International Platform for Performer Training at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
5. Jan 2022
The International Platform for Performer Training (IPPT) annual conference is taking place 6-9 January 2022 at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.
IPPT is a community of international practitioners, artists, pedagogues, and researchers involved in performer training within the institutions offering higher education in performing arts. IPPT gathers in annual meetings since its establishment in 2014 organized by participating institutions. Previous conferences have been held in Helsinki, Ghent, Wroclaw, Utrecht, Zurich, Gothenburg, Canterbury, and this year in Tallinn.
Each annual meeting includes presentations and workshops that have a common theme. This year’s topic is “New opportunities, practices, technologies, platforms, experiences, discoveries and resources in the field of performer training at the time of the pandemic.”
“The current pandemic world order has thrown great challenges at performer training in higher education institutions. Yet, we have found ways to continue. This IPPT meeting would like to look at the more positive side and focus on these fantastic opportunities of pandemics that have forced us to step out of our comfort zone and find new ways and modes for being, teaching and training. The open call for presentations was deliberately open and broad to allow a variety of best practices to be introduced and shared in our meeting in Tallinn. Some presentations take place in the studio, while some are delivered online, practically testing new technological opportunities and challenges,” said Professor Jüri Nael, who is behind the initiative to bring the IPPT meeting to Tallinn.
IPPT conference will be live streamed so that those who could not travel would still join.
IPPT website: https://performertrainingplatform.wordpress.com
Prof Jüri Nael