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Documentation of Lab 2018






For a firsthand account and reflections of the lab sessions, please see the Centre 42 article Learning to Listen.









KEYNOTE LECTURE: 
RUSTOM BARUCHA
93min / 7 SEP, 0930 - 1100

RUSTOM BARUCHA opens ADN Lab 2018 with a keynote presentation on the role of the dramaturg in performance-making in Asia, especially in bridging intra-cultural complexities. Barucha cites his experiences working on the performances Request Concert and Shakuntala

This session is chaired by CHARLENE RAJENDRAN.










PANEL #1: 
THE ROLE OF THE DRAMATURG IN PERFORMANCE-MAKING
96min / 7 SEP, 1100 - 1230

This panel explores the role of the dramaturg in performance-making through case studies and critical reflections. TAUFIK DARWIS speaks about facilitating the research process on the work Us/Not Us by the Bandung Performing Arts Forum - BPAF. CHARLENE RAJENDRAN presents the dramaturg as an active and critical listener, using her work in Both Sides, Now, an art project that deals with death and dying, as a case study. KEI SAITO ruminates on the role of the dramaturg from a producer’s perspective, citing his work on projects in Japan and Scotland. LIM HOW NGEAN discusses the role of the dramaturg with reference to ideas brought up during the inaugural ADN Symposium, as well as his experiences working with choreographers Pichet Klunchun and Eko Supriyanto.

00:06:58 TAUFIK DARWIS
00:23:55 CHARLENE RAJENDRAN
00:40:53 KEI SAITO
00:56:12 LIM HOW NGEAN
01:12:05 Q&A

This session was moderated by MARION D'CRUZ.










PANEL #2: 
THE DRAMATURG IN PROGRAMMING, CURATING AND RESEARCH
83min / 7 SEP, 1400 - 1510


This panel explores the role of the dramaturg in the programming, curation and research of performance art-making. RUHANIE PERERA talks about negotiating subjectivities in curation and research, referring to her experiences with the performance artworks “Inside the Melancholic Object”, “Effigies of Turbulent Yesterdays”, “Herstories” and “Ironing Man”. MANDEEP RAIKHY’s presentation is about the programming of Delhi-based dance organisation Gati Dance Forum which he and other choreographers had set up in 2007, aiming to create dialogue around dance practice and between dance practitioners. MUHAMMAD ABBE BAASYIN shares about his research on Indonesian artist Bagon Kussudiardja and the decisions made about presenting the findings in an exhibition, particularly choosing to contextualise the exhibition within Indonesia’s socio-political developments.

00:04:00 RUHANIE PERERA
00:23:39 MANDEEP RAIKHY
00:42:17 MUHAMMAD ABBE BAASYIN
00:55:28 Q&A

This session is moderated by LIM HOW NGEAN










PANEL #3: 
DRAMATURGIES OF GENDER PERFORMANCE
98in / 7 SEP, 1530 - 1700

On this panel, OTNEIL TASMAN discusses his choreographic practice in Lengger Lanag, a Banyumas traditional dance form that features male dancers dressing up and performing as women, not just in Indonesia, but internationally as well. TAMARA PERTAMINA shares about her work as a transgender activist-artist. GEE IMAAN SEMMALAR speaks about the dramaturgies of gender and queer performance, discussing the possible strategies to employ in creating performances which challenge and deconstruct prevailing notions of gender and identity, strategies such as anti-realism, camp and drag. BRIGITTA ISABELLA and NAOMI SRIKANDI offer critical responses to the presentations.

00:04:00 OTNEIL TASMAN
00:20:20 TAMARA PERTAMINA
00:41:20 GEE IMAAN SEMMALAR
00:59:59 BRIGITTA ISABELLA
01:08:32 NAOMI SRIKANDI
01:17:28 Q&A

This session is moderated by ALIA SWASTIKA











LECTURE: 
DRAMATURGY AND ASSEMBLY: PERFORMING NETWORK OF IDEAS
105min / 8 SEP, 1930 - 2100

The lecture is presented by AKBAR YUNMI and YUSTIANSYAH LESMANA, who shared about the collective's conception, philosophies and activities. LIM HOW NGEAN offers his critical response to the lecture.

This session was moderated by LINDA MAYASARI.










LAB 1: 
US/NOT US
Lab 1 sessions spanned 8 and 9 September at Teater Garasi. The Lab participants worked on developing Us/Not Us, a theatrical work by Bandung Performing Arts Forum - BPAF based on stories of eviction in Rancah Cili, Bandung. Us/Not US explores the themes of city, state, and cultural citizenship. 









LAB 2: 
LA DANSE MACABRE
The Lab 2 participants worked on La Danse Macabre, a movement-based work created by Gusbang Sada and Natasha Tontey which explores the theme of death. Lab 2 took place at Sarang Building on 8 and 9 September.










LAB SHOWCASE
192min / 10 SEP, 1900 - 2100

ADN Lab 2018 concluded on 10 Sep with a public showcase of the two works - Us/Not Us and La Danse Macabre - at Teater Garasi.