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20th International Performing Arts Conference 

25 - 29 July - Austria


25-29 July 2023   |   Laubegg Castle - Austria

Since 2003, "Performing Arts Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" 
is the annual international multidisciplinary conference exploring the bridge 
between the "traditional" and the "contemporary" in performing arts. 

If you are performing arts academics, arts educators and teachers, performers of various genres and techniques, theatre directors, dancers and choreographers, arts administrators and producers, musicians, stage designers, costume designers, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, theatre critics, arts journalists and artists who are interested in sharing, creating and exchanging with like-minded professionals from around the globe, IUGTE Conference is for you!


The conference offers unique opportunities:

- to exchange experience and share ideas in contemporary performing arts education and training, rehearsal process and performance practice;

- to become familiar with diverse methods and techniques in contemporary performing arts inspired and formed in the connection with the world traditional heritage;

- to meet colleagues from all over the world, establish new contacts and lay the foundation for future networking and collaboration in a multicultural and multilingual artistic environment.

The program usually includes practical workshops and seminars, performances and works-in-progress, photo and video presentations, interactive lectures, research papers, discussions and other events. 


The conference creates a unique encounter of different arts in a multicultural artistic environment and offers a great platform for performing arts practitioners to find new collaboration partners from different corners of the world! 

The conference working language is English.

Physical Theatre Lab and Conference IUGTE

Learn more in less time at one of the most practical performing arts conferences! 

To start the application process, please fill in the online Application Form

Jennifer Mizenko at IUGTE Conference

Participation fee:


Conference Participant:  200 EUR  ̶ ̶3̶0̶0̶ ̶E̶U̶R̶

Norisham Osman and Zaki Razak at IUGTE Conference

Do you want to share your presentation at IUGTE Conference? 

You are welcome to submit your presentation proposal for the IUGTE Conference in Austria and get the opportunity to share your work with our broad community of artists from around the world! 

Presentation formats:  practical workshop/master class;  work in progress demonstration; performance fragments (not requiring special technical conditions); interactive talk, lecture, discussion; photo/video demonstration with participatory activities, interactive research presentation; other presentation format proposed by Presenters can be considered.



The accommodation for the participants can be organized at the guest house of the beautiful 13th century Laubegg Castlesituated in an idyllic setting south of Graz, in Styria region, "Green Heart" of Austria. 

Everything is organized 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.

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The official arrival day is July 25 from 13:00.

The conference opening begins at 19:00.

The departure day is July 29 at 9:00.

Our coordinators will be happy to help you with planning your travel itinerary, information on accommodation options and practical details!

Performing Arts Conference Venue

Get two events in one: 

Physical Theatre Lab&Conference

Join Physical Theatre Lab which is held just before the Conference - from 20-29 July and get chance to experience a unique approach to Physical Theatre performance making developed by Ostrenko Brothers - Sergei and Gennadiy Ostrenko.