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Programme






APRIL 23, SATURDAY


 TIME EVENT
REGISTRATION

0930 - 1000

OPENING REMARKS

Speakers:
LIM HOW NGEAN, Founding Director / CENTRE 42 / ESPLANADE



BY INVITATION


1000 - 1230

MAPPING THE TERRAIN (CLOSED-DOOR)
*This event is held in the Centre 42 Rehearsal Studio.

In this opening session, the speakers present a short report of dramaturgical activities they researched on in their home countries. They also speak briefly on their dramaturgical practice and some of the issues and themes of interest to them. A short written report will be distributed to the session participants and all interested parties.

Includes a 20-minute intermission.

Speakers:
HELLY MINARTI / NANAKO NAKAJIMA / SHINTARO FUJII / SANKAR VENKATESWARAN / GISELLE GARCIA / RUHANIE PERERA / LI YINAN / PETER ECKERSALL  / ALYSON CAMPBELL / ROBIN LOON / LIM HOW NGEAN




BY INVITATION

1400 - 1530

TALKING DRAMATURGY & THE DRAMATURG:
LOOKING FOR AN ASIAN CONTEXT?


What is this practice of dramaturgy and who is this dramaturg? Why have this concept, function and personnel become increasingly talked about in relation to performance-making? This panel also addresses existing discourses and theories on dramaturgy, and if there are existing frameworks in Asian context(s). Speakers in this panel are selected for their extensive practical as well as academic experience on the subject of dramaturgy in the region.

Speakers:
PETER ECKERSALL / NANAKO NAKAJIMA / SHINTARO FUJII

Moderator:
LIM HOW NGEAN



FREE PUBLIC EVENT

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1600 - 1815

DRAMATURGY IN ACTION I:
PRACTICAL REALITIES


This panel engages with the practical realities of dramaturgy in the field. Each speaker presents a specific case study of their dramaturgical work. The panel consists of a mixture of theatre and dance dramaturgs working in their respective home countries and abroad.

Includes a 15-minute intermission.

Speakers:
NANAKO NAKAJIMA / PETER ECKERSALL / GISELLE GARCIA / LIM HOW NGEAN / SANKAR VENKATESWARAN / LI YINAN
 
Moderator:
ROBIN LOON



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APRIL 24, SUNDAY


 TIME EVENT
REGISTRATION

1130 - 1300

DRAMATURGY IN ACTION II:
COLLABORATION, THE INTERDISCIPLINARY, AND THE INTERCULTURAL


This panel focuses on novel approaches to dramaturgy in 'unconventional' performances such as community arts projects and transnational and intercultural collaboration, where the dramaturg is challenged in terms of changing geographical terrains of performance; differences in language and culture; differences in modes of performances; and different modes of the performative, i.e., exhibitions, storytelling, audience participation etc.

Speakers:
KEN TAKIGUCHI / CHARLENE RAJENDRAN / ALVIN TAN / KOK HENG LEUN

Moderator:
LIM HOW NGEAN



FREE PUBLIC EVENT

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1400 - 1545

DRAMATURGY IN ACTION III:
THE PERFORMANCE-MAKER & THE DRAMATURG


How does a performance-maker work with a dramaturg? How does a performance-maker benefit from working with a dramaturg? What kind(s) of relationship develop between the two? This panel hopes to shed light on working with dramaturgs from the performance-makers' perspectives. Case studies may be highlighted to illustrate the working relationship between performance-maker and dramaturg, the processes of problem-solving and decision-making, and the negotiation of a professional and artistic relationship.

Speakers:
ALYSON CAMPBELL / LACHLAN PHILPOTT / EKO SUPRIYANTO / YAIR VARDI / MAX-PHILIP ASCHENBRENNER

Moderator:
LIM HOW NGEAN



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1605 - 1815
 
EDUCATION, PEDAGOGY, DRAMATURGY

This panel focuses on how dramaturgy is currently taught in schools and institutions. The speakers present their experiences in setting up course programmes and curricula geared towards a formalised dramaturgical education.

As the final public event of the symposium, the panel will be immediately followed by closing remarks, delivered by ADN Founding Director LIM HOW NGEAN, and PETER ECKERSALL.

Speakers:
SHINTARO FUJII / CHARLENE RAJENDRAN / LI YINAN / ALYSON CAMPBELL

Moderator:
ROBIN LOON


 
FREE PUBLIC EVENT

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1830 - 1930

CLOSING REMARKS (CLOSED-DOOR)


 
BY INVITATION