information will help you promote the week to networks of arts/culture and education stakeholders. This year, the topic of the international week of arts education is PEACE! We wish to collect the voices of art educators to spread out during the celebrations of the International Arts Education Week during May 23-29, 2022.
Call For Action: Ring the Bells for Arts Education
The Ring the Bells for Arts Education action will take place again, this time as a WAAE initiative. We ask you all to join us on Monday 23rd of May at noon, by ringing bells or sounding other instruments as a sign of support for arts education. It will be a 24-hour world action, as we pass the time zones at noon. We also ask you to record a short video, or take a photo of the action and post it on your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn account, with the hashtags:
#BellsForArtsEd #ArtsEdWeek #WAAE #IDEA #INSEA #ISME #WDA
Ring the Bells for Arts Education, 12pm 23rd May
Call For Contributions: WAAE Open HOUSE
During the 2022 International Arts Education Week, the world Alliance of Arts Education will organize a series of webinars related to Arts Education and Peace. If you want to share your ideas and work with others, on the topic, you can send us a presentation for the Open House live session on the 26 May at 20.00h (CEST) or for the asynchronous presentations on the 27 May.
Please fill out this form to send your presentation.
Save the DATES: WAAE Webinars
Ring the Bells
Opening Webinar: Arts Education for Peace
Featured Film: Devaradiyaar in Sadir : The life and Art of Muthukannammal
A Webinar with Tintti Karppinen from Finland, who dedicated her life to peace education through art education
26 |27 May
Stories about the Alliance! A webinar with the founders of the World Alliance for Arts Education.
29 May |
Closing session/reflections …with WAAE leaders
Check the times of the webinars HERE.
Register HERE to attend the webinars.
CALL FOR ACTION: MAP the Field!
Help us to map the field and the diversity of approaches to arts education: Make a mp4 one minute video about practices illustrating the contribution of arts education in the lives of children, youth and adults. WAAE will showcase it in a global scale through WAAE virtual space.
Support the participants of the Young IDEA Lab 2022!
The next project of Young IDEA that brings young theater-makers and educators together to devise a performance is happening from June 24- July 6 in Reykjavik!
Young people from 7 different countries will take part, but not all have the means to support their travel costs, that's why we need you!
With your donations, young theater-makers and educators from Togo, the Philippines and South America can travel to Iceland and experience a cross-cultural exchange, create a performance and make their voices heard through their art!
Please consider donating now under: https://gofund.me/f790a5c0
More information about the project www.youngidea.org/projects-3
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Spanish: Associación Internacional Teatro y Educación