Session 5 - 8th World Congress (Leicester)
Session 5 - 8th World Congress (Leicester)
Party at Curve Theatre - 8th World Congress (Leicester)
Party at Curve Theatre - 8th World Congress (Leicester)
Sgorbypark - Théâtre de poche
Sgorbypark - Théâtre de poche
IUTA 8th World Congress - Theatre and Pedagogy


Monday 28 June 2010 – Friday 2 July 2010
The Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom

The International University Theatre Association was established at Université de Liège (Belgium) in 1994 to develop and promote theatre training, creation, and theoretical and practical research, at the level of university or higher studies. The IUTA is present in every continent and has members in over fifty countries.

The IUTA holds a World Congress every two years and following the successful Congress in Urbino, Italy (2006) and Puebla, Mexico (2008), the 8th World Congress will be hosted by The Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom.

De Montfort University was awarded Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning status for its Performance Arts subjects in 2005 and has developed its excellence in this area under the title ‘The Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts’ (CEPA). CEPA supports excellent practice and develops innovative approaches in the teaching of Dance, Drama and Music Technology. In 2007 De Montfort University opened the new PACE Building, a superb range of studios and rehearsal spaces designed specifically for Dance, Drama and Music Technology teaching and learning activities.

The theme of the 2010 Congress is Theatre and Pedagogy

This Congress seeks to provide a forum for the exchange of a wide range of global practices relating to theatre pedagogy within our universities. Our aim is to highlight recent debates, initiatives and innovative approaches to learning and teaching in theory and practice, encompassing pedagogy and theatre history, performance theory and analysis, alongside the role of performance in all its contexts and uses in university theatre education.

All proposals must be received by 7 January 2010.

Access here to the home page of the congress to read the Call for Papers, Panels, Lecture-Demonstrations, Workshops and Performances.