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Chiang Mai TaPS Perspectives 2022

October 6 - October 8, 2022


Please note there is also an IB Workshop for DP Theatre Category 1 alongside this event. Please see here for details.

TaPS goals


ISTA TaPS PERSPECTIVES gives IB DP Theatre students the unique opportunity to work intensively with a series of 4 current and practising theatre professionals who each specialise in:

Collaboratively creating original theatre
Staging play texts
Exploring world theatre traditions
Performing theatre theory

Working with IB theatre students from different schools, DP Theatre students will engage with each of these specialists as well as having a workshop with an IB DP Theatre specialist. The IB DP Theatre specialist will help the students to reflect on and consider how to apply their learning from TaPS to their own IB DP course. This gives students the opportunity to frame and make the most of each of their sessions with the professional artists.

Primarily working with specialist artists, usually sourced from cultural organisations where the TaPS will be held, offers us the opportunity to work with and contribute to the cultural ecology of the places where TAPS takes place.

ISTA TaPS Perspectives provides students with an understanding of how the syllabus areas of the IB DP Theatre course are applied to real-life, current theatre practice. It acts as a launchpad for students’ explorations of theatre to further pursue once back in their own schools.

Working with DP Theatre students from different schools broadens perspectives, forges friendships and enhances all learning.

Master classes
All teacher chaperones will take part in two master classes (MCs) focusing on a specific aspect of Theatre.

MCs for this TaPS Perspectives will be confirmed by June 2022.

Theatre
All participants will attend two professional theatre performances.

The productions on offer at this TaPS will be confirmed by June 2022

Download the TaPS perspectives fact sheet here.

 

Important information


School address
Prem Tinsulanonda International School
234 Moo 3, Huay Sai, Mae Rim,
Chiang Mai 50180,
Thailand

School website

The event starts at 9:00am on Thursday, 6th October 2022
The event finishes at 3:00pm on Saturday, 8th October 2022

Event Manager
Keriann O’Rourke

For participants
Booking opens: 28th March 2022
Registration opens 1st June 2022
Registration closes 24th August 2022

Participant Travel information is due at the time of registration.
All final event information will be available for participants 2-3 weeks prior to the event.

For ISTA artists
The artist team will be activated 12 weeks prior to the event.
Artist travel details are due 10 weeks prior to the event. (for local artists only)

Finances


Students

Registration fees
Member schools – GBP £370
Non member schools – GBP £444
Host School: GBP £300 for the first 15 students; GBP £370 thereafter

Surcharges
ISTA T-Shirt: GBP £12

3 night package transportation and accommodation costs – GBP £235 per student
This is for 3 nights (in shared accommodation).
This includes airport transfers and all meals/snacks.

4 night package transportation and accommodation costs – GBP £275 per student
This is for 4 nights (in shared accommodation).
This includes airport transfers and all meals/snacks.

Total cost per student
Member schools – GBP £382 plus transfers and accommodation.
Non member schools – GBP £456 plus transfers and accommodation.
Host School: GBP £312 for the first 15 students; GBP £382 thereafter.


Teachers/chaperones

Registration fees
GBP £100

Surcharges
ISTA t-shirt – GBP £12.

3 night package transportation and accommodation costs – GBP £235 per teacher
This is for 3 nights (separate bedrooms in shared teacher accommodation).
This includes airport transfers and all meals/snacks.

4 night package transportation and accommodation costs – GBP £275 per teacher
This is for 4 nights (separate bedrooms in shared teacher accommodation).
This includes airport transfers and all meals/snacks.

Total cost per teacher/chaperone
GBP £112 plus transfers and accommodation.


Please note:
Registration opens 1st June 2022
Registration closes 24th August 2022

All registration fees and surcharges will be invoiced once the registration window has closed.

We appreciate that some schools will already have confirmed students so please register your group as soon as possible from this date onwards.

All registrations must be submitted by 24th August 2022, to allow for finalising theatre tickets and where applicable, catering, transportation etc. ahead of the event.

A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit will be sent with the booking confirmation; this amount will be deducted from your final invoice.

The deposit will be as follows:
For bookings of 1 – 10 students GBP £500.
For bookings of 11 – 15 students GBP £750.
For bookings of 16 or more students GBP £1,000.

Please refer to our event terms and conditions for details of late registration/cancellation fees.

Travel & visas


For participants
Participants are advised to arrive into Chiang Mai by evening on Wednesday, 5th October 2022 and should not plan to leave the venue before 3:00pm on Saturday, 8th October 2022

Transfer information is TBC.

Please note:
International travel should be planned accordingly.
It is the responsibility of the schools/participants to ensure they have the appropriate visas to enter Thailand.
Schools/participants are responsible for ensuring they meet any COVID-19 travel regulations as required.

For ISTA artists
Non local Artists are advised to arrive in Chiang Mai by evening on Wednesday, 5th October 2022/ and should not plan to leave the venue before 3:30pm on Saturday, 8th October 2022. We plan a standing ovation session for artists following the close of the event.

Local Artists are advised to arrive at the venue no later than 30 minutes before their session starts,

Please note:
International travel should be planned accordingly.
Please ensure you have the appropriate visa to enter Thailand.

Accommodation & meals


All participants and ISTA artists will be staying on site. Visiting students will stay in large apartments with multiple rooms on the Prem Tinsulanonda International School campus.

Teachers will stay in shared apartments, each with their own bedroom and en-suite bathroom. Apartments will have WiFi, air-conditioning and a kitchenette. It will be expected that visiting teachers will chaperone students in the dorms when not in sessions.

It is important that schools inform ISTA if they require a 4th night stay as soon as they can confirm.

ISTA artists will stay in shared apartments with their own bedroom and en-suite bathroom.

For a look at the facilities please visit the school’s website here.

Meals
The majority of meals will be provided as part of this TaPS event as outlined below.

 Visiting studentsVisiting teachers
IB workshop participants
ISTA artists
Tuesday dinnerN/AN/AISTA Rep only
Wednesday breakfastN/AN/AOn campus
ISTA Rep only
Wednesday lunchIf groups arrive earlier in the day on Wednesday then we can provide lunch at extra cost with prior arrangement.If groups arrive earlier in the day on Wednesday then we can provide lunch at extra cost with prior arrangement.On campus
ISTA Rep only
Wednesday dinner6:00-8:00pm
Welcome BBQ dinner and campfire
6:00-8:00pm
Welcome BBQ dinner and campfire
6:00-8:00pm
Welcome BBQ dinner and campfire
DAY 1
Thursday breakfast
On campus; at home for local studentsOn campus; at home for local teachersOn campus; at home for local artists
Thursday lunchOn campusOn campusOn campus
Thursday dinnerOn campusOn campusOn campus
DAY 2
Friday breakfast
On campus; at home for local studentsOn campus; at home for local teachersOn campus; at home for local artists
Friday lunchOn campusOn campusOn campus
Friday dinnerOn campusOn campusOn campus
DAY 3
Saturday breakfast
On campus; at home for local studentsOn campus; at home for local teachersOn campus; at home for local artists
Saturday lunchOn campusOn campusOn campus
Saturday dinner
*optional
Dinner provided for those with a late flight or those opting to stay for an additional 4th night. Dinner provided for those with a late flight or those opting to stay for an additional 4th night. Dinner provided for those with a late flight or those opting to stay for an additional 4th night.
Sunday breakfast
*optional
Breakfast included for those who have opted to stay for a 4th night served in cafeteria from 6:30am onwards.Breakfast included for those who have opted to stay for a 4th night served in cafeteria from 6:30am onwards.Breakfast included for those who have opted to stay for a 4th night served in cafeteria from 6:30am onwards.

Early arrivals/late departures

Early arrivals
The campus is large so any groups arriving early can relax in accommodation, or take a walk around the peaceful grounds. We have swimming pools available if needed, with prior arrangement. The school is a no go area, but it is fenced off so easy to distinguish between the areas.

Late departures
For groups with a possible later departure, the timing will determine what you can do with the additional time, if anything, and you may prefer to relax after a busy few days at the event. There might be an option of an activity or trip somewhere if time permits. If you would like to add on any additional experiences do let me know and I can put you in contact with a representative from the Visiting Schools Programme in Chiang Mai to make those arrangements directly.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:

Dates

Starts on Thursday 06 October at 09:00
Finishes on Saturday 08 October at 15:00
(Local Time)

Venue

Prem Tinsulanonda School/Artist Residency Thailand
234 Moo 3, Huay Sai Mae Rim
Chiang Mai, 50180, Thailand

Participants

• American School of Doha
• Bangkok Patana School
• International School of Phnom Penh
• NIST International School Thailand
• Oberoi International School
• Overseas School of Colombo