Latvian Academy of Culture is part of the international platform IPPT


On January 11-14, 2024, the lecturers of the Department of Performing Arts of the Latvian Academy of Culture (LAC) Zane Kreicberga, Kārlis Krūmiņš and Rita Lūriņa visited the Theatre Art Program of the Tampere University to exchange experience and to participate in the seminar of the International Platform for Performer Training (IPPT, "Nascent Forms & Methodological Creativity in Performer Training". Kārlis Krūmiņš presented a 15 minutes “provocation” "The Liberation of Body Language in the Theater of Psychological Realism", sharing his experience on how to encourage the expressiveness of an actor's body with the help of certain exercises. Since 2024, LKA is one of IPPT partners, and has also expressed interest in organizing one of the future seminars in Riga.

The IPPT seminar gathered around 40 acting educators, theater researchers and professional doctoral students from the USA, Austria, Greece, Estonia, India, Italy, Colombia, Latvia, Great Britain, Poland, Finland, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, and other countries, talking about their inquiries, findings, and doubts in theater pedagogy, and inviting the other participants to join the practical exercises.

IPPT is an informal and democratic network of performing arts educational institutions and individual pedagogues, researchers, and artists, which every year organizes a several-day seminar on a specific topic relevant to performing arts education. For example, in 2023 a seminar "After the Empty Space: From Traditional Settings to New Creative Ecologies" was held in Chiusi, Italy, and in 2022 a seminar on "New Opportunities, Practices, Technologies, Platforms, Experiences, Discoveries and Resources in the Field of Performer Training at the Time of Pandemic" was held in Tallinn.

During IPPT, LKA lecturers made contacts with participants from other countries, discussing possible cooperation at both the bachelor's and master's level. Professor Zane Kreicberga was included in the working group for exploring the possibilities of attracting institutional funding for the IPPT platform.