World Theatre Education Alliance 2019 International Theatre Festival Closed Successfully

On the evening of October 20th, 2019, the closing ceremony of World Theatre Education Alliance 2019 International Theatre Festival was held at the Proscenium Stage Theatre in Changping Campus of the Central Academy of Drama, China. The Judging Panel, teachers and students from the member schools joined the closing ceremony presided by Associate Professor Dong Bingyu, from the Department of Film and Television Art.  The President of Party Committee of academy, Xu Xiang, attended the closing ceremony with his assistant Chen Lei, as well as the head of the judge panel, Chen Gang.

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There were totally 9 performances of Shakespeare's comedy and 8 workshops in this theatre festival. The professors and students from different countries shared their training methods and theatrical theories in the workshops, which helped deepen the feeling, liberate the nature, develop the thought, and stimulate the beginning of new friendship. In the performances, the participants expressed their profound and brilliant national culture in the particular form of theatre. They focused on the contemporary reality and innovated bravely, making the classical theatre productions another enjoyment to the audience.

In the closing ceremony, the song "Gras" from the students of University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch, Germany and the traditional song from Russia made the audience feel the enthusiasm and the level of vocal music from member schools. After that there was a solo by student from Chung-Ang University Department of Theatre, Korea and the show of national dance by students from Kyiv National I.K. Karpenko-Karyi University of Theatre, Cinema and Television. In the end, it was the performance by students from the department of Peking Opera and the Bon-adori by Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music, Japan. The audience responded with their warm applause.

Best Acting Award, Outstanding Acting Award and Best Stage Performance Award were set in the Festival. The judge panel consists of 12 judges from 11 countries. Professor Chen Gang, from The Central Academy of Drama, China, read the winners list. The Judges of the Festival awarded the prize to winners. The President of Party Committee in The Central Academy of Drama, Xu Xiang, awarded the Best Stage Performance Award. The ceremony came to an end in a warm atmosphere of exchanges between teachers and students from various countries.


Winner of World Theatre Education Alliance 2019 International Theatre Festival

 

Outstanding Acting Award (in order of performance):

1. Wang Yaqing, from The Central Academy of Drama, China, player of Liu Shi& Chen Sheng in The Taming of the Shrew 2019

2. Daniel Warland, from University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch, Germany, player of Orsino& Clown D in Twelfth Night or What You Will

3. Momo Ishikawa, from Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music, Japan, player of Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream

4. Kim Eun-Chong, from Chung-Ang University Department of Theatre, Korea, player of Clown's leader in Mask Theatre: Twelfth Night

5. Arsenii Bekhterev, from Russian State Institute of Performing Arts, Russia, player of Ariel in The Tempest

6. Nikoletta Mochani, from Kyiv National I.K. Karpenko-Karyi University of Theatre, Cinema and Television, player of Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream

7. Natalia Sakowicz, from Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw, Poland, player of Hermia& Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Lovers

8. Olga Bodrova, from Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS), Russia, player of Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew

9. Blake Sauceda, from Oklahoma City University School of Theatre, USA, player of Feste& Paroles& Touchstone in Clowns, Lovers, and Women in Pants

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Best Acting Award (in order of performance):

1. Liu Bochun, from The Central Academy of Drama, China, player of Chen Sheng & Liu Shi in The Taming of the Shrew 2019

2. Charlotte Witte, from University of Performing Arts Ernst Busch, Germany, player of Olivia& Clown L in Twelfth Night or What You Will

3. Yoshihiro Mizushima, from Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music, Japan, player of Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream

4. Roh Jae-Won, from Chung-Ang University Department of Theatre, Korea, player of Cesario& Viola in Mask Theatre: Twelfth Night

5. Anton Morozov, from Russian State Institute of Performing Arts, Russia, player of Prospero in The Tempest

6. Vitalii Bobukh, from Kyiv National I.K. Karpenko-Karyi University of Theatre, Cinema and Television, player of Robin Puck Goodfellow &Elf &Director in A Midsummer Night's Dream

7. Maciej Szymon Cempura, from Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw, Poland, player of Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Lovers

8. Danil Nikitin, from Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS), Russia, player of Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew

9. Erik Hamilton, from Oklahoma City University School of Theatre, USA, player of Dromio& Porter& Corin in Clowns, Lovers, and Women in Pants

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Best Stage Performance Award

1. The Taming of the Shrew 2019 from The Central Academy of Drama, China

2. A Midsummer Night's Dream from Kyiv National I.K. Karpenko-Karyi University of Theatre, Cinema and Television

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