Wrapping up the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019

Dialogue – The Community Performance Network is collaborating with ASSITEJ at this year’s Artistic Gathering to document the conversations, workshops, and performances on offer in Kristiansand between 2nd and 7th September 2019.

The ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering (AAG) is the international movement’s largest and most important gathering of professionals working within the field of performing arts for young audiences. It takes place every year between the triennial ASSITEJ Word Congress and is hosted in different parts of the world. In 2019, the gathering takes place in Kristiansand, hosted by ASSITEJ Norway. The theme of the festival, “Confronting the Present” poses the question, “What is the status of the performing arts for young audiences around the world today?” The festival will encompass an artistic programme, a professional programme, the ITYARN academic conference, and a social programme. Approximately 300 – 500 delegates are expected to attend.

Dialogue has captured the entire event through a range of multimedia, with many resources being published during the event itself. These are all available to view online at: www.performingdialogue.com
It is the second time Dialogue has documented an ASSITEJ event: in 2017, over 100 documented items were produced by Dialogue during the ASSITEJ World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa.

We’re also very excited this year to have livestreamed some of the events online, in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons and Kilden Teater og Konserthus.
These are available to watch right here!

This means that, even if you were unable to attend the Artistic Gathering in person, you need not miss out on all of the world-class knowledge, expertise, and skills that were on display in Kristiansand.

We look forward to bringing you a flavour of what promises to be an exceptional event!