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  • 24 Mar 2022 7:39 AM | Anonymous

    The third session of the online event THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA will be held on Saturday, 26th March at 12 pm (noon) UTC.

    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. 

    The featured guests of the third session are Larry O'Farrell and Nefeli Angeloglou. 

    Larry O' Farrell is Professor Emeritus and past holder of the UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning, Faculty of Education, Queen's University, Canada.  Larry served two terms as President of IDEA.  He has presented keynotes, research papers, and workshops in more than 30 countries and has published hundreds of scholarly articles, abstracts, chapters and books. As General Rapporteur for the 2nd UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education (Seoul, Korea, 2010) Larry was responsible for writing The Seoul Agenda:  Goals for the Development of Arts Education. 

    Nefeli Angeloglou is a Greek theater maker and pedagogue working in Germany. She works with children, teenagers and adults using digital media, sound and stage elements and is passionate about democratic and feminist work integrated into school and pedagogical concepts.

    The session host is Zeki Ozen, IDEA Director of Research, while the technical host is the IDEA Administrator Borisav Matić. 

    To check your local time, visit the following link

    You can follow the event on a live stream on our Facebook page or join the Zoom meeting. 

    IDEA INTERNATIONAL is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    Topic: THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA 26th March 2022
    Time: Mar 26, 2022 12:00 PM Greenwich Mean Time
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 895 4213 2597
    Passcode: 942134

    Adriana Nichting's drawing of the March 12 session of THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA

  • 22 Mar 2022 12:51 AM | Anonymous

    We invite you to the next African Theatre Webinar with the topic "Creating New Spaces Together: Ways of Collaboration in a Multi-Perspective World". 

    Date: 23rd March

    Time: 4 pm UTC/ check your local time here


    Prof. Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare (Department of Performing Arts and Film Makerere University, Uganda) 

    Prof. Marion Kuester (Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Rostock, Germany. Rostock University, Germany)  

    The webinar will also feature a picture show of Adriana Nichting's drawings of the African Theatre Webinar. 

    Join the webinar via link below: 


    Meeting-ID: 931 5460 9058

    Passcode: 859621

  • 13 Mar 2022 11:49 PM | Anonymous

    The World Alliance for Arts Education (WAAE), a global network for associations - including IDEA - representing arts educators worldwide, notes with grief the ongoing conflicts that cause such havoc and pain for human beings. This violence denies youth and their communities the simple experiences of peace, education, and culture without which no one can thrive. The WAAE advocates for international collaboration and understanding, and such irresponsible and unprovoked violence are an assault on all those who seek to enable education, cultivate culture, and promote peace.

    WAAE, in recognition of the human rights to peace, education, and culture, strongly condemns all violence and conflicts. Recognizing an urgent need for peace education, WAAE urges leaders and individuals to endeavor to give peace a chance, especially through arts and cultural learning. We acknowledge the power of arts education to develop consciousness and foster harmony between individuals, society and environment.

    The WAAE sends its thoughts and expresses its solidarity to the millions of arts educators in areas of conflict and around the world who are working for peace, showing compassion, using the power of the arts to foster and transform humanity through our schools, communities, and societies.

    The WAAE pledges to support arts educators who harness the power and potential of education through the arts to promote peace. We challenge all arts educators around the world to continue to work together for a strong international community of arts education fostering collaboration, inclusion, empathy, and compassion for all.

    10 March 2022

    Advocating For Arts Education Worldwide https://www.waae.online/  

    The word "peace" written in different languages

  • 13 Mar 2022 4:37 AM | Anonymous

    The second session of the online event THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA was held on Saturday, 12th March at 12 pm (Noon) UTC. 

    Although the plan is for each session in the series to take place the last Saturday of the month, we had to postpone the second session due to unexpected circumstances. The third session will be held as planned on Saturday, 26th March.

    The featured guests of the second session were Stig A. Eriksson, one of the founders of IDEA and part of our association from the very beginning, a Professor Emeritus in drama and applied theatre at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, at the Institute of the Arts in Bergen, Norway; and Anj Heruela, a drama/theatre teacher from the Philippines, the director of Young IDEA from 2013 till 2017, a member of PETA and the creative and Strategy Director in Ant Savvy Creatives. 

    The dialogue between guests was in a form of a walk through the IDEA memory lane through a critical lens, and a glimpse into what the future of IDEA could look like.

    The session host was Sanja Krsmanovic Tasic and the technical host Borisav Matic. 

    You can watch the recording of the streamed video at  the following link

    Stig A. Eriksson presenting the work of IDEA in its early days in the 1990s

    Stig A. Eriksson, Sanja Krsmanovic Tasic and Anj Heruela (clockwise from the top left) at the event 

    The first session took place on 29th January at noon UTC as an intergenerational and intercultural dialogue between Maria van Bakelen (Netherlands/France), the Honorary President of IDEA and IDEA President from 1992-1998, and Miao Bin (China), Drama Teacher & Head of Art Education of Tianfu No.7 High School Primary Section, Chengdu, China.

    You can watch the recording of the event at the following link

  • 20 Jan 2022 9:59 PM | Anonymous

    The 9th IDEA World Congress under the slogan DRAMA 4ALL. Drama for tall and small. Celebrating drama in a changing world will be held in Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, on the 4th – 8th of July 2022.  We welcome all drama/theatre 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 honor 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

    Registration began on 3rd January and is going well. The situation with Covid is starting to improve and we are now looking forward to brighter times.

    The deadline for early-bird registration is on the 3rd of April. The deadline for paper and workshop proposals was on the 15th of January.

    Many interesting proposals were sent, and the directors of projects have started to plan further the academic program. The deadline for applications for the Solidarity Fund was on the 1st of February when those who are in need had the chance to apply.

    Venues for the Congress opening ceremony and performances have been secured and it is a pleasure to announce that the opening ceremony will be held in the Reykjavík City Theatre, and for those interested in social gatherings, the Congress club will be in the basement of The National Theatre.

    The Congress committee looks forward to the summer. 

    You can find more detailed information regarding the Congress on the 9th IDEA World Congress website: https://ideaiceland.com/  

    Also, the Instagram page of the Congress is now up and we invite you to follow it and share it: https://www.instagram.com/dramaiceland2022/ 

  • 19 Jan 2022 3:46 PM | Anonymous

    We are looking for participants for the next young IDEA Lab in Iceland between June 24 and July 4th, 2022! The participants can be young theater educators, theater makers and practitioners, or students in those fields aged between 20 and 32 years old, that are interested in taking part in a cross-cultural exchange with other young professionals on the topic of Theater for all! 

    The Lab 2022 will be a place to meet, work and learn from each other, while artistically researching the topic of “Theater for all: “Reclaiming our physical body: How can we make theater for all possible in times of a crisis?”

    The participants will explore cross-cultural theater practices through peer-to-peer workshops, will artistically research the topic of the conference and create a performance of the generated artistic material.

    If you are interested in participating, you can find more information here and apply by filling out the following form.  The deadline for applications is 25th February. 

  • 18 Jan 2022 3:58 PM | Anonymous

    Save the date!

    Theatre Education to Stop Ecocide and Start Good Living!

    Theatre education in schools and communities enables us, students and teachers, to create, produce and perform the futures we envision. Can we each act, together, on time, to save our world?  

    This series of three webinars places performance at the heart of South-North dialogues to achieve three aims in times of ecocide and climate collapse:

    • To view an Amazon-German students-theatre project collaboration as an example, to see how we might work in the space between Ecocide and Good Living.

    • To view a Global project collaboration and six communities in crisis to see how students' theatre projects in schools might act globally in our local place, between Ecocide and Good Living.  

    • To identify diverse strategies and develop plans for theatre education for Good Living through collaborative projects in and between different regions across the world.

    Young Brazilian dancers of the group "AfroRaiz" in Germany 2019  -  ABRA and BVTS in collaboration

    Webinar 1-    Saturday, April  9th, 2022, 14 CET

    Context and Example of Global South-North Collaborative Projects

    Webinar 2 - Saturday, May  7th

    Webinar 3 - Saturday, June 4th

  • 16 Jan 2022 4:10 PM | Anonymous

    To mark the 30 years of IDEA, every last Saturday of the month in 2022 an online event is taking place, organized by the IDEA Online Working Group led by Sanja Krsmanovic Tasic and by the IDEA 30 Years Anniversary Working Group, led by Tom Willems, IDEA Director of Projects and Concepts.. The event consists of the presentation of significant figures that have formed and built IDEA as a worldwide association, through an encounter and dialogue with younger IDEA members from over the world. The event has the purpose of tracing IDEA’s 30 years journey through the form of oral history and through building a bridge between generations, the featured members presenting IDEA’s past, present and future. 

    A screenshot from Miao Bin’s presentation at the January THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA event

    The first session took place on 29th January at noon UTC as an intergenerational and intercultural dialogue between Maria van Bakelen (Netherlands/France), the Honorary President of IDEA and IDEA President from 1992-1998, and Miao Bin (China), Drama Teacher & Head of Art Education of Tianfu No.7 High School Primary Section, Chengdu, China. The session host and moderator was Sanja Krsmanović Tasić, IDEA President, while the technical host was Borisav Matić, IDEA Administrator. 

    Adriana Nichting’s drawing of the first (HI)STORY OF IDEA session 

    You can watch the recording of the event at the following link

    Stay tuned for more THE (HI)STORY OF IDEA events that will happen every month. There will be more information soon about near future sessions.

  • 15 Jan 2022 4:20 PM | Anonymous

    Using qualitative research platforms for theatre education research - generating and representing data 

    This workshop, held online via Zoom, had an aim of demonstrating how researchers can utilize technology to organize, visualize and represent data. Peter Duffy shared the process for using a program called MAXQDA to organize coded data into themes, and then transform those themes into scenes for his play based on teacher interviews. There are a variety of digital qualitative platforms that can be used such as NVIVO, Dedoose, Quirkos, Atlas.ti, WebQDA, and many others. The general research and representation principles are similar across platforms, but for the purposes of this workshop, only the MAXQDA platform was used. By the end of the workshop, more than 30 participants from all across the world became familiar with the basic notion of coding, organizing data into themes, and starting to think about how to shape themes into theatrical scenes. 

    Screenshot from the Webinar with Peter Duffy 

  • 14 Jan 2022 4:22 PM | Anonymous

    The African Theatre Webinar series, organized by Dr. Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare and Prof. Marion Küster, continued in November 2021, with a holiday break in December, and in the new year of 2022. The series has aims to share concepts of African drama and theatre globally, to establish closer contacts and professional relationships among drama/theatre and education practitioners in Africa with the rest of the world, to contribute towards efforts to mainstream Africa into world debates and agendas and to contribute towards decolonization and liberation of Africa from perpetual dependency on the West for cultural values and identities. 

    Screenshot from the African Theatre Webinar

    The participants of the November edition of the Webinar had a chance to learn about drama/theatre in Tanzanian primary education with Daines Nicodem Sanga, Senior Lecturer from the Department of Creative Arts at the University of Dar es Salaam. The topic of the January edition was creating  professional communities of practice through arts/theatre associations; featuring guests wereDr. Chriistiana Deliewen Afrikaner, the President of Africa Arts Association – AfrAA, and Mclaudy Muyuni Munanzwa, the Founder of Mclaudy Creations, Zambia. 

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