Shakespeare Training

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Friday, October 25th, 2013

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Shakespeare Training

Improve your understanding of the meaning, poetry and language of Shakespeare with a small group of international enthusiasts. This English-language theatre course in the Vallalta, Catalonia (50 km from Barcelona) is aimed at a mixed age group of adults(18+) and is ideal for beginners or ‘old hats’ that want a refresher course!

Spend four intensive days in a suportive environment, learning how to convey the power of Shakespeare’s written word to an audience. Participants (minimum 8 – maximum 15 in each group) have the opportunity to develop their acting skills including voice development, improvisation, audition skills, movement, classical and modern interpretations of Shakespeare’s monologues.

The next edition takes place in Sprin 2014 : 22nd – 25th April – places available. Register before 20th February.

For more information visit: http://stage-it.org/?page_id=181

3rd edition of the Shakespeare Rehearsal – Places limited

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Sunday, September 1st, 2013

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3rd edition of the Shakespeare Rehearsal – Places limited

Improve your understanding of the meaning, poetry and language of Shakespeare in two intensive days of suportive workshops. With a small group of Shakespeare enthusiasts you can learn how to convey the power of Shakespeare’s written word to an audience and understand its value in the context of our modern lives. The next edition take splace 16th – 19th October 2013. Only 10 places are available. CV must be received before Tuesday 1st October 2013…READ MORE

International Day of the Disappeared

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Friday, August 30th, 2013

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International Day of the Disappeared

The International Day of the Disappeared on August 30 is a day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.

Stage-IT has commissioned research for a new play that will  be performed on 30th August 2014. For more information contact: info@stage-IT.org

Next edition of the Shakespeare Rehearsal

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

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Next edition of the Shakespeare Rehearsal

Improve your understanding of the meaning, poetry and language of Shakespeare with a small group of international enthusiasts. Two intensive days in a suportive environment, learning how to convey the power of Shakespeare’s written word to an audience and understand its value in the context of intercultural dialogue. 21st – 23rd August. Places limited!

Searching for Kalpana Chakma

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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

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Searching for Kalpana Chakma

Seventeen years ago, in the early hours of the morning of the 12th June 1996, Kalpana Chakpa had been abducted at gunpoint, by the military in Bangladesh, for daring to ask to be treated as an equal.

She hasn’t been seen or heard of since. No one knows what happened to her. Searching for Kalpana Chakma is a moving portrail of ‘falsified’ forensic images by Shahidul Alam that sheds light on her case exactly 17 years after her dissapearance.

The 30th August is International Day of the Disappeared – call for proposals

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

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The 30th August is International Day of the Disappeared – call for proposals

The International Day of the Disappeared on August 30 is a day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives. The impulse for the day came from the Latin American Federation of Associations for Relatives of Detained-Disappeared (Federación Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Familiares de Detenidos-Desaparecidos, or FEDEFAM), a non-governmental organization founded in 1981 in Costa Rica as an association of local and regional groups actively working against secret imprisonment and forced disappearances in a number of Latin-American countries.

Work on secret imprisonment is an important part of the activities for a number of international bodies and organizations in the fields of human rights activism and humanitarian aid, including for example Amnesty International (AI), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The International Day of the Disappeared is an opportunity to highlight these institutions’ work, increase public awareness, and to call for donations and volunteers.

Stage-IT calls for proposals to highlight the plight of persons lost.

Freemuse speaks at Human Rights Council

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Saturday, May 11th, 2013

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Freemuse speaks at Human Rights Council

On 3 June 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland, Freemuse made its first oral statement in the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.

Commenting on the newly launched UN report on artistic freedom and creativity, Freemuse Programme Manager Ole Reitov said:

“The problems faced by artists are well described. Your analysis of the negative effects on societies of censorship and persecution should be an eye opener to the international community. Freemuse welcome the recommendations in your report. They are clear and constructive.”

Freemuse further commented on some UN member countries questioning the size and nature of violations on artistic freedom:

“In their replies, some delegations indicate that artists are the cause to unrest and danger to national unity. These tactics of ‘killing the messenger’ are well known from history. Artistic works have frequently served as the ‘voice of the voiceless’ and thus been attacked by repressive regimes.”

In the oral statement Freemuse reminded the UN Assembly of the recent attacks by militant religious extremists on artistic expressions and artists in countries such as Mali and Pakistan, and appealed to Iran and Saudi Arabia to abolish institutionalised discrimination against women artists.

Freemuse also criticized China, Turkey, Belarus, Russia and Hungary for non-transparent mechanisms of artistic censorship and repression.

In order to improve reporting on violations on artistic freedom, Freemuse proposed the relevant UN bodies consider establishing a one-stop entry point for reporting of violations of artistic freedom and member states and human rights organisations — in the future — in their UPR submissions incorporate chapters dealing with violations of artists rights to freedom expression.

Freemuse Award presented
After the conclusion of the UN session on artistic freedom, artists having experienced censorship and persecution had opportunity to present their experiences at another session hosted by the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Ms Farida Shaheed, and the Permanent Mission of Norway.

A presentation of the work of Freemuse and the newly established Artsfex Network was followed by a ceremony, where, Freemuse Executive Director Marie Korpe presented the Freemuse Award to Manny Ansar, Director of Festival au Désert in Mali.

Manny Ansar spoke about the situation in Mali and was followed by inputs from artists Deeyah, Didier Awadi, Nadia Plesner and Jonathan Stanczack.

The International Coalition for Arts, Human Rights & Social Justice

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Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

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The International Coalition for Arts, Human Rights & Social Justice

The International Coalition for Arts, Human Rights & Social Justice is a network of aligned people and organisations who represent social and cultural movements, human rights organisations, artist collectives and associations, artist residencies, host cities and communities of conscience.