Programme

MAY  25
SATURDAY
MAY  26
SUNDAY

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MAY 25, SATURDAY


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0900 - 0930

REGISTRATION


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0930 - 1000

OPENING ADDRESS



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1000 - 1200

PANEL #1
DRAMATURGS IN ASIA: STRUGGLES AND STRATEGIES

MODERATOR: ROBIN LOON

What does it mean to work as a dramaturg or with a dramaturg in Asia? Is there an ‘Asian’ or ‘Asia-based’ dramaturg or dramaturgy? This panel engages with how performing arts practitioners in Asia understand and approach the role of a dramaturg within a project, performance-oriented or otherwise. Panelists from various artistic backgrounds share their experiences working on past projects. They give insight into how they execute their roles and responsibilities in relation to their interests, expertise and contexts, articulating broader contextually-based principles of practice that have emerged in their work. Collectively, the panel examines how the dramaturg in Asia negotiates the very human process of creating art, including working with multiple collaborators, and dealing with tensions and conflicts.



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1400 -  1500

KEYNOTE #1
THE ROLE  OF DRAMATURGS IN ASIA: STRUGGLES AND STRATEGIES

SPEAKERS: JANET PILLAI

[ Abstract coming soon ]


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1530 - 1700

ROUNDTABLE #1
CRITICAL RESPONSES TO KEYNOTE

In this roundtable, the speakers will share and discuss their responses to Janet Pillai's keynote presentation.


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MAY 26, SUNDAY


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0900 - 1000

KEYNOTE #2
DRAMATURGIES OF HUMAN SPACES

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1030 -  1230

PANEL #2:
DRAMATURGY & TECHNOLOGY


Technology in performance can range from multimedia projections and 3D sound design, to the likes of virtual and augmented realities and artificial intelligence. With technology adding layers and complexity to performance, the work of developing and maintaining dramaturgical coherence in technology-assisted/-centred performances demands critical attention. This panel features arts practitioners who have honed their art-making practices alongside the development of technology. They have developed dramaturgies which synergise art and technology in the realms of dance, storytelling, visual art and corporeality. In wielding and manipulating machinery and scientific frameworks in their artistic practices, the panelists explore the reaches of technology in/as performance, as well as the boundary between technology and humanity.


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1430 - 1630

ROUNDTABLE #2
HUMAN FUTURES AND HISTORIES 

MODERATOR: CORRIE TAN

With the backdrop of Singapore embarking on its bicentennial celebrations, the performance of history in Asia is a potent site from which to excavate alternative and forgotten notions of what is means to be human. Dramaturgs and artists in the region and beyond have worked to reimagine nationalist narratives, unearth marginalised histories, rethink social cultural reenactments as remembrance, and reconfigure political expressions through memorialisation. This panel focuses on the relationship between past, present and future in performance-making, critically engaging with what it means to take on the responsibility and burden of historical reflection in order to (re)imagine the future. Panelists also address questions about how the performance of history can interrogate the role of humans in the present, and advance a critical consciousness towards more inclusive and just futures.


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1630 - 1700

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