Biennial international symposia of the theatre anthropology and scientific conferences are held at the Theatre faculty of Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno since 1996. Amongst significant figures who participated in the symposium are e.g. Richard Schechner, Nicola Savarese, Joachim Fiebach, Ivo Osolsobě, Wojciech Dudzik, Ivan Vyskočil or Bořivoj Srba.
The aim of the symposium is to enable an interdisciplinary dialogue between directors and theatre practitioners, as well as theorists and instructors of theatre directing, and to mediate their joint discussion of contemporary forms of theatre directing and of various approaches to teaching theatre directing at performing arts academies and universities. To facilitate the exchange of ideas roundtable-discussions will constitute an integral part of the symposium.
The symposium continues the tradition of biennial symposia of theatre anthropology and conferences hosted by the Theatre Faculty of Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno.