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Pakistan Centre of International Theatre Institute formed

June 30, 2014



A meeting of theatre practitioners and supporters of theatre arts was held at Tehrik-e-Niswan premises and attended by theatre actors, dancers, musicians, writers, designers and directors in order to launch the Pakistan Centre of the ITI.

In this first meeting office bearers of 10-members Organizing Board were elected unanimously with Hoori Noorani as General Secretary

Pakistan Centre of ITI has invited all theatre practitioners, organisations and persons belonging to the performing arts in any capacity to join this Centre, set up chapters in their cities and become part of this global network.

The headquarters of International Theatre Institute (ITI) is located in Paris, working under the umbrella of UNESCO.

The International Theatre Institute ITI uses the power of the performing arts as an indispensable bridge-builder for mutual international understanding and peace.

It supports and highlights the deep discourse taking place on our stages.

It focuses on art-making and advocates for the practice of performing arts on every level: politically, culturally, educationally, and socially.

It encourages transference of knowledge and research in the performing arts.

It helps performing arts professionals share ideas and build connections with each other.

It nurtures, develops and connects international performing arts professionals.

It facilitates one-on-one communication between Centres and fosters active projects between countries.

It acknowledges the legacy of traditional work forms and embraces innovation.

It supports through its network the protection and promotion of cultural diversity and identity within the performing arts.


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Source: Pakistan Press International


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