International exchange| European networks
Our cross-sector approach makes ADK an interesting partner for other countries. Admission to international networks is a seal of quality for education providers: since 2015 our international activities have been boosted by membership in E:UTSA (Europe: Union of Theatre Schools and Academies) and mitos21, an alliance of theatre professionals at leading, influential theatre institutions in Europe. In April 2018 ADK was invited to join ELIA (European League of Institutes of the Arts).
There are so many opportunities here for initial and continuing training, such as the International Meeting of Dramaturgs in Berlin, the Berliner Theatertreffen with the Autorentheatertage at Deutsches Theater, and the Young Actors and Directors Meeting in Stockholm during the Ingmar Bergman Festival, where the production »Topographies of Paradise« with performer Madame Nielsen and graduates from our Directing and Acting courses was shown in August 2018.
These networks enable students from colleges elsewhere to take part in ADK seminars and vice versa. Our Acting students, for example, will join the »Turbo-Workshop« on topical themes at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique in Paris. Invitations to show guest productions have also increased. The E:UTSA network has given rise to festivals like »SPOLETO/Festival dei Due Mondi«. Thanks to other invitations, our students will attend the »SETKÁNÍ/ENCOUNTER« festival in Brno (Czechia) and visit Rome for the »Festival Contaminazioni« at the Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica »Silvio d’Amico«.
Every two years Ludwigsburg hosts the FURORE Festival – an international event for young theatre-makers planned and organised by ADK students.