ITEAC, the International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference presented by the ABTT, has released details of further sessions for its sixth edition taking place over 19th – 20th September 2023.
Not only will there be a curated programme available in real-time but also access to a wealth of new content exploring the three key themes of Environmental Sustainability, Serving Communities and the Digital Revolution for only £150. Tickets for this online-only option are now on sale.
Engaging for the first time with participants across global time zones, combining online connectivity with Hubs in London, Brisbane, São Paulo, Hong Kong and beyond, ITEAC will for the first time achieve a truly worldwide conversation.
The sustainability content includes a review of the global Green Book initiative, currently being adopted by theatre communities across the world; a look at the engineering innovations needed to support sustainability; the ‘Stages’ project that enabled a global tour without anything moving from place to place; and a look at the challenge of making theatres buildings sustainable.
The examination of how theatres are connecting with new communities will take a look at some recent theatre projects from Japan, Sweden and Australia that have been developed with community support.
Visitors will learn how the city of Bogotà has adopted a radical approach to spreading cultural infrastructure across the city.
From Sao Paulo in Brazil, visitors will learn of community projects embedded in deprived communities. From New York, meanwhile, comes a review of the long-term Public Works project for community-based production.
Digital, in all its forms, is rapidly transforming theatre. The conference will look at the digital cutting edge of Virtual and Augmented Reality, and the way it’s being used by theatres across the world.
Dortmund’s new Digital Academy will provide a laboratory for experimentation. The event will also look at how three highly-connected cities in East Asia, Singapore, Seoul and Hong Kong, have supported the expansion of digital work.
General round-ups of the event will cover some technical ground with a look at new systems for audio enhancement and at the implications of new standards for stage engineering.
Finally, ITEAC will spotlight new theatres from around the world, as well as the major refit of Sydney Opera House, perhaps the world’s most recognisable performance building; and finish with an overview of performance culture in Bogotà, Hong Kong and across Latin America.