All this food for thought and conversations will be developed in close relation with our partners and the context in which the Atelier takes place, serving as a source of inspiration and discussions, by meeting local actors, with time in the programme foreseen to discover the respective festivals and arts scene in Düsseldorf / Germany.

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Atelier Düsseldorf is organised in partnership with the International Theatre Institute(ITI) and Theater der Welt:

  • ITI was created on the initiative of the first UNESCO Director General, Sir Julian Huxley, and the playwright and novelist, JB Priestly in 1948, just after the Second World War, and at the beginning of the Cold War, when the Iron Curtain divided the East and the West. The aim of the founders of ITI was to build an organization that was aligned with UNESCO’s goals on culture, education and the arts, and which would focus its endeavours on improving the status of all members of the performing arts professions. They envisaged an organization that created platforms for international exchange and for engagement in the education of the performing arts, for beginners and professionals alike, as well as using the performing arts for mutual understanding and peace.
  • Theater der Welt was founded in 1981 after the success of THEATRE OF NATIONS, the festival of the worldwide ITI, in Hamburg (1979) by the German centre of the International Theatre Institute as a biennial festival. Theater der Welt became triennial in 1993. Each festival edition takes place in a different city in Germany and with a different artistic director. The next Theater der Welt festival is scheduled for 2020 in Duesseldorf, May 14-31.