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  • 아시테지 세계본부 뉴스레터 No.114
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 Beginning the Journey…Pausing to Gather Momentum for Clarity
By Pamela Udoka, ASSITEJ Executive Committee

The 20th ASSITEJ World Congress and International Festival scheduled for May 2020 in Tokyo, Japan is fast approaching with the theme BEGINNING THE JOURNEY.

For me, beginning a journey does not always imply starting a fresh movement. It can imply that the journey had been on, but a need arose that necessitated a pause. This ‘pause’, calls for reflection and stock taking that requires putting all aspects of the journey in proper perspective and coming up with ways to navigate through perceived and real obstacles. This makes acceleration faster and smoother.

I cite the example of the Nigerian Universities Theatre Arts Festival (NUTAF). NUTAF came into existence in 1981 when only six (6) Nigerian universities offered theatre arts. It went to nine (9) by the end of the 1980s, then to twelve (12), and as at 2019, there are fifty-five (55). Definitely with the growing numbers came issues of organization and logistics. It was therefore no surprise that there was a lull for 11 years after the 2005 edition. For eleven (11) years there was no inter-theatrical exchange in Nigerian Universities. Not comfortable with such a lacuna and recognizing the benefits of this theatrical exchange for the growth of the profession, a team of ExNUTASITES, led by Professor Emmanuel Dandaura and Mr. Greg Odutayo, championed a movement for the rebirth of this vibrant annual festival leading to NUTAF being revived in 2017 and culminating in the special NUTAF which was held in October 2019 at the National Theatre in Lagos hosted by the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts Practitioners (NANTAP) under the able leadership of our national President, Mr. Isreal Eboh.
As one of the Celebrity Ambassadors for the event, it was my duty to lead the carnival, and show the young students how this was done years ago, setting the pace and tone for all the other activities of the festival. My last carnival as a student of theatre arts at the University of Ibadan was in 1987 at the NUTAF held at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

There is a wave of TYA awareness in Nigeria. Festivals for young audiences are springing up and examples include but are not limited to, Eko Theatre Carnival (ETC), Kininso Theatre Festival (KIFT), Abuja Children Theatre Festival (ACT-Fest) and other age-old ones like Nzeh Mada Festival being rebranded and waxing strong. In addition to its established children’s theatre programs, the National Troupe of Nigeria has also included nationwide Community Outreaches that cater to children and youth. There is also the grandmother of them all, the ASSITEJ Nigeria Theatre Festival (ANT Festival) which has its next edition coming up in August 2020. The genre of theatre for children and young people is receiving the attention it deserves.

It is on this note I implore all African countries that have put a pause on their ASSITEJ journeys for one reason or the other, to rethink their decisions. I also appeal to all those African countries waiting on the sidelines to join the ASSITEJ train.
In Nigeria, as regards Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), we are keeping our expectations and hopes very high and we want to spread that same spirit all across Africa and beyond.

I urge us to take decisive steps to BEGIN THE JOURNEY come May 2020, in Tokyo, Japan.
Here is hoping to meet and greet as many of you as possible in Tokyo!! 

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ASSITEJ News
 
 
ASSITEJ Japan / ASSITEJ International
 
Call for Advertisements
 

We are glad to offer you an opportunity in our magazine that will help to make your work more visible to the global community! 

All delegates and participants at the Congress will receive a copy (around 1000 – 2000 delegates), more copies will be distributed by the different National Centres in their countries, and the digital version of the magazine has a very large online outreach.

Possibilities for: Full page, half a page, a quarter of a page and inside back cover.

⏰ Deadline: 10 January 2020

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Book your ads now! 

 
ASSITEJ International
 
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child turns 30
 

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child turned 30 on 20th November 2019.

It is the most widely ratified human rights treaty with only the USA not having ratified. Article 31 recognises the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.
And yet… we seem further from this goal than ever. With budget cuts to arts access in Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, UK and many other countries, children and young people need our energy to ensure that access is made possible. 

On the 30 year anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of the Child, we need a concerted global effort to realise this vision.

Read more about World Children’s Day

 
ASSITEJ International
 
Award Nominations - Deadline extended!
 

Every three years, at the ASSITEJ World Congress, we host an award ceremony celebrating theatre practitioners, researchers and playwrights. The nominees are chosen by our members (the national centres and networks). We are now preparing the awards for the 20th World Congress in Tokyo, Japan!

⏰ Deadline: 2 December 2019

Read more >>> / Leer en español >>> / Lire en français >>>

 
 
Save the date!
 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
 
18, 19, and 21 May 2020
 
 

ASSITEJ invites all members to take part in the General Assembly, during the 20th ASSITEJ World Congress in Tokyo, Japan. The dates of the Assembly are:

  • Monday 18 May 2020 (day one)
  • Tuesday 19 May 2020 (day two)
  • Thursday 21 May 2020 (day three)

The Congress takes places from 14th – 24th of May.

 
 
 
Opportunities
View all open calls

Discover various open calls concerning TYA!

 
 
Call for Performances: Jacaranda Theatre Arts Festival

ASSITEJ Zambia

 After this year's successful edition, ASSITEJ Zambia is again inviting theatre groups and individuals to participate in the 2020 Jacaranda Festival 

⏰ Deadline: 15 January 2020
🌍 Lusaka, ZMB
 🗓 18 – 21 March 2020

Read the call >>>

 
Call for Performances: Segni 2020

ASSITEJ Italy

 The application for participating in the next festival edition is open from the 1st to the 31st of December 2019. 

⏰ Deadline: 31 Dec. 2019
🌍 Mantua, ITA
🗓 31 Oct. – 8 November 2020

Read the call >>>

 
Photography Competition Theatre Exposed

Ukraine

The competition welcomes your theatre photographs in five categories: art photography; portrait photo; movement in art; retro photo; open category.
 
⏰ Deadline: 10 Febr. 2020

🌍 Ukraine

Read the call >>>

 

 
 
 
 
ITYARN
 
Call for Papers: Talking TYA
 

Proposals are invited for Talking TYA, a two-day international conference to be held as part of Galway’s celebration of its year as European Capital of Culture in 2020. Conference Theme: Participation in TYA

 

⏰ Deadline: 10 January 2020
🌍 Galway, IRL
🗓 9 – 10 October 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the call >>>

 

 

 

 

 

 
ASSITEJ Russia
 
Call for Performances: Minifest
 

The MINIFEST is one of the oldest international theatre festivals for young audience in Russia. The 14th edition of this international theatre festival for children and young people is now calling for productions. 

⏰ Deadline: 1 April 2020
🌍 Rostov-on-Don, RUS
🗓 16 – 22 October 2020

Read the call >>>

 
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TYA News from around the world
 
 
News from Brazil

ASSITEJ Brazil - CBTIJ

Read about FIBRA, a new network of Brazilian International TYA Festivals, a successful TYA seminar and a new theatre festival.

Read more >>>

 
News from Spain

ASSITEJ Spain 

The theatre company La Rous has been awarded the ASSITEJ Spain National Prize 2019. The national centre also took part in the International Theatre Book Fair.

Read more >>> | 
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Invest more in arts, rather than less.

ASSITEJ Belgium 

ASSITEJ Belgium calls the international community of performing arts for young people for support, after the Flemish government has announced to cut budgets severely. ASSITEJ has written a letter of support.

Sign the petition >>>

 
 
 
 
 
Todo va a estar bien, Acto por la infancia

ASSITEJ Chile

Due to the numerous manifestations that are happening in Chile now, FITA Chile 2019 was cancelled and TEVEO ASSITEJ Chile created the Act for Children #everythingisgonnabefine, on November 2nd in Santiago. 

Read more >>>

 
The Rebirth of ASSITEJ Zimbabwe

ASSITEJ Zimbabwe 

The Zimbabwe association of theatre for children and young people (ZATCYP) is at the stage of reviving its structures in-order to continue with its mandate to promote theatre for children and young people in the country. 

Read more >>>

 
VærelZe313 is looking to widen its international network

Denmark 

VærelZe313 was founded in 2009 as the first of its kind in Denmark. They are a youth stage and cultural crew at the Danish regional theater, Syddjurs Egnsteater.   

 

Read more >>>

 
 
 
Upcoming Festivals
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Check out the upcoming festivals in the ASSITEJ network and beyond!

 
 
Kids Festival

ASSITEJ Italy

This festival with different languages, genres and locations contributes to making Christmas holidays not just a moment of leisure but a possibility of growth and meeting as only theatre can make happen. 

🌍 Lecce, ITA
🗓27 Dec. - 6 January 2020

More info >>>

 
De Stilte

ASSITEJ Netherlands 

Dance company De Stilte is pleased to invite you to their showcase on Monday the 16th of December 2019. The company will present full performances that are part of the repertory in the season 2020-2021.

🌍 Breda, NLD
🗓16
 December 2019

More info >>>

 
Visioni

ASSITEJ Italy 

Since 2004, ten days devoted to theatre for early years with companies and operators coming from all over the world.
An event to watch, experience and recognize performing arts for early years audiences.

     

 

🌍 Bologna, ITA
🗓 28 Feb. – 8 March 2020

More info >>>

 
 
Article Section
 
Knowledge - Experiences - Reflections
 
 
“Without youth theatre, I would never have won the Booker prize”
 

 by Bernardine Evaristo

“At the youth theatre, we learned to think independently and imaginatively while participating collaboratively in drama activities that developed our confidence and honed our performance skills. (…) It was the incubator of my early creativity, a safe space to spend my childhood. I would never have won the Booker prize last week, alongside Margaret Atwood, if the youth theatre had not nurtured what would become a lifelong career in the arts. ”

 
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