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Contemporary Performance is Dramaturgical
In this lecture Peter Eckersall will discuss the role of dramaturgy in making contemporary performance. He will explore dramaturgy as an ‘expanded field’ of practices that include creative research, writing, devising practices and social practices. A key question will be how dramaturgy helps to make performances that are creative and aesthetically innovative while using the medium of theatre itself to make visible our political conditions and debate the future. What can the performing arts do and what
7 August 2022 | 2:00 - 5:00pm
Black Box, The Theatre Practice

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ADN Event Series 2021-22
ADN Event Series 2021-22 is a collection of public panels, roundtable critical responses and closed-door discussions taking place in 2021 and 2022, in lieu of the conventional conference mode held in one location. This series continues the network’s desire to regularly bring together dramaturgs and arts-practitioners from the ADN community and in and beyond the region for knowledge exchange and collective inquiry into dramaturgical knowledge and practice in Asia.
28 July 2021 - 7 August 2022 | 12:00am - 5:00pm
Ongoing Online: Durational & Digital Dramaturgy
The durational and the digital in performing arts continue to fly even as the world begins to enter an era of endemic with mobility freedoms near the horizon. ADN dives into the notions of durational dramaturgy in a digital context with special reference to 14, a 5-hour dance performance through multiple locations, conceptualised by Chen Wu-Kang and Sun Ruey Horng.  Moderated by dramaturg Cheng Nien Yuan, this roundtable features Chen, Sun and dramaturg Shawn Chua in conversation to u
March - 12 April 2022 | 2:00 - 3:30pm


Translocal Connections: Introducing the Asian Performing Arts Lab (APAL) in Germany
While the world was isolating and going online, there are still emergent small communities – with safe measures, of course – coming together for the arts. These initiatives strive for development and works-in-progress with support from a collective of artists. Such an initiative is the Germany-based Asian Performing Arts Lab (APAL). With the aim of providing a safe ‘holding place’ for artists to spend time developing and trialling artistic ideas, APAL offers short residencies particularly ali
13 March 2022 | 3:00 - 4:30pm


The ADN Book Project: Dramaturgies in Publication
Charlene Rajendran & Peter Eckersall embark on a sustained dialogue with a team of dramaturgs-editors to develop a publication that aims to reflect on, analyse and theorise critical areas of dramaturgy and dramaturgical practice in the Asia-Pacific region. This includes ideas and approaches that are developed and created across the varied spaces of practice.
18 January - 1 March 2022 | 12:00am - 11:59pm

Closed-Door Event.

Bodies to Bodies Dramaturgies
Featuring an international roundtable of artists, practitioners, dramaturgs who are engaged in and dedicated to the dramaturgy of the performing body in its multitude of performance strategies. Paired across different corners of the globe - Maja Hriesik (Slovakia) and Nia Augustina (Indonesia), Sasapin Siriwanij (Thailand) and Sara Vanderieck (Belgium) - will share with us their prior online dialogues with each other and bring sharp focus to ideas surrounding the theme ‘Bodies to Bodies Dramaturgies”.&nb
27 February 2022 | 4:00 - 6:00pm

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