SETKÁNÍ/ENCOUNTER is an international festival of theatre schools with decades of tradition. This year it will take place for the 30th time already. The uniqueness of the festival lies in the fact , that the main organizers of the festival are students of Theatre faculty of Janacek Academy of Musical Arts in Brno.
Thirty years ago, the academic fellowship JAMU felt the need to meet other theatre professionals and students of theatre schools and, therefore, they established the festival SETKÁNÍ/ENCOUNTER.Furthermore, they wanted to bring more culture to the city of Brno and make the city into a center of cultural affairs. All their efforts turned out successful, a result of which is also another year of the festival, which is getting more prestigious and professional every year, mostly thanks to a great variety of attendants from all around the world.
During the week-long festival, the city of Brno turns into a metropolis of the world of theatre, where theatre students, professionals and enthusiasts from all over Europe and also other parts of the world, such as South Korea, Columbia, the Philippines and many others, meet each other.
Our festival ambassador is an integral part of the festival. Slovak actress Emília Vášáryová became an ambassador for the jubilee 30th International Festival of Theatre Schools SETKÁNÍ/ENCOUNTER. It is a great honour for us to have Mrs Vášáryová at the festival, who in 2010 received an honorary doctorate from the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno.
Photo: Martin Črep
The heart of the festival – as we often call it – is on the ground floor of the Theater Faculty. You will find a lot of things there, a lot of people there. Ideal meeting point.