On behalf of the Theatre Faculty of the Janacek Academy of Music
and Performing Arts (JAMU) in Brno, Czech Republic, we would like to
inform you about an open call for the 29th edition of the International
Festival of Theatre Schools SETKÁNÍ/ENCOUNTER, which will take place in
Brno from the 2nd of April to the 6th of April 2019.
aim of the festival is to provide a place where students, teachers and
other theatre makers can meet in order to present their work, working
methods and discuss them. The main programme consists of 11 to 13
performances from the chosen schools and the off-programme consists of
discussions, workshops, lectures, performances delivered by JAMU and
many other activities. Each theatre school focused on education of
future theatre professionals at higher education level (or other
equivalent national institution) can apply with only one performance.
The application form will be send to you during the next month.
deadline for sending the application in electronic form is the 15th of
December 2018. The Selection Committee will choose performances that
will be presented in the main programme. Last year the participants were
from Czech Republic, Scotland, South Africa, Israel, Slovenia,
Armenia, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Germany and United Kingdom. The
decision concerning the selection of schools will be announced by the
end of January 2019.
Although the festival is
non-competitive, every year the best and most inspiring and innovative
student artistic performances are awarded. The Jury consists of foreign
and domestic experts in the performing arts or theatre education and as
well comprises foreign and domestic students of theatre academies or
other higher education institutions with focus on theatre. The Jury can
present up to four MARTA Awards and one The SWAG of SETKÁNÍ/ENCOUNTER
Award. Awards can be given only for student achievements. For this
reason, we would be glad if you consider the possibility to sign up the
performance with the highest participation of student work (acting,
directing, stage design etc.). Students of the schools that are chosen
to the main programme cannot participate as jurors.
festival provides accommodation for a maximum number of 13 participants
from one school (including students, teachers, technicians and
drivers). Any other participants must cover the cost of their stay
Thank you very much for considering
your application for SETKÁNÍ/ENCOUNTER 2019 to help us fulfill our
mission: SETKÁNÍ/ENCOUNTER is to provide a place where students,
pedagogues and others involved with the theatre can meet to present and
discuss their work and methods. For this reason the minimum number of
days at our festival is 3 days.
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