ITI Germany

The German ITI is represented at the international committees within the ITI network and contributes to the discussion and research concerning aesthetic and social interrelations within the world of theatre. The continuous work of the committees aims at concrete results and they publish documentations on special aspects in their respective fields. Based on bilateral agreements of co-operation, the German ITI supports theatre cultures in developing countries. The emphasis in this field is on advisory activ ITIs and the promotion by information and exchange.

The ITI offers advice for German cultural politics as to question of European and international co-operation in the field of theatre. It continually informs national cultural institutions on developments of a theatre political, structural or aesthetic kind. As part of the biggest international theatre network the German ITI offers a comprehensive service to the country´s theatre people in making international contacts and in preparing and organising artistic encounter in Germany and guest performances abroad and festivals in Germany.

The Media Library for Dance and Theatre

With currently around 12,000 videos and supplementary materials, the Media Library for Dance and Theatre is one of the most extensive publicly accessible audiovisual documentation centres for the performing arts in Germany. It documents developments in contemporary dance, theatre and performative production formats.

The ITI’s Media Studio also continuously carries out the documentation of dance and theatre productions on film itself, which can be viewed in the media library. The digitisation and preservation of the audiovisual as well as supplementary documents are also an important field of work in this area.

Examining the documentation in the media library critically and in terms of content together with artists and researchers is also an important concern. Profound insights into artistic and cultural developments in the performing arts are provided in detailed descriptions and thematically organised visual materials.

The media library is a site for discussion on artistic, cultural-political and technological developments in dance and theatre, and thus an intersection of archival, theoretical and theatre practice.

ITI Germany

Mariannenplatz 2
10997 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 61107650
Fax: +49 30 611076522


Dr. Thomas Engel, Director of ITI
Tel: +49 (30) 611 07 65 0

Christine Henniger, Head of Media Library
Tel: +49 (30) 611 07 65 25

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