By Florentina Bratfanof
What do ‘festivals’ mean in a global world? How are they perceived in Europe compared with Asia? What is their dialogue, keeping in mind EU and Asian practices?
By Vanini Belarmino
AMRITA Performing Arts is an NGO based in Cambodia. Its primary objective is to promote and sustain the preservation of traditional Cambodian performing arts.
Takako Suzuki, a Japanese performer, is a familiar face in Berlin and internationally, working with Germany’s premiere dance company, Sasha Waltz & Guest since the 90s.
By Judith Staines
[caption id="attachment_1023" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Image credit: Trans Europe Halles http://teh.net/"][/caption] The Internationale Gesellschaft der Bildenden Künste (IGBK) organised a meeting of European experts on ‘Mobility in the Visual Arts Sector ...
I interviewed two prominent figures in the performing arts: one from Thailand and one from Germanyto discuss their own experiences in working in opposite sides of the world.
I met German theatre director/choreographer, Helena Waldmann at a Café in the trendy Berlin-Mitte. Respected for her bold character, very much reflected in her edgy works and professional engagements in ...
Pichet Klunchun bridges traditional Thai Classical Dance language with contemporary sensibility, while keeping the heart and wisdom of the convention. He earned domestic notoriety for his efforts in contemporising Khon.
Europalia, based in Belgium, is a major international arts festival held every two years to celebrate one invited country’s cultural heritage. This year China has been chosen.
By Sasiwimon Wongjarin
The Regional Dance Summit that took place in Jakarta last August 2009, was organised by Goethe-Institut Jakarta, Indonesia.
The sixth edition of the Asia-Europe Dance Forum successfully took place in Portugal from 12th till 27th June 2009, hosted by Alkantara in Lisbon.
By Jeffrey Withaya Campbell
Alison Andrews, Performing Arts Officer in the Yorkshire region for the Arts Council England.
Amna Kusumo and three cultural activists founded Kelola, a national non-profit organisation that promotes Indonesian arts, through learning, access to funding and information.
[caption id="attachment_2811" align="alignright" width="170" caption="Daisuke Muto, Japan "][/caption] Contributed by Ive Stevenheydens 'We are interrelated through history' Daisuke Muto, Japan "I like to interpret the word 'contemporary' literally: a moment ...
What is 'contemporary' in performing arts today? What at first seems to be a very simple question actually has no straight or univocal answer at all.