February 7, 2005
OISTAT World Congress- March 13-15, 2005
Congress is nearly upon us. This Congress promises to be one that marks
a bright and prosperous future for OISTAT. The Congress programme
features a Keynote Address from theatre visionary Jean Guy Lecat, to
see the full programme:Click Here .
March 13th will be devoted to unofficial meetings of the commissions.
Invitations and information on these meetings can be found here: History and Theory Commission Publication and Communication Commission
on Sunday, March 13th there will be a Membership Orientation Session,
Executive Committee member Karin Winkelsesser will provide information
on the working structure of the organization, voting procedures etc.
This session is open to all members especially new members, as well as
individuals from countries where there are currently no OISTAT centres.
OISTAT Congress working session will take place on Monday, March 14th.
There is a great deal of business to take care of in a limited span of
time, so it is important that the voting delegates are well prepared.
The Agenda includes:
Proposed New Statutes
Peter McKinnon has written an overview on the proposed changes to the Statues, to read this: Click Here
The proposed changes to the statutes were sent with the Congress invite, if you need a copy it can be Found Here
The election of the President
two candidates are current President Maija Pekkanen, Finland and former
Chair of the Education Commission Michael Ramsaur, USA. To read their
biographies and vision for the future of OISTAT Click Here
The election of the Executive Committee
candidates are: SungChul Kim, Korea; Leon Brauner; USA; Martin Godfrey,
UK; Peter McKinnon, Canada; Simona Rybakova, Czech Republic; Wei-Wen
Chang, Taiwan; Henk van der Geest, the Netherlands; Jerome Maecklbergh,
Belgium; Kustav Agu Puuman, Estonia; Cai Tiliang, China. To read their
biographies and view of OISTAT and the role they would like to have in
the organisation Click Here
WORLD STAGE DESIGN 2005 UPDATE
exciting part of the OISTAT World Congress is the inaugural World Stage
Design 2005. The extraordinary work of WSD Director Eric Fielding and
his staff of volunteers will provide a whole new dimention to our
meetings. Plan on time to visit the Exhibit during the Congress.
EXHIBITING IN WSD 2005 DIGITAL EXHIBIT: To see a list of the designers
whose work will be included in the WSD Digital Exhibit, Click Here
EXHIBITING IN WSD 2005 GALLERY EXHIBIT: To see a list of the designers
whose work will be included in the WSD Gallery Exhibit, Click Here
Governing Board and Architecture Commission meeting Yi-Lan County, Taiwan
Governing Board and Architecture Competition held very successful
meetings at the Centre for Traditional Arts in Yi-Lan County, Taiwan
from September 30 to October 4th 2004. TATT planned an extraordinary
programme which concluded with all the delegates releasing sky lanterns
carrying all our blessings to the sky. The report of the Architecture
Commission Taiwan meeting [download
] , and the synopsis of the Governing Board
Minutes of the Education Commission Meeting Istanbul, Turkey
Education Commission met from November 3-9, 2004 in Istanbul and Izmir
Turkey. The two main topics for the meetings were: “Stage Design
Education in Turkey and in the World” and “Lighting Design and Lighting
Design Education” Marina Raytchinova was elected as the new Chair of
the Commission. The minutes of the meeting can be found