Aug 8, 2011

Conference in Austria: Call for Presentations, Workshops, Papers

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to take part
in the International Conference
"Performing Arts Training Today"

December 17 - 21, 2011

at Retzhof Castle - Retzhof Educational Institute
in Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria!

"Performing Arts Training Today" is the professional conference open
to performers, performing arts educators and teachers from all over
the world interested in the research of topical questions and
processes in contemporary performing arts education and training.

The conference is open to different art genres, techniques and forms -
theatre, dance, music, circus, visual and multimedia art.

The main tasks of the conference are to demonstrate various methods
and techniques in contemporary performing arts education and training,
to open discussions about successful and effective strategies, to
establish new contacts, to exchange experiences with colleagues from
different countries and to lay the foundation for future networking
and collaboration.

PARTICIPANTS: actors, directors, choreographers, dancers, performing
arts educators, teachers, musicians, singers, composers, stage
designers, painters, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters,
playwrights, theatre critics, journalists and arts managers.

The working language is ENGLISH.


The conference will take place in the "Green Heart" of Austria, Styria
Region in Leitring bei Leibnitz, the beautiful town located about
30min drive from Graz Thalerhof Airport, 2.5h from Vienna, 40min from
Graz, and just 20min from the Slovenian border. The programme will
take place in the 15th century historic castle of in the landscape of
natural beauty.

The organizers help the conference guests to organize accommodation
and meals in Leitring bei Leibnitz.


You are welcome to take part in the conference
as a Speaker, Presenter, Participant, Observer!

"Performing Arts Training Today" is a wonderful opportunity for
performers, performing arts educators and teachers to demonstrate
their methods and techniques. The number of presentations is limited.
The program forms on a competitive basis.


•  practical workshop/master class
•  work in progress
•  performance fragment not requiring special technical conditions
•  reading/lecture
•  other way of demonstration offered by Speaker/Presenter can be considered


The presentation proposal should be sent to
and should include the following documents:

•  Letter of motivation stating the conference title and dates
describing the purpose of application - at least in one sentence
•  Detailed CV
•  Brief biography - max 100 words
•  Title and format of presentation
•  Brief overview of presentation - max 250 words
•  Head shot and additional photo materials

All documents of a presentation proposal should be sent in one email
as attachments: text documents should be sent in Word format, photo
materials should be sent in JPG format.

Registration fee for Presenters/Speakers:

500 EUR if payment is made before August 12th - reduced early registration fee.
(695 EUR if payment is made after August 12th).

The fee covers the Speaker's/Presenter's registration fee
and participation in all events of the conference programme:
practical workshops, presentations, performance fragments, lectures.

Conference web page:

Photo gallery of the past events:

Speakers/Presenters of the past conferences:

We appreciate in advance if you could spread the word among your
friends and colleagues. Thank you very much, and have a great creative
work in your field!

Please feel free to contact me for questions you may have about the conference.

Yours truly,

Alex Weller
Project Coordinator