“There are all kinds of pleasant surprises everyday as well as all kinds of disheartening moments. So everyday is a memorable experience.” ~ Yeo Yann Yann, Malaysia
“Its synthesis of the traditional theatre training systems and contemporary actor training approaches is both innovative and of significance for having started a unique heritage of performing/ theatre arts” ~ May Fung, Deputy School Supervisor, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity,& former Council Member, Hong Kong Arts Development Council
ITI’s second graduation show is taking place from 8-9 August at Drama Centre @ The National Library. For more information click here.
“The integration of a contemporary theatre pedagogy with the training methodologies of Asian classical dramatic systems is unprecedented, powerful and visionary” ~ Ralph Samuelson Former Director, Asian Cultural Council, USA
“This is a visionary programme all 20th century theatre masters had only dreamt of” ~ Louis Yu Former Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre
“[ITI] is considered one of the most influential training programmes in the region bringing substantial benefits to art development in general, not limited to the performing arts and Singapore itself” ~ Zuni Icosahedron (independent cultural collective), Hong Kong
“Nowhere else is there a programme like this, which incorporates traditional training from world cultures, and instils a contemporary sensitivity and mission” ~ Stan Lai Artistic Director, Performance Workshop, Taiwan
“[ITI] can positively affect not only the performing arts of Singapore but of the whole region and beyond… What is needed is what [ITI] can provide: an actor training curriculum that synthesises traditional and modern…systems” ~ Richard Schechner Professor of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, & Editor, The Drama Review
Almost two decades since Invisibility first made its debut in Mandarin, revisit this seminal work featuring ITI’s graduating actors this November. > Click here for more info.
Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI), an independent theatre school, offers a Professional Diploma in Intercultural Theatre (Acting), and started classes in January 2012 with an intake of 10 students. ITI is based on Kuo Pao Kun’s vision of intercultural actor training using a matrix of traditional theatre systems and conceptions of theatre making from different cultures, with a [...]