ASSITEJ Germany’s International Directors’ Seminar 2015

Back in the 80s ASSITEJ Belgium represented the Dutch speaking part of the country, in the 90s the French speaking community.  Some time ago it all went silent and Belgium, although it has a lively art scene for young audiences, was no longer an ASSITEJ member; that changed when the Krokusfestival in Hasselt invited Yvette Hardie in 2014. To cut a long story short, ASSITEJ Belgium was accepted as a new member in Berlin 2015, now representing all three communities of our country, both in the board as well as in our activities.

At the kick-off during Krokusfestival 2015, both executive board members Vigdis Jakobsdottir and Sue Giles saw more than 100 people who showed up. The first focus of ASSITEJ Belgium will be on a national level; names of companies, venues, festivals, funding systems, cultural and aesthetic visions, it became obvious that the three communities hardly know each other. We want to stimulate the knowledge, the collaborations and the exchange of artists between all communities. That is why we have planned a second national meeting, at the Festival des Turbulences in Namur (November 2015). Companies will present themselves, there will be some challenging blind dates and the networks in ASSITEJ will be presented.

The second focus is on the communication: a new logo, a website, newsletter, meetings/gatherings, etc. On the international level we are still developing plans of action, but are very eager to collaborate, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Yannick Boudeau, Marijke De Moor, Johan De Smet, Zita Epenge, Roger Hilgers, Veerle Kerckhoven, Pierre Lambotte, Séverine Latour, Vincent Raoult, Tom Rummens, Ditte Van Brempt, Karel Van Ransbeeck and Gerhard Verfaillie
Back in the 80s ASSITEJ Belgium represented the Dutch speaking part of the country, in the 90s the French speaking community.  Some time ago it all went silent and Belgium, although it has a lively art scene for young audiences, was no longer an ASSITEJ member; that changed when the Krokusfestival in Hasselt invited Yvette Hardie in 2014. To cut a long story short, ASSITEJ Belgium was accepted as a new member in Berlin 2015, now representing all three communities of our country, both in the board as well as in our activities.

At the kick-off during Krokusfestival 2015, both executive board members Vigdis Jakobsdottir and Sue Giles saw more than 100 people who showed up. The first focus of ASSITEJ Belgium will be on a national level; names of companies, venues, festivals, funding systems, cultural and aesthetic visions, it became obvious that the three communities hardly know each other. We want to stimulate the knowledge, the collaborations and the exchange of artists between all communities. That is why we have planned a second national meeting, at the Festival des Turbulences in Namur (November 2015). Companies will present themselves, there will be some challenging blind dates and the networks in ASSITEJ will be presented.

The second focus is on the communication: a new logo, a website, newsletter, meetings/gatherings, etc. On the international level we are still developing plans of action, but are very eager to collaborate, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Yannick Boudeau, Marijke De Moor, Johan De Smet, Zita Epenge, Roger Hilgers, Veerle Kerckhoven, Pierre Lambotte, Séverine Latour, Vincent Raoult, Tom Rummens, Ditte Van Brempt, Karel Van Ransbeeck and Gerhard Verfaillie
Back in the 80s ASSITEJ Belgium represented the Dutch speaking part of the country, in the 90s the French speaking community.  Some time ago it all went silent and Belgium, although it has a lively art scene for young audiences, was no longer an ASSITEJ member; that changed when the Krokusfestival in Hasselt invited Yvette Hardie in 2014. To cut a long story short, ASSITEJ Belgium was accepted as a new member in Berlin 2015, now representing all three communities of our country, both in the board as well as in our activities.

At the kick-off during Krokusfestival 2015, both executive board members Vigdis Jakobsdottir and Sue Giles saw more than 100 people who showed up. The first focus of ASSITEJ Belgium will be on a national level; names of companies, venues, festivals, funding systems, cultural and aesthetic visions, it became obvious that the three communities hardly know each other. We want to stimulate the knowledge, the collaborations and the exchange of artists between all communities. That is why we have planned a second national meeting, at the Festival des Turbulences in Namur (November 2015). Companies will present themselves, there will be some challenging blind dates and the networks in ASSITEJ will be presented.

The second focus is on the communication: a new logo, a website, newsletter, meetings/gatherings, etc. On the international level we are still developing plans of action, but are very eager to collaborate, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Yannick Boudeau, Marijke De Moor, Johan De Smet, Zita Epenge, Roger Hilgers, Veerle Kerckhoven, Pierre Lambotte, Séverine Latour, Vincent Raoult, Tom Rummens, Ditte Van Brempt, Karel Van Ransbeeck and Gerhard VerfaillieAssitej-Belgium
Back in the 80s ASSITEJ Belgium represented the Dutch speaking part of the country, in the 90s the French speaking community.  Some time ago it all went silent and Belgium, although it has a lively art scene for young audiences, was no longer an ASSITEJ member; that changed when the Krokusfestival in Hasselt invited Yvette Hardie in 2014. To cut a long story short, ASSITEJ Belgium was accepted as a new member in Berlin 2015, now representing all three communities of our country, both in the board as well as in our activities.

At the kick-off during Krokusfestival 2015, both executive board members Vigdis Jakobsdottir and Sue Giles saw more than 100 people who showed up. The first focus of ASSITEJ Belgium will be on a national level; names of companies, venues, festivals, funding systems, cultural and aesthetic visions, it became obvious that the three communities hardly know each other. We want to stimulate the knowledge, the collaborations and the exchange of artists between all communities. That is why we have planned a second national meeting, at the Festival des Turbulences in Namur (November 2015). Companies will present themselves, there will be some challenging blind dates and the networks in ASSITEJ will be presented.

The second focus is on the communication: a new logo, a website, newsletter, meetings/gatherings, etc. On the international level we are still developing plans of action, but are very eager to collaborate, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Yannick Boudeau, Marijke De Moor, Johan De Smet, Zita Epenge, Roger Hilgers, Veerle Kerckhoven, Pierre Lambotte, Séverine Latour, Vincent Raoult, Tom Rummens, Ditte Van Brempt, Karel Van Ransbeeck and Gerhard Verfaillie
Back in the 80s ASSITEJ Belgium represented the Dutch speaking part of the country, in the 90s the French speaking community.  Some time ago it all went silent and Belgium, although it has a lively art scene for young audiences, was no longer an ASSITEJ member; that changed when the Krokusfestival in Hasselt invited Yvette Hardie in 2014. To cut a long story short, ASSITEJ Belgium was accepted as a new member in Berlin 2015, now representing all three communities of our country, both in the board as well as in our activities.

At the kick-off during Krokusfestival 2015, both executive board members Vigdis Jakobsdottir and Sue Giles saw more than 100 people who showed up. The first focus of ASSITEJ Belgium will be on a national level; names of companies, venues, festivals, funding systems, cultural and aesthetic visions, it became obvious that the three communities hardly know each other. We want to stimulate the knowledge, the collaborations and the exchange of artists between all communities. That is why we have planned a second national meeting, at the Festival des Turbulences in Namur (November 2015). Companies will present themselves, there will be some challenging blind dates and the networks in ASSITEJ will be presented.

The second focus is on the communication: a new logo, a website, newsletter, meetings/gatherings, etc. On the international level we are still developing plans of action, but are very eager to collaborate, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Yannick Boudeau, Marijke De Moor, Johan De Smet, Zita Epenge, Roger Hilgers, Veerle Kerckhoven, Pierre Lambotte, Séverine Latour, Vincent Raoult, Tom Rummens, Ditte Van Brempt, Karel Van Ransbeeck and Gerhard VerfaillieAssitej-Belgium
Back in the 80s ASSITEJ Belgium represented the Dutch speaking part of the country, in the 90s the French speaking community.  Some time ago it all went silent and Belgium, although it has a lively art scene for young audiences, was no longer an ASSITEJ member; that changed when the Krokusfestival in Hasselt invited Yvette Hardie in 2014. To cut a long story short, ASSITEJ Belgium was accepted as a new member in Berlin 2015, now representing all three communities of our country, both in the board as well as in our activities.

At the kick-off during Krokusfestival 2015, both executive board members Vigdis Jakobsdottir and Sue Giles saw more than 100 people who showed up. The first focus of ASSITEJ Belgium will be on a national level; names of companies, venues, festivals, funding systems, cultural and aesthetic visions, it became obvious that the three communities hardly know each other. We want to stimulate the knowledge, the collaborations and the exchange of artists between all communities. That is why we have planned a second national meeting, at the Festival des Turbulences in Namur (November 2015). Companies will present themselves, there will be some challenging blind dates and the networks in ASSITEJ will be presented.

The second focus is on the communication: a new logo, a website, newsletter, meetings/gatherings, etc. On the international level we are still developing plans of action, but are very eager to collaborate, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Yannick Boudeau, Marijke De Moor, Johan De Smet, Zita Epenge, Roger Hilgers, Veerle Kerckhoven, Pierre Lambotte, Séverine Latour, Vincent Raoult, Tom Rummens, Ditte Van Brempt, Karel Van Ransbeeck and Gerhard Verfaillie.

Assitej-Belgium
Back in the 80s ASSITEJ Belgium represented the Dutch speaking part of the country, in the 90s the French speaking community.  Some time ago it all went silent and Belgium, although it has a lively art scene for young audiences, was no longer an ASSITEJ member; that changed when the Krokusfestival in Hasselt invited Yvette Hardie in 2014. To cut a long story short, ASSITEJ Belgium was accepted as a new member in Berlin 2015, now representing all three communities of our country, both in the board as well as in our activities.

At the kick-off during Krokusfestival 2015, both executive board members Vigdis Jakobsdottir and Sue Giles saw more than 100 people who showed up. The first focus of ASSITEJ Belgium will be on a national level; names of companies, venues, festivals, funding systems, cultural and aesthetic visions, it became obvious that the three communities hardly know each other. We want to stimulate the knowledge, the collaborations and the exchange of artists between all communities. That is why we have planned a second national meeting, at the Festival des Turbulences in Namur (November 2015). Companies will present themselves, there will be some challenging blind dates and the networks in ASSITEJ will be presented.

The second focus is on the communication: a new logo, a website, newsletter, meetings/gatherings, etc. On the international level we are still developing plans of action, but are very eager to collaborate, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Yannick Boudeau, Marijke De Moor, Johan De Smet, Zita Epenge, Roger Hilgers, Veerle Kerckhoven, Pierre Lambotte, Séverine Latour, Vincent Raoult, Tom Rummens, Ditte Van Brempt, Karel Van Ransbeeck and Gerhard Verfaillie
Back in the 80s ASSITEJ Belgium represented the Dutch speaking part of the country, in the 90s the French speaking community.  Some time ago it all went silent and Belgium, although it has a lively art scene for young audiences, was no longer an ASSITEJ member; that changed when the Krokusfestival in Hasselt invited Yvette Hardie in 2014. To cut a long story short, ASSITEJ Belgium was accepted as a new member in Berlin 2015, now representing all three communities of our country, both in the board as well as in our activities.

At the kick-off during Krokusfestival 2015, both executive board members Vigdis Jakobsdottir and Sue Giles saw more than 100 people who showed up. The first focus of ASSITEJ Belgium will be on a national level; names of companies, venues, festivals, funding systems, cultural and aesthetic visions, it became obvious that the three communities hardly know each other. We want to stimulate the knowledge, the collaborations and the exchange of artists between all communities. That is why we have planned a second national meeting, at the Festival des Turbulences in Namur (November 2015). Companies will present themselves, there will be some challenging blind dates and the networks in ASSITEJ will be presented.

The second focus is on the communication: a new logo, a website, newsletter, meetings/gatherings, etc. On the international level we are still developing plans of action, but are very eager to collaborate, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Yannick Boudeau, Marijke De Moor, Johan De Smet, Zita Epenge, Roger Hilgers, Veerle Kerckhoven, Pierre Lambotte, Séverine Latour, Vincent Raoult, Tom Rummens, Ditte Van Brempt, Karel Van Ransbeeck and Gerhard VerfaillieAssitej-Belgium
Back in the 80s ASSITEJ Belgium represented the Dutch speaking part of the country, in the 90s the French speaking community.  Some time ago it all went silent and Belgium, although it has a lively art scene for young audiences, was no longer an ASSITEJ member; that changed when the Krokusfestival in Hasselt invited Yvette Hardie in 2014. To cut a long story short, ASSITEJ Belgium was accepted as a new member in Berlin 2015, now representing all three communities of our country, both in the board as well as in our activities.

At the kick-off during Krokusfestival 2015, both executive board members Vigdis Jakobsdottir and Sue Giles saw more than 100 people who showed up. The first focus of ASSITEJ Belgium will be on a national level; names of companies, venues, festivals, funding systems, cultural and aesthetic visions, it became obvious that the three communities hardly know each other. We want to stimulate the knowledge, the collaborations and the exchange of artists between all communities. That is why we have planned a second national meeting, at the Festival des Turbulences in Namur (November 2015). Companies will present themselves, there will be some challenging blind dates and the networks in ASSITEJ will be presented.

The second focus is on the communication: a new logo, a website, newsletter, meetings/gatherings, etc. On the international level we are still developing plans of action, but are very eager to collaborate, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Yannick Boudeau, Marijke De Moor, Johan De Smet, Zita Epenge, Roger Hilgers, Veerle Kerckhoven, Pierre Lambotte, Séverine Latour, Vincent Raoult, Tom Rummens, Ditte Van Brempt, Karel Van Ransbeeck and Gerhard Verfaillie.

Assitej-Belgium
Back in the 80s ASSITEJ Belgium represented the Dutch speaking part of the country, in the 90s the French speaking community.  Some time ago it all went silent and Belgium, although it has a lively art scene for young audiences, was no longer an ASSITEJ member; that changed when the Krokusfestival in Hasselt invited Yvette Hardie in 2014. To cut a long story short, ASSITEJ Belgium was accepted as a new member in Berlin 2015, now representing all three communities of our country, both in the board as well as in our activities.

At the kick-off during Krokusfestival 2015, both executive board members Vigdis Jakobsdottir and Sue Giles saw more than 100 people who showed up. The first focus of ASSITEJ Belgium will be on a national level; names of companies, venues, festivals, funding systems, cultural and aesthetic visions, it became obvious that the three communities hardly know each other. We want to stimulate the knowledge, the collaborations and the exchange of artists between all communities. That is why we have planned a second national meeting, at the Festival des Turbulences in Namur (November 2015). Companies will present themselves, there will be some challenging blind dates and the networks in ASSITEJ will be presented.

The second focus is on the communication: a new logo, a website, newsletter, meetings/gatherings, etc. On the international level we are still developing plans of action, but are very eager to collaborate, so don’t hesitate to contact us!

Yannick Boudeau, Marijke De Moor, Johan De Smet, Zita Epenge, Roger Hilgers, Veerle Kerckhoven, Pierre Lambotte, Séverine Latour, Vincent Raoult, Tom Rummens, Ditte Van Brempt, Karel Van Ransbeeck and Gerhard Verfaillie.

Assitej-Belgium
6 – 11 July 2015 in Mannheim / Germany

In the Jubilee section of this year’s ASSITEJ Magazine, Shaili Sathyu from India writes about her “Journey of Discovery” into the world of ASSITEJ. This journey starts with a trip to Hamburg, Germany, in 2009 when Shaili took part in ASSITEJ Germany’s International Directors’ Seminar. Her conclusion that “one week literally changed my life” is a great compliment. Thank you,

ASSITEJ Germany’s International Directors’ Seminar takes place every other year and it invites directors from all over the world to work together for one week. So far, 452 directors from over 70 countries have taken part in the seminar since 1976. You can find a list of all former participants here (http://www.assitej.de/fileadmin/assitej/pdf/Regieseminar/Directors_Seminar_1976-2013.pdf) and you will be surprised how many of them are active in ASSITEJ!

This year, we will welcome about 25 directors from Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Vietnam and Zimbabwe at the National Theater in Mannheim (https://www.nationaltheater-mannheim.de/en/index.php).

The seminar will focus on the theme of “progress / Fortschritt” and we are looking forward to an exchange on what progress might mean in different parts of the world for our audiences and for those who create theatre for young audiences.

The seminar runs from July 6th to 11th and we will keep you updated via Facebook. See the group photo of the 2013 seminar in Frankfurt here: https://www.facebook.com/164906036895537/photos/pb.164906036895537.-2207520000.1435213784./575416402511163/?type=3&theater

The next seminar will take place in 2017 and we will send out the call for applications in October 2016.

The International Directors’ Seminar is supported by the Federal Ministry of Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and by the Goethe Institute.