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Documentation of Satellite Symposium 2018




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ADN REPORT
115min / 16 FEB, 1030 - 1230


LIM HOW NGEAN, ROBIN LOON and CHARLENE RAJENDRAN begin Satellite Symposium 2018 by reviewing ADN's activities since the inaugural symposium in Singapore in 2016. Earlier ADN gatherings have also been summed up in a 5-minute video presented to attendees at the beginning of this session.

00:00:14 - ADN so far (Highlights video)
00:06:05 - Origins of ADN
00:19:36 - ROBIN LOON on "Mapping Out, In & About" (2016)
00:38:55 - LIM HOW NGEAN on "Tracing Asian Dramaturgy" (2017)
00:49:38 - CHARLENE RAJENDRAN on "Dramaturgies of the Social & Cultural" (2017)
01:09:47 - Q&A













ROUNDTABLE #1:
THE POLITICAL IN ART
115min / 16 FEB, 1400 - 1630


The speakers of this roundtable discuss issues in creating and presenting political art in Asia. They each present past works which they've been involved in. JAE LEE KIM shares about "Glory", the dance theatre piece which she had dramaturged, which explores the male body in relation to mandatory conscription. UGORAN PRASAD talks about various politically-motivated projects of Indonesian theatre company Teater Garasi. LI YINAN discusses dramaturgy and the politicisation of art, citing the performance of "Water Margin" which she devised with her dramaturgy students at the Central Academy of Drama. HO TZU NYEN shares the creation process behind his multimedia-animation work "One or Several Tigers".

This session is moderated by ROBIN LOON.

00:01:54 JAE LEE KIM
00:17:57 UGORAN PRASAD
00:36:08 LI YINAN
00:55:17 HO TZU NYEN
01:22:18 Q&A










PANEL #1:
SOCIAL CHANGE/ACTION IN JAPANESE DRAMATURGY
90min / 16 FEB, 1630 - 1800


This panel focuses on dramaturgical theory and practice which engage with social change, critique, commentary, or action, situated in Japan. LEOW PUAY TIN begins with her observations of Japanese site-specific productions. KAKU NAGASHIMA theorises a definition of dramaturgy via site-specific work he's been involved with. MASASHI NOMURA delivers a primer of the theatrical history and scene in Okinawa in which he is part of the local arts council. He also speaks about new performing arts venues established by the council to create space and empower Okinawans to create art.

This session is moderated by KEN TAKIGUCHI.

00:10:48 LEOW PUAY TIN
00:34:30 KAKU NAGASHIMA
00:54:32 MASASHI NOMURA
01:15:29 LEOW PUAY TIN'S RESPONSE
01:22:10 Q&A








WORKING GROUP: 
CONTINUING TOPICS IN DRAMATURGY
238min / 17 FEB, 1030 - 1230


This session is an open discussion that will continue and expand upon discussion points brought up by participants of past ADN events. Dramaturgs, arts educators and practitioners from around the region will also share their dramaturgical practices within their socio-cultural context. Topics that will be explored include:
  • Definitions of 'dramaturgy', 'dramaturg' and 'dramaturging' in an Asian context.
  • The etymology of terms used to describe local cultural and social practices in dramaturgy.
  • The "Asian" in Asian Dramaturgs' Network.
Speakers:
00:07:41 JANICE POON
00:19:30 VIRKEIN DHAR
00:32:39 TAUFIK DARWIS
01:08:43 JAE LEE KIM
01:21:22 KEI SAITO
01:30:12 DISCUSSION

This session is facilitated by LIM HOW NGEAN and ROBIN LOON.











ROUNDTABLE #2: 
ARTISTIC DIRECTION AS THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
238min / 17 FEB, 1030 - 1230


Art that is purposeful stems from a deep connection with culture, society and politics. This roundtable asks what kinds of leadership roles does the artist assume in one's community and society:
  • Can an artistic/festival director advocate ways of thinking about shaping culture, society, politics beyond art appreciation and cultural education?
  • How does this draw from dramaturgical thinking and the role of a dramaturg in artistic production?
00:10:12 BILQIS HIJJAS

This session was moderated by CHARLENE RAJENDRAN.