International Festival-Fair
Between Tradition and Contemporaneity
July 7-13, 2008
Malpils, Latvia
Aannual professional festival-fair bringing up the question of the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts. The Festival is uniting performers from all over the world interested in the research of theatre methods between tradition and contemporaneity.
PROGRAMME: workshops, work demonstrations, lectures and performances by performers and theatre teachers from Singapore, Japan, Italy, Russia, USA, Germany and Canada:
Intrigues In The Qing Imperial Court
Chinese Opera performance by Chinese Theatre Circle (Singapore)
The Fascinating World of Chinese Opera
Workshop by Joanna Wong, the Artistic Director of Chinese Theatre Circle (Singapore)
Swinging Horizon
Performance by Ritsuko Tsumaki – dancer, choreographer (Japan)
Performers Physicality
Workshop by Sergei Ostrenko – theatre director and teacher (Russia)
Commedia Dell'Arte – A Tradition of Playing Now
Workshop and performance fragment by Fabrizio Paladin – actor, director, playwright, musician, teacher (Italy)
Staging the Dream: Ella Jaroszewicz and the Studio Magenia
Presentation by Michael Pape – actor, director, playwright, theatre scholar (USA)
• "Thrown" Project
Workshop and performance presentation by Nightmare Before Valentine (Andriana Seecker, Birgitt Bodingbauer, Lydia Ziemke – Germany)
BoxWhatBox: Performance Creation Workshop
Workshop presentation by Michael Devine – actor, director, playwright (Canada)
Exploring Pause Behavior
Workshop by Mandy Fox – playwright, director, actor, voice specialist, educator (USA)
PARTICIPANTS: actors, directors, dancers, choreographers, teachers, playwrights, stage designers, script writers, theatre critics, journalists, cultural managers.
Candidates should send a CV (resume) and a brief letter of motivation to stating the title, dates and location of the event.  
Participation fee: 500 EUR if payment is made before June 15th.
(580 EUR if payment is made after June 15th).
The fee covers attendance of all events of the festival programme, accommodation (six nights), three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and tea/coffee breaks.