ITEAC Horizon Event 2022
The build-up to ITEAC 2023 began with a day-long series of 45 minute sessions starting in Tokyo and followed the sun around the world to end 13 hours later in New York, having visited among others Brisbane, Seoul, Taipei, Bogota and Sao Paulo.
We began our exploration of the themes of Environmental Sustainability, Digital and Community, looking at recent Japanese theatres designed to engage with their communities, at cutting-edge work from New York and London in virtual and augmented reality. We examined sustainability in Australia, and the push to support digital development across Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore. We heard a debate from Paris about the theatre of the future, and were inspired by the visionary work of Idartes in Colombia. National Theatre Wales has integrated communities into its decision-making. Surprise Lab in Taiwan has reached out to audiences beyond theatre. From Mexico and Colombia we discussed how to create spaces for performance in vulnerable communities, and looked at how the ground-breaking Art of Facing Fear used digital innovation creatively to generate a global experience of performance.