Asian Intercultural Conference (AIC) 2023 – Preparing to Act: History and Heritage as Resource

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Every three years, Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) organises the Asian Intercultural Conference (AIC) — an international gathering of theatre professionals, scholars and academics.

After a brief hiatus due to Covid-19, we are delighted that this year the 2023 Conference returns with the theme Preparing to Act: History and Heritage as Resource, presented once again in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay.

The theme opens up a range of discourses and initiates dialogue among actors, performers, theatre-makers, transdisciplinary artists, academics, and festival organisers. The aim is to explore specific methods, techniques, knowledge systems and technologies drawn from the diverse histories and heritages of world theatre. What can we learn from these practices, traditions and lineages that can be repurposed for the here and now? What needs to be unlearned, re-formed or re-presented for the contemporary stages of the world?

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Frances Barbe, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
Sankar Venkateswaran, Sahyande Theatre

Andy Ng Wai-shek, ITI

Dr. Noramin Farid, Soultari
Raka Maitra, Chowk Productions
Oliver Chong, The Finger Players
Lim Ming Yi, Siong Leng Musical Association
Subramanian Ganesh, AGAM Theatre Lab 

Find out more about AIC 2023 on the event website:




27 - 29 Nov 2023


Mon, 27 Nov 8:45 AM – 6:45 PM; Tue & Wed, 28-29 Nov 9:15 AM – 5:30 PM


Esplanade Annexe Studio


Full 3-day Pass: $350
1-day Pass: $120

  • 20% Early Bird Discount valid until 27 Aug 2023

  • 30% Discount for Full-time Students / NSF

  • 30% Discount for Creative Independents / Delegates from Non-profit Organisations (with operating budgets below S$2 million p.a.).
    There are limited subsidies in this category. 
    Please write to to apply for this subsidy.

  • 30% Discount for Group Purchase of 8 or more Standard tickets.
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