Performing Arts Management Today

Dates: December 17 – 21, 2013
Venue: Retzhof Castle Educational Institute – Austria
International conference open to arts managers, arts administrators, arts management educators and consultants, arts entrepreneurs, fundraisers, producers, arts agents and talent managers interested to meet potential collaborators and partners – performers from different creative genres and techniques – actors, dancers, directors, choreographers, musicians; performing arts educators and researchers, casting directors, artists, authors, theatre managers, festival organizers and arts publishers from from different countries.

The Drama School, Mumbai

On 1 July, 2013, Theatre Professionals will open The Drama School, Mumbai.
The first offering of the school, is the One year certificate course in Acting and Theatre-Making, which covers 6 months of Training, and 6 months of Internships and a Touring Production and will provide you with a strong connection to the theatre industry.
The school aims to provides an exceptional training programme of the same calibre as our past workshops, which will set a strong foundation for those seeking to pursue a career in acting, theatre, film and all allied art forms.



Atelier for Young Festival Managers, Beirut

This sixth edition of the Atelier for Young Festival Managers BEIRUT 2013 organised by the European Festivals Association and the Beiteddine Art Festival is the first Atelier in the Arab world and takes place from 5-12 October 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon.

Applications have to be submitted via an online application form. Detailed information on the Atelier BEIRUT, on the application process and eligibility criteria is available here. You can contact EFA with any questions you may have at atelier@efa-aef.eu

45 young festival managers from all over the world will be selected to attend the Atelier. Under the coordination of Hugo De Greef (former EFA Secretary General, General Manager Bruges European Capital of Culture 2002, Founder and former Director Kaaitheater, Brussels), some ten presenters from all over the world – all renowned, trailblazing festival managers – will share their rich experiences with the participants. Four mentors have already confirmed their participation: Bernard Faivre d'Arcier (former long-standing Artistic Director of the Avignon Festival and President of the Lyon Biennial – France), Rose Fenton (Director Free Word, Co-Founder LIFT Festival, London – UK), Nele Hertling (Vice-Chair of the Academy of Arts Berlin – Germany), Jonathan Mills (Festival Director and Chief Executive Edinburgh International Festival – UK).

The sixth edition of the Atelier for young festival managers will bring together a strong selection of diverse participants with various backgrounds active in all arts disciplines, emerging artistic directors of festivals from all over the world. The diversity of the group united in the shared ambition to be trained to run artistically high-level festivals will be the guiding line during the Atelier and the legacy way beyond the 7 days.

Kutiyattam Workshop, Kochi

A Kutiyattam Workshop at Changampuzha Park,Edappalli, Kochi from 19th April to 21st April 2013, organised by Changampuzha Smaraka Grandhasala,Edappalli; Changampuzha Samskarika Kendram,Edappalli; Chathakkutam Krishnan Nambiar Mizhavu Kalari; Natyasasthra,Katampazhipuram.

Training Sessions: 10 am to 3.30 pm on all days
– 10 am to 11.30: Mizhavu- Various rhythms and their performance
– 11.30 am to 1pm: Mudrabhinayam
– 2pm to 3.30pm: Acting techniques in Kutiyattam
led by artists – Sri.VKK Hariharan, Smt.Usha Nangiar, Sri.Kalamandalam Rajeev and Sri.Kalamandalam AN Hariharan

Cholliyattam at 3.30 pm on all days

Talks by performing artists and art critics at 5.30pm on all days
Prof.M Thomas Mathew,DR C M Neelakandan, Sri.K K Gopalakrishnan, Dr.Narayanan,Prof.Chandradasan,Sri.Narippatta Raju and Sri.Margi Madhu.

Stage performances at 7 pm on all days