As many of you know, the next ITI congress in Manus has been cancelled due to political and governmental problems in Brazil. As the Swedish ITI-centre, we are very sad about this development and we feel extra strongly for the Manaus team, the General Secretariat and Executive Council team, who have worked so hard in the past two years for having this congress in Manaus. The Executive Council are now focusing their work on finding a solution to have a congress in Manuas in the future or elsewhere.
On a more positive note; during the end of May/beginning of June we will present the program and open the registration for the next edition of Swedstage. Swedstage is the opportunity to see and experience the very best of Swedish performing arts for children, youth and adults. During three days in Stockholm, we will present exclusively selected Swedish performances, able to tour and available for an international audience. Swedstage will take place October 23-25 in Stockholm and is organized by us together with Assitej Sweden.
We are very pleased to announce that we will organize a performing arts program during Stockholm Pride, which will include performances as well as seminars. The program is made in collaboration with the Swedish Arts Council, Kulturhuset City Theatre, Unga Klara, the National Touring Theatre and our members and we will also have the opportunity to invite some international guests to take part in the event. If you’re in Stockholm in the summer, remember to save the dates July 28-29 in order not to miss this!
May 18-21 the office will travel to the south of Sweden, more exactly to Helsingborg, and participate Bibu – the Swedish performing arts festival for children and youth. In collaboration with the Swedish Institute, we are, together with Assitej Sweden, inviting and coordinating a number of international guests who will attend the festival with us. A very warm welcome to Mohamed Dimassi, Tunisia, Phylemon Odhiambo Okoth, Kenya, Lê Quý Dương, Vietnam, Simon Iyarwema, Rwanda, Feyzan Yilmaz, Turkey, Samsom Movsesyan, Armenia, Irma Tavelidze, Georgia, Jaqueline Dommisse, South Africa and Holly Hunter from the UK!
Ulricha Johnson, managing director