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New International Performing Arts Institute - Movement for Actors/Acting for Dancers - November 22 - 29, 2019 - Laubegg Castle, Austria

International workshop is specifically designed to prepare participants for professional practice, both within the educational context and within the professional development of performers.

Primarily aimed at high-level dancers, choreographers, directors, and actors who wish to extend their knowledge and skills through practical research of:

  • how to tell a story through dance and movement, performance and acting;

  • how to be choreographer, coach, director of movement and dance;

  • how to create ensemble and professional performance in limited rehearsal time and many more.

Practical sessions are designed to enhance understanding of performance making and rehearsal processes, and skills in pedagogy. The training is designed as the multidisciplinary intensive lab with participation and practice together with performers from different techniques and countries.

This workshop is a simple way that can help you formulate your personal unique approach to work with actors and dancers, through the intensive practical training based on the Ostrenko Brothers Method of performer’s physical training and rehearsal.

Students may expect to encounter the techniques of such outstanding figures as V. Meyerhold, M. Chekhov, K. Stanislavski which got incorporated into the method by Ostrenko.

The course is taught by the experienced professional practitioners, experts in performing arts pedagogy, actors’ training, theatre directing and movement research in intercultural groups and projects.

The working language is English.


The Ostrenko Brothers’ Method is internationally renowned, from Russia to the USA, from Iceland to South Africa, from Canada to Australia, from Singapore to Italy and beyond.

The Ostrenko Brothers’ Method is a systematic approach to performance, which generates innovative productions utilizing concepts, ideas, and existing play-texts. It introduces some of the effective techniques and approaches towards contemporary performance practice in the context of the short rehearsal time and multicultural aspect of the creative team.

Ostrenko Brothers method offers the tools and support necessary for students to reach their full potential.

The programs aim to explore the performer’s physicality, step beyond the limits of text-based acting through the introduction of V. Meyerhold’s “Biomechanics”, K. Stanislavski’s “Physical Action”, M. Chekhov’s “Psychological Gesture” and elements from modern techniques.


To apply for participation, please fill in the online Application Form.

Participation fee: 595 EUR (early bird reduced fee until September 20).

After September 20, 2019:  700 EUR

The fee covers only participation in the program.


Laubegg Castle, Austria.

For transportation, accommodation prices and other details  click here

The accommodation for the participants organized at the guest house of the venue in the landscape of natural beauty in Ragnitz, Austria. The group can stay and practice all together in the same venue


November 22:

From 13:00 – Group arrival and check-in.

16:50-17:00 – Programme Coordinator meets the group. A short tour around the Castle.
17:00-18:00 – First group meeting and introduction.
18:00-19:00 – Dinner.

November 23, 24, 25, 26, 27:

7:30-8:30 – Warm-Up.
8:30-9:00 – Breakfast.
9:30-12:00 – Practical training with Ostrenko Brothers.
12:00-13:00 – Lunch.
13:00-14:00 – Break.
14:00-18:00 – Practical training with Ostrenko Brothers.
18:00-19:00 – Dinner.
19:30-21:00 – Creative diary: evening lectures, discussions and creation.

November 28:

7:30-8:30 – Warm-Up.
8:30-9:00 – Breakfast.
9:30-12:00 – Practical training with Ostrenko Brothers.
12:00-13:00 – Lunch.
14:00-16:30 – Practical training with Ostrenko Brothers.
16:30-18:00 – Break.
18:00 – Final Party

November 29:

7:30-9:00 – Breakfast
9:00 – Check-out and departure.

The organizer receives the right to make changes in the schedule.

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71st Annual SETC Convention - Feb. 26 – March 1, 2020 - Louisville, Kentucky

Each year, the Southeastern Theatre Conference invites theatre lovers of all kinds — actors, singers, dancers, designers, technicians, stage managers, directors, playwrights, teachers, students, professionals, academicians, etc. — to gather together in celebration of the art of theatre.

The annual SETC Convention brings over 5,000 members of our theatre community together for three and a half days of workshops, keynotes, performance festivals, auditions, college recruiting, job interviews, and more. Thanks to everyone who joins us to share their passion for theatre.

Convention Registration:

  • Online Registration Opens: Oct. 15, 2019 @ Noon ET
  • Hotel Reservations Open: TBA
  • Early-Bird Registration Deadline: Dec. 13, 2019 @ Noon ET
  • Refund Deadline: Jan. 15, 2020 @ Noon ET (See Refund Policy)
  • Online Registration Deadline: Jan. 22, 2020 @ Noon ET

Workshop Proposals:

Workshop Proposals are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted!
Accept/Decline Notifications will be sent by: Nov. 1, 2019
Registration Deadline for Accepted Presenters: Dec. 2, 2019 @ Midnight ET

Performance Festivals:

Apply to Perform

Compete to Perform

The path to participate in our region’s competitive Community Theatre Festival or High School Theatre Festival begins at the state level. Get in touch with your state organization, and break a leg!

Commercial Exhibits:

Now Accepting Booth Reservations


  • Young Scholars Award – For Undergraduate and Graduate Students
    Call for Papers Open Aug. 22 – Dec. 10, 2019

Stay Up to Date:

Flying to Louisville?

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for Southeastern Theatre Conference. Go to www.Delta.com and enter Meeting Event Code NY2WM under “Advanced Search”. You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NY2WM. *Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number. 

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PlugFest - February 25-27, 2020 - Lille, France

PlugFest is the technical gathering for lighting protocol interoperability, connecting manufacturers, developers and technicians from across the continent to meet and test products.

What’s it all about?

The three day residential event is a unique opportunity for manufacturers and developers to test the interoperability of their products. It’s a hands-on place to test reliability, debug and improve connectivity with others.

The event’s expert hosts will be on hand with guidance and support, focusing on a wide array of protocols including DMX512, RDM, DALI, RDMnet, Art-Net, sACN and LLRP, as well as recently released ESTA/ANSI standards.

A meeting of minds
PlugFest is unmissable for all entertainment product manufacturers, that use the protocols listed above.

Previous attendees have been product development engineers and regional technical support staff, along with system integrators, rental company technicians, theatres consultants and production electricians all finding the event beneficial.

Here’s what previous attendees said about Plugfest:
“An indispensable opportunity for techs and developers to broaden their knowledge.” – TMB

“An unparalleled opportunity for our developers to fix potential issues, before our customers find them” – Zero 88

“A unique event to meet in a neutral environment, network with our peers, learn about technology and interact with experts” – Robert Juliat

“A unique opportunity to regularly assess and improve the level of interoperability of our products in an utterly effective way” – Swisson

An expert-led event
PlugFest is a PLASA hosted event, organised by Hamish Dumbreck of JESE Ltd, Peter Willis of Howard Eaton Lighting and Wayne Howell of Artistic Licence.

Booking is now open for PlugFest 2020!
Book my ticket now

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2019 Event Safety Summit 2019 - November 20-22, 2019 - Lititz, Pennsylvania

Registration is now open for the Event Safety Alliance’s annual Event Safety Summit, taking place Wednesday, November 20 – Friday, November 22, 2019 at Rock Lititz in Lititz, Pennsylvania.

All reasonable event professionals want their shows to be safe.  But the meaning of “safe” varies with one’s role, level of experience, and insight about the event’s ultimate goals.  This year’s Event Safety Summit looks deeper at the unique challenges faced by event technicians, managers, and organizers and explores how their individual safety responsibilities influence the overall event environment.

Featuring nearly 30 presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities this year’s Summit makes it easier than ever for attendees to curate a program that fits their individual interests and needs.


Rock Lititz

100 Rock Lititz Blvd, Lititz

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Integrated Systems Russia 2019 - October 23 - 25, 2019 - Moscow, Russia

Integrated Systems Russia is a unique opportunity to get to integrated systems Europe in Amsterdam. It is dedicated to professional audio technologies, acoustic design, soundproofing solutions for premises, professional audio solutions for large-scale installations, as well as unique solutions for theaters, concert halls, sports centers, business centers, transportation facilities, shopping and entertainment centers and shops, restaurants and hotels, and other cultural and entertainment facilities.

Integrated Systems Russia is the only show in Russia and the CIS demonstrating latest highlights in professional audiovisual, electronic systems integration, IT and Digital Signage industries. The exhibition is organized by Midexpo company and Integrated Systems Events and supported by Cedia и Avixa associations.

During 11 years of permanent development, Integrated Systems Russia has shown a high-quality transformation from facilities demonstrating to complex AV & IT solutions used in different economics sectors. The solutions are presented not only at the exhibitors’ booths but also in special functioning installations showing different real objects operating scenarios.

The ISR business program is divided according to different vertical markets’ necessities.

23-25 October 2019
Moscow, “Expocentre”, Pavilion Forum

Krasnopresnenskaya embankment, 14
Metro station “Exhibition”
(earlier – “Business Center”)

If you experience problems with parking
Krasnopresnenskaya embankment, offer
Do you use the services of a paid underground
Parking TC “AFIMALL.”

October 23, 10.30 am to 6 pm
October 24, 10 am to 6 pm
October 25, 10 am to 5 pm

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AV Educate

Welcome to AV Educate! Where you are encouraged to sharpen your skills and expand your understanding of all disciplines through education. Our whole industry grows when we learn from and work with each other and so we are building a community of like minded Freelancers.

By joining AV Educate you are taking your first step forwards helping them all create better AV experiences through training and collaboration. For the veterans in the industry, they have a responsibility to teach and educate the ones that don’t have the knowledge we do. That’s why this group is about building a Growth Mindset, by Building a Community of Growth minded people.

1) Post a PPT, PDF or any other materials you have that you think will benefit someone else in the group.

2) Ask the community what kinda training you want, AV Educate will work with you and the whole community to make it happen.

3) Make a Friend or two.

4) MOST IMPORTANTLY!! Use common sense and help maintain a welcoming community.


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Plasa Focus Leeds 2020 - Leeds, UK - May 12-13, 2020

Discover cutting-edge technology from the industry’s leading professional Audio, Lighting, AV and Stage Technology brands, and get inspired in our free programme of seminars, workshops and product demonstrations with leading industry experts.

Firmly established as one of the industry’s favourite events, PLASA Focus Leeds attracts the biggest brands and the brightest minds that the industry has to offer.

Not only that, thousands of entertainment technology professionals from across the north of England continue to attend the show year on year due to its friendly and inclusive atmosphere.

The show appeals to those eager to see the latest technologies showcased for the first time in the UK, fresh from international launches. Together with the programme, which delivers two-days of expert-led content, PLASA Focus Leeds keeps visitors up-to-date and inspired with the latest technology and trends.

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PLASA Focus Glasglow 2020 - Glasglow, Scotland - March 3, 2020

PLASA Focus Glasgow returns in from 3-4 March 2020 as Scotland’s only dedicated trade show for live entertainment technologies, providing a local stage for the latest offerings in audio, AV, lighting, staging and rigging.

PLASA Focus Glasgow returns from 3-4 March 2020 with the best of live entertainment technology across two days of leading brands, industry experts and innovative technology. With a brand new venue and a revived vision, next year’s PLASA Focus Glasgow is gearing up to be better than ever, teeming with diverse offerings from lighting, audio, AV, rigging and staging.

The unique show will welcome hundreds of professionals from across the region for two solid days of browsing, participating and networking in an intimate and sociable setting. Visitors can enjoy face-to-face interaction with official brand representatives, hands on workshops with pro gear and insightful panels, talks and forums.

The show has moved to the Hilton Hotel in central Glasgow, hosting both a comprehensive show floor where you can check out the biggest brands, and a friendly after-hours environment which will give you the chance to develop those all important business relationships.

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One-Day Led Lightning Product Showcase & Conference - Chicago, USA - November 13, 2019

LED Specifier Summit – Chicago will take place November 13, 2019 at Navy Pier. This event focuses on the latest LED lighting education and solutions and features commercial, architectural and decorative LED lighting products and controls.

With access to 150+ leading lighting manufacturers, learn which lighting trends will keep your projects ahead of the curve.

Join industry leaders representing mixed verticals to learn and connect with like-minded professionals who live and breathe lighting.

With a variety of accredited sessions, distinct tracks, and on-floor workshops for hands-on learning, you can design the perfect event for your needs.

Now in its sixth year, the Summit helps professionals stay current on the latest LED lighting trends through registered seminars and face-to-face access to leading international lighting manufacturers in a relaxed, casual setting.

  • Panel discussions and seminars by industry experts
  • Focused LED lighting exhibits
  • Hands-on product demonstrations
  • Peer-to-peer networking
  • One day of information and knowledge that can be applied immediately to projects, product selection and making the right lighting decisions.

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Theatres Trust Conference 2019 - London, UK - October 15, 2019

We are pleased to support the Theatres Trust Conference 19: Centre Stage at Battersea Arts Centre on 15 October, which looks at how we ensure the needs of artists and audiences sit at the heart of our theatre buildings.

Theatres Trust Conference 19: Centre Stage will look at theatres from the perspective of the people they are there to serve. It will ask how we ensure serving the needs of artists and audiences sits at the centre of our theatre buildings.

Sessions will explore:

  • how artists are making use of space though current and emerging artistic practice
  • the creative possibilities and challenges of running a theatre
  • the latest developments in theatre design and the people considerations informing them
  • the possibilities of non-traditional theatre spaces for artistic practice and audience engagement
  • creating welcoming and inclusive theatres for all
  • engaging users and stakeholders in your capital project through a human centred design process

Book your place now!

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Backstage Tour at Fairfield Halls - September 21-22, 2019 - London, UK

Fairfield Halls will reopen in September following a £30 million renovation, and comprises a 809-seat theatre, 1,802-seat concert hall, studios for both resident companies, a new live music venue and a revamped foyer, which will host a free programme of entertainment and activities and be open throughout the day.

Fairfield Halls will reopen in September following a £30 million renovation, and comprises a 809-seat theatre, 1,802-seat concert hall, studios for both resident companies, a new live music venue and a revamped foyer, which will host a free programme of entertainment and activities and be open throughout the day.

A backstage Open Day Tour will be running on Saturday 21st and Sunday  22ndof September. Tours are free but you must book your place you can do this via this link!

Limited places are available so do book ASAP.

Fairfield Halls, Park Ln, London CR9 1DG

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Off Stage Conference: UK Theatre - October 9, 2019 - Birmingham, England

The health and well being of your people is your priority. Explore practical ways to embed sustainability and safety in your day to day practice and prepare for what’s on the horizon.

Off Stage focuses on the crucial aspects of theatre that the general public cannot see but are integral to a successful performance going ahead.

This conference will explore venue related building issues, environmental and sustainability improvements, health & safety initiatives and hands-on technical & production management.

Network, learn and be inspired by speakers working in and outside the theatre industry, as well as with colleagues from across the UK. You will leave with practical ideas and support for you to take back to your organisation.

For more details on pricing and the structure for the day please see here: https://uktheatre.org/training-events/conferences/off-stage/


Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4TB

10.00am to 5.00pm

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Lightshow West - September 25-26, 2019 - Georgia, USA

LightShow West offers two days of lighting education and solutions geared toward buyers and specifiers of commercial, architectural and high-end decorative lighting products, controls and technologies.

Launched in 2005, LightShow West has grown to become the West Coast’s foremost destination for architects, designers and other lighting professionals to keep current on the latest lighting trends through educational seminars and face-to-face interaction with 250+ leading international lighting manufacturers. Access to the event is free for qualified attendees.*

LightShow West Offers
  • Can’t-miss panel discussions and seminars by industry experts.
  • Conference tracks dedicated to core industry issues.
  • Learning units with each seminar – AIA, BOMI, IDCEC, IES and LA-CES.
  • Free on-floor workshops.
  • Hands-on product demonstrations.
  • Peer-to-peer networking.
  • Information that can be applied immediately to projects, product selection and making the right lighting decisions.

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Prolight + Sound Shanghai - October 10-13, 2019 - Shanghai, China

With the 100 new measures recently announced by the Shanghai Municipal Government on enhancing the metropolitan's openness to innovation and foreign capital, Prolight + Sound Shanghai 2019 (PLSS19) is set to showcasing ground-breaking technologies and continuing to cultivate industry advancement with our exhibitors and visitors from around the world.

Prolight + Sound is the world’s largest international trade fair for event and communication technology, AV production and entertainment. It takes place once a year in Shanghai in conjunction with Music China. More than 500 leading brands and companies present here the latest products and technologies in the areas of audio, lighting, entertainment and event. More products areas are laser technologies, LEDs, stage equipment, special effects and broadcast equipment. The offer of Prolight + Sound is supplemented by numerous seminars, forums, workshops and outdoor presentations and is thus not only a forum for the products of the industry but also a platform for know-how. It is the ideal place to establish new business and to position the company or the brand on the market.

On the whole the organisers welcomed on the 4 days of the fair, from 11. October to 14. October 2017, about 630 exhibitors and 29604 visitors from 81 countries on the Prolight + Sound in Shanghai.

The Prolight + Sound will take place on 4 days from Thursday, 10. October to Sunday, 13. October 2019 in Shanghai.

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NAB SHOW New York - October 16-17, 2019 - New York, USA

New Casting
New Perspectives
October 16 - 17, 2019 | Jacob K. Javits Center
Give the media and entertainment routine a change of scene.

Located in New York City, a melting pot of content, products, and inspiration, NAB Show New York is the largest gathering of the media, entertainment, and technology community on the east coast. It’s where insights are shared, makers meet, and creators connect—in the center of the world media capital.

Sound and story amplified – your NAB Show New York badge gets you Exhibits-Plus access at the co-located AES New York 2019.

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AES New York 2019, the 147th Pro Audio International Convention - October 16-19, 2019 - New York, USA

Experience AES New York 2019 - Exhibits: October 16-18 | Program: October 16-19

Do your interests or work include Studio Recording, Home Recording, Music Production, Electronic Dance Music, DJ, Live Sound, Theater Sound, Broadcast and Streaming, Networked Audio, Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, Game Audio, Sound for Picture or Product Development?  AES New York 2019, the 147th Pro Audio International Convention has you covered in one exclusively end-user focused event.

All Access registration provides the only way to experience the entire Convention, including a comprehensive papers, workshops, tutorials program and all of the Exhibits-Plus benefits.  Exhibits-Plus access gains you entry to the exhibition floor, exhibit floor theaters, pavilions and demo rooms, where leading manufacturers reveal and demonstrate the latest in audio hardware and software tools.

AES New York 2019 will be co-located with the Independent NAB Show New York.  In an adjacent exhibition hall, NAB Show New York exhibitors will be on hand with the latest video and distribution hardware and related sessions. Your Exhibits-Plus or All Access AES New York registration includes access to both exhibition halls.

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Beyond the Stage, TheatreCraft 2019 - November 11, 2019 - London, UK

TheatreCraft is the UK’s biggest free offstage theatre careers event for young people aged 16-30.

The annual, one-day event is aimed at young people interested in a career in theatre, in any non-performing role. Attended by approximately 1,000 young people from across the UK, the event is filled with exciting workshops, thought-provoking talks, Q&As, practical demonstrations, important careers advice and a vibrant Marketplace full of stands from top UK theatres and theatre-makers.

At TheatreCraft, people aged 16-30 can gain ideas and an understanding of what they can do next to further their interest and/or career in theatre, including training or further opportunities, and discover roles in the theatre industry that they never knew existed. The event aims to inspire the next generation of theatre-makers and build connections between the professionals in attendance and our young delegates.

Building on the success of the past thirteen events, this year TheatreCraft returns to the Royal Opera House following its stunning redevelopment, alongside partnerships with neighbouring West End theatres for additional workshops.

TheatreCraft 2019 is on Monday 11 November from 9.30am – 4.00pm at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD.

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New International Performing Arts Institute - 18-Month Theatre Directing Diploma Course - August 2019 - Berlin, Germany

The New International Performing Arts Institute provides special educational programs, equipping current and future directors, movement directors, actors coaches, choreographers, arts managers and creative leaders with special knowledge and skills necessary to bring positive results in their careers and in modern Performing Arts industry.



The New International Performing Arts Institute provides special educational programs, equipping current and future directors, movement directors, actors coaches, choreographers, arts managers and creative leaders with special knowledge and skills necessary to bring positive results in their careers and in modern Performing Arts industry.

At new Theatre Directing Diploma Course students learn by doing from the day first of their enrollment!

We give an opportunity to learn directing through a variety of options, through dynamic blend of InClass sessions, distant learning, workshops, and immediate application of gained knowledge. Students work with actors from the first day of their classes and will learn and explore the numerous visual, dramatic, and technical challenges that face directors. In addition to writing, analyzing plays, directing, and working with performers, students assist other members of their crews in the roles of choreographers, performers, and in NIPAI Diploma Programs students should make their graduation performances with theatre organization or group. Ultimately, through intensive hands-on guidance and immediate application, our goal is to empower students to make their work on performances interesting, to make actors and crew work on performances interesting and make audience enjoy the show!

Another wonderful aspect of NIPAI programs is the multiculturality of our students. The NIPAI draws an incredibly diverse, international groups of students who share a passion for telling, creating and sharing stories. Recent programs included students from the USA, Canada, France, Italy, UK, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Australia, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, India, Israel, Russia, Japan, and China.

Students interested in enrolling in the program can do so year-round as NIPAI offers rolling admissions.

Program Format: Online & InClass Course

Program Duration: 18 months

InClass Sessions: 4 study weeks

Online Sessions: 2 study weeks

Study Project: Graduation Performance

Program Starts: August 2019

Call for applications

The program is open for international students.

All applicants must possess the drive and commitment necessary to complete a program. They must be able to communicate well and work collaboratively with others in an artistic environment.


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New International Performing Arts Institute - One-Week Theatre Directing Workshop - November 22 - 29, 2019 - Laubegg Castle, Austria

The One-Week Theatre Directing Workshop is one of the most intensive one-week program. In one week, students are instructed in the basics of directing, composition and play analysis.

The workshop is highly recommended to directors interested in learning about ensemble building, structuring the rehearsal process, to clarify and hone what they already know and to get exposed to new techniques and methodologies, and ultimately, to network with practitioners from different countries and establish future creative partnerships with like-minded people.
The workshop is a full-time program, designed as a lab with practical sessions, lectures and discussion forums. Directors participate in all sessions together with other participants and work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural context. The program is highly practical, developing from simple to compound.
Beatiful Place:
Schloss Laubegg is a beautiful 13th century castle, that has been repeatedly damaged through dynamic European history but has always found its way back to lifeSurrounded by historic gardens with many calm places and old sculptures, its main use today is as an education and training centre. It is situated in idyllic setting south of Graz, in Styria region, “Green Heart” of Austria.
Everything is organised on the same territory:
 creative space and full board accommodation, so that participants can concentrate on creation and communication without any distractions of the routine necessities.

Early Bird Only 400 EUR (if you register today)! 


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Basic Audio System Design by PLASA - July 3rd 2019 - London, UK

This introduction to audio system design will teach you how to specify and document loudspeakers for all kinds of installations. The packed one-day session will walk you through how to calculate loudspeaker spacing, how to select suitable amplification and signal processing options, and how to document your design correctly.

Additionally, you’ll deepen your understanding of audio theory, product types, system architecture, audio coverage, and basic modelling software.

Who would benefit?

This course is perfect for:

  • engineers working in live events wishing to branch into installation work,
  • support engineers working for manufacturers or distributors looking to give their customers better information,
  • in-house AV and audio managers wanting to expand their knowledge of upgrades and refurbishments.

Your expert trainers

Roland Hemming has managed the two largest audio projects in Europe – the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Millennium Dome. For the Olympic Games he was Venue Technology Manager for Audio, working for the London Organising Committee. This included the delivery of over 400 audio systems and giving advice on rigging, broadcast, radio spectrum, crowd safety, disability and compliance.


Richard Northwood has over three decades experience designing, building, commissioning and operating audio, video and lighting systems. His worldwide reputation has established him as someone who will make things work when others cannot. He commissions and troubleshoots AV and audio systems and has a formidable reputation for being able to deal with the most technically complex projects.

Ticket information

Expert tuition doesn’t come this affordable very often, with tickets only costing £289+VAT for PLASA members, and £349+VAT for non-members.

This course will be popular so don’t delay in booking your place!

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SHOWLIGHT21 – May 22-25, 2021 - Fontainebleau, France

The Showlight Quadrennial is one of the few international events organised specifically for lighting professionals by lighting professionals across the performance, television, film, architectural and event worlds. If you are involved in entertainment or architectural lighting, passionate about what you do and open to ideas, both new and old, then Showlight is the event for you.

Showlight is regarded as being one of the best networking events in the business, with the next event, taking place in 2021. Showlight 2021 will take place from 22-25 May at the beautiful French town of Fontainebleau, near Paris. Sign up to our new Mailing List to receive up-to-date information. Why not take a look at images from our 2017 event.

  • See
    Delegates can see the latest lighting products in a small-scale exhibition that forms just one part of Showlight. Exhibitors get an invaluable opportunity to receive user feedback in a relaxed and non-pressured environment.
  • Hear
    Showlight features a series of enjoyable and informative presentations and papers. If you have an idea for a paper for Showlight 2021, be sure to get in touch!
  • Network
    There are plenty of opportunities to network during Showlight, both at the exhibition and during our popular visit programme and conference dinner.

Showlight offers ample opportunities to network with your industry friends and colleagues.

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New International Performing Arts Institute - Movement Directing Lab Program, First Introduction Session – 26-31 August 2019 – Berlin, Germany

Are you looking for a Diploma programs in movement directing but doesn't know if it worthy? Try out our workshops! With these programs, students can experience NIPAI exactly how they want.


Become a movement director and coach by doing. Beyond the theory, the New International Performing Arts Institute places an emphasis on hands-on experience.

Students will create choreography, learn stage combat, rehearse with actors, teach, learn and much more with NIPAI professional faculty who are working professionals in theatre and film industry. Students receive real world training that prepares them to achieve success in the industry by creating an educational professional experience few other institutes can offer. Our Movement Directing program curriculum blends academic theory with practical skills to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to actually land a job in the competitive field of movement directing, actors coaching and teaching.

In the creation of every program, we worked with students and faculty from around the world. We adapted the best ideas and elements from top university movement directing programs and designed an alternative which provides a thorough grounding in movement coaching, and is also flexible in meeting the diverse needs of our students.

We give an opportunity to learn directing through a variety of options, through dynamic blend of InClass sessions, distant learning, workshops, and immediate application of gained knowledge at the organizations with professional crew. Students work with actors from the first day of their classes and will learn and explore the numerous tools, practices, methods and challenges that movement directors face on-set and at rehearsals. In addition to all practical sessions, creative tasks and online classes, students assist other members of their groups in the roles of choreographers, directors, and performers, and in NIPAI Diploma Programs students should make their graduation performances.

Students interested in enrolling in Movement Directing programs or workshop at the NIPAI can do so year-round as NIPAI offers rolling admissions. To learn more about the start dates and tuition rates for the classes, click here.


Designed for students wishing to make a long-term commitment to movement directing, students at the NIPAI can choose from the following programs.

18-month Movement Directing Course


NIPAI’s offers 1-Year Movement Directing Program for those students who wish to get a special education and become certified in movement directing.

One-Year Movement Directing Course


Students interested in attending short-term movement directing workshops at the NIPAI are encouraged to learn more about the following options.

1-Week Movement Directing Course

3-Week Movement Directing Course

6-Week Movement  Directing Course


During the 18 month Movement Directing Diploma Course, students learn how to make professional performance and shows, and at the last semester of the program, students should work at the theater organization on their Graduation Performance which should be showcased to the audience. Each student, upon successful completion of the program, receives a NIPAI Diploma.


Another wonderful aspect of NIPAI programs is the multi-culturality of our students. The NIPAI draws an incredibly diverse, international groups of students who share a passion for telling, creating and sharing stories. Recent programs included students from the USA, Canada, France, Italy, UK, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Australia, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, India, Israel, Russia, Japan, and China.

Working on student projects alongside peers from different countries and cultures is excellent training for the innovative, new, multidimensional approach to performance making, and also offers our students personal opportunities to learn more about new stories and cultures.

The combination of non-stop collaborative work, blended education, diverse cultures and a shared passion for performing arts and theater, make our programs enriching experiences.  Students often say that the NIPAI’s programs and workshops are the most exciting, rewarding creative experience they’ve have ever had.

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New International Performing Arts Institute: IUGTE - Physicality in Performance Workshop - 24 - 31 January, 2020 - Ragnitz, Austria

The program is designed primarily for movers, dancers, actors of physical theatre, contemporary circus performers, choreographers and directors who wish to bring the life presence into their performance. You may be an actor or dancer who wants to diversify your skills and knowledge, you may work with actors (a dance or movement teacher, or a theatre director with a movement history), or be a practitioner from an allied field of sport/holistic practice, wanting to enhance your understanding of practical/theoretical interfaces regarding movement in contemporary performance.

You will have the opportunity for the development of your understanding of the actors movement and application of this knowledge to work with actors and to performance making. You will be able to gain a valuable knowledge on how to tell story through the actors’ bodies.

The workshop is designed as the introductory session to performers physical training, movement for actors sessions and composition of the movement on stage, relying on some elements of Russian theatre tradition of theatre biomechanics and the newest experiments in performing arts, such as animal flow.

The workshop is a great opportunity to approach a unique methodological and practical material that will enrich your professional skills and will offer you the possibility to share an intense creative experience at a global level!

The working language is Russian and English.


To apply for participation, please fill in the online Application Form.

Participation fee: 550 EUR (early bird reduced fee until June 7).

After June 7, 2019:  650 EUR

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Wellness for Every Body—A New Approach to Self-Care | Wednesday, June 19, 5:30–6:30 pm | New York, NY

There is so much information available on the concept of wellness, much of it encouraging extreme diets and exercise. But wellness can be quite simple. In this seminar, you’ll explore how our mental and spiritual wellness relates to our physical wellness; how to move away from a concept of perfection and towards simple, daily healthy practices in nutrition, exercise, and spirituality; and more.

There is so much information available on the concept of wellness, much of it encouraging extreme diets and exercise. But wellness can be quite simple. In this seminar, you’ll explore how our mental and spiritual wellness relates to our physical wellness; how to move away from a concept of perfection and towards simple, daily healthy practices in nutrition, exercise, and spirituality; and more.
Join Dr. Brian Rosenthal, MD, MPH, who has studied wellness and quality of life for more than 40 years, to learn how to define wellness for yourself.

The Actors Fund | Health Services
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY

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