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AITA/IATA asbl
Executive Board

President
Mr Paddy O’Dwyer
IRELAND
Vice President
Mrs Merja Laaksovirta, FINLAND
Treasurer
Mr Rob Van Genechten, BELGIUM
English Speaking Secretary
Ms Anne Gilmour,
UNITED KINGDOM
French Speaking Secretary
Mr Pierre Cellario, MONACO
Spanish Speaking Secretary
Mr Guillermo Rodoni, ARGENTINA

Coordinator, Committee for Children and Youth
Mrs Helle Hauger, DENMARK
Coordinator,
Artistic Development Committee
Mr Roger Ellis
UNITED STATES
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AITA/IATA asbl

28th World Congress

and Festival 2007

 

A Radiant Display of Theatre !

 

For the first time in its fifty-five year history, from July 29th - 31st, 2007, the International Amateur Theatre Association (AITA/IATA asbl) held its World Congress and Festival in Asia, more precisely in Masan and Changwon-city in the Republic of South Korea.  

 

For the highlights of the Congress and the AITA/IATA asbl General Assembly, held at the CECO Centre in Changwon-city, hit the small IATA logo...

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Leo TROMP-Cuba 2006

Paddy O’DWYER and

Mary PEARS-Halifax 2003

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A new AITA/IATA asbl Artistic Development Committee was installed in Masan, Chairperson Roger ELLIS (USA) reports...

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Satu Olkkonen, Quinto Romagnoli, Joke Elbers, Roger Ellis and Danute Vaigauskaite (left to right)

AITA/IATA asbl said goodbye to its President Leo Tromp from Aruba, who served the association from 2003 till
 August 2007.  
The new President Paddy O’Dwyer from Ireland, took office in Masan.  Read his message to members...
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Of course there is also news from the Children & Youth Committee which had a meeting in Masan.  Chairperson Helle HAUGER (Denmark) reports...

Helle Hauger and Mary Pears (left to right)

Sad news from Cuba, where Nisia Aguero, Vice-President of the National Council of Houses of Culture had a brain seizure as soon as she returned to Cuba after the Masan Congress.  We wish here a full and speedy recovery...

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On November 3rd, Hiroshi Koizumi, organiser of the Toyama Festival (Japan), was awarded a Civil Knighthood in the Order of Leopold I in Ghent, Belgium.

 

Congratulations from all his AITA/IATA friends...

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Governor of Flanders (Belgium) André Denys and Hiroshi Koizumi