Asian Intercultural Conference 2008

 

Theatre Today: Seeking New Paradigms

The inaugural conference was organised by TTRP (now ITI) in collaboration with the National University of Singapore Theatre Studies Programme.

Date: 28 May – 1 Jun 2008

Venue: Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road

 

 

Keynote Speakers
Stan Lai (Taiwan) Director/playwright; Artistic Director, Performance Workshop 

 

T. Sasitharan (Singapore) Co-Founder & Director, TTRP 

 

Speakers & Panellists
Felimon B. Blanco (The Philippines) Actor/director; Artistic Director, Provincial Government of Zamboanga del Sur; TTRP Class of 2005

 

Erik Ehn (USA) Dean, School of Theatre, California Institute of Arts

 

Richard Emmert (USA/Japan) Professor of Asian Theatre and Music, Musashino University; Founder & Director, Theatre Nohgaku; Noh instructor/performer/director

 

Uichiro Fueda (Japan) Director/actor

 

Miyuki Kamimura (Japan) Actor; TTRP Class of 2005

 

Kok Heng Leun (Singapore) Director/playwright; Artistic Director, Drama Box

 

Li Qiu Ping (China) Senior Lecturer, Shanghai Theatre Academy; Chinese Drama Association

 

Themis Lin Pei-Ann (Taiwan) Actor/director; Co-Founder, EX-Theatre Asia; TTRP Class of 2003
Sumit Mandal (Malaysia) Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Mohamed Kunju Noushad (India) Actor; Artistic Director, Shri Ram Centre For Performing Arts; visiting faculty of National School of Drama; TTRP Class of 2005

 

Paul Rae (Singapore) Director/playwright; Artistic Director, Spell#7; Theatre Studies Programme, National University of Singapore

 

Sajeev Purushothama (India) Actor; ITI final year student

 

Makoto Sato (Japan) Playwright/director; Co-Founder, Blacktent Theatre

 

Sardono W. Kusumo (Indonesia) Rector, Jakarta Institute of the Arts Assisted by Bambang Besur Suryono, Wayang Wong performer

 

Peter Sau (Singapore) Director/actor; ITI Class of 2003

 

Mitsuyo Uesugi (Japan) Butoh performer; Co-Founder, Ahiru Studio

 

Gopalan N. Venu (India) Director, Natanakairali Research and Performing Centre for Traditional Arts, Ammannur Chakyar Madhom
Assisted by Kapila Venu, Kutiyattam performer

 

Yeo Yann Yann (Singapore) Actor; TTRP Class of 2003

 

Phillip B. Zarrilli (United Kingdom)

 

Professor of Drama, University of Exeter
David Zinder (Israel) Professor at Theatre Arts Department, Tel Aviv University

 

Designations of speakers and panellists were current at time of conference

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Wed 

28 May

Thu  

29 May

Fri  

30 May

Sat  

31 May

Sun  

1 Jun

1st Session 

9am

to 10.50am

 

Keynote 1 

Engaging the Contemporary: A Singaporean Perspective on Theatre and Training

- T. Sasitharan

Plenary 1 

Locating Traditional Theatre within Contemporary Practice

- G. Venu, assisted by Kapila Venu

- Sardono Kusumo, assisted by Bambang Besur Suryono

Plenary 3 

Locating Traditional Theatre within Contemporary Practice

- Li Qiu Ping

- Richard Emmert

Plenary 5 

Teaching What You Don’t Know: Intercultural Pedagogies in Performance

- Paul Rae

 

TEA BREAK
2nd Session 

 

11.10am

to

1pm

Delegate 

Registration

2.30pm to 6pm

Keynote 2 

Engaging the Contemporary: Bridging China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the US

- Stan Lai

Plenary 2 

Reconsidering Acting: Traditional Theatre(s) and the Contemporary Stage

- Phillip Zarrilli

Plenary 4 

Shifting Perspectives: Intercultural Directing

- David Zinder

 

Panel 4 

CONCLUSIONS

& Q & A

Writing the Intercultural

- Erik Ehn

 

Aspects of the Intercultural: Teaching Southeast Asia to Acting Students

- Sumit Mandal

 

Concluding Remarks

- T. Sasitharan

 

1.00pm Close of Conference

LUNCH BREAK
3rd Session 

 

2.30pm to 4.20pm

 

Panel 1 

After TTRP: Locating Intercultural Practice

- Felimon Blanco

- Lin Mei Yun (Pei Ann)

- Sajeev Purushothama

Panel 2 

After TTRP: Working Interculturally

- Mohd Noushad

- Peter Sau

- Yeo Yann Yann

- Miyuki Kamimura

Panel 3  

Redirections: Directing Interculturally

- Kok Heng Leun

- Uichiro Fueda

- Makoto Sato

- Mitsuyo Uesugi

TEA BREAK
4th Session 

4.40pm

to 5.30pm

Q & A Q & A Q & A
6pm Close Close Close
6.30pm 

to

8.30pm

Reception:  

An Evening with

Din Tai Fung

8pm Hamletmachine