International Conference in Austria

We are pleased invite you to take part in the annual International Conference in Austria!

Theatre Between Tradition & Contemporaneity:
Theatre – Dance – Music – Visual & Multimedia Art – Arts administration – Performing Arts Training – Theatre Design & Technology

December 16 – 20, 2016

Retzhof Castle – Austria

The Conference is accepting presentation proposals!

The conference is open to performing arts practitioners and researchers from different countries: performing arts academics, arts educators and teachers, performers of various genres and techniques, theatre directors, dancers and choreographers, arts administrators and producers, musicians, stage designers, costume designers, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, theatre critics, arts journalists, etc.

The conference offers a wonderful chance for performers, performing arts educators and teachers to demonstrate their methods and techniques to the international audience!

Presentation formats:

  • practical workshop/master class
  • work in progress/work demonstration
  • performance fragment not requiring special technical conditions
  • interactive talk/lecture/discussion
  • photo/video demonstration
  • exhibition, installation
  • research presentation
  • other way of demonstration proposed by Speaker/Presenter can be considered.


The conference will take place in the green heart of Austria – Styria state, in German “Steiermark”, located in the southeast of the country. The venue is located at the territory of the 15th century castle, which is today the modern international arts centre. Everything is organized at the territory of the castle – conference space, comfortable accommodation and three meals per day (vegetarian/non vegetarian at the delegate’ choice). The venue is surrounded by nature, fields and woods. The nearest international airports are located in Graz, Vienna and Klagenfurt. There is a train connection to the workshop town.
The conference working language is English.

For event details, submission guidelines & practical details, please view

If you do not have the possibility to visit IUGTE Conference this year to make the presentation in person, the Conference offers you to share your promo materials with international audience during the programme – send us your booklets, cards, DVDs, book samples, publications (or any other format) by post.

Please contact us for more details, we shall be happy to provide more information on this option.

We wish you good luck in your activities and hope to meet you at IUGTE Conference in Austria this year!


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