From 17 to 27 May 2017, the ASSITEJ World Congress will take place in Capetown, South Africa. As Belgium became an offical ASSITEJ member, Belgian companies and artists can now apply with a production. You can apply in the ‘international platform’ and in the ‘collaborative platform’. Given that the theme of the congress will be ‘One Step Beyond : Inter-cultural dialogue’, ASSITEJ is specifically calling for collaborative productions between African countries, and African countries in partnership with other parts of the world. These productions need to have premiered from 2012 onwards and must be geared for a specific age group between 0 and 20 years old. All genres and styles of performance will be considered but performances that reflect on or contribute towards our understanding of inter-cultural dialogue and exchange will be favoured. Productions that are still in development may also be considered. If you are interested in exploring an international collaboration, and have ideas for such a collaboration, but are looking for partners in Africa to work with, please approach ASSITEJ South Africa for suggestions or introductions.
Performances submitted to the Festival’s International Platform need to have premiered from 2010 onwards and need to be created for children and/or young people (0-20 years). All genres and styles of performance may be considered.
The selection committee will consist of Tony Reekie (Scotland), Etoundi Zeyang (Cameroon), Maria Ines Falconi (Argentina), Hisashi Shimoyama (Japan) and Sue Giles (Australia).
You can find more information here: http://www.assitej2017.org.za/